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Preview Events

Preview Events are a collaboration between the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA), select departments across the College, and the Rackham Graduate School to provide a funded opportunity to experience the vitality of the campus, meet faculty and potential graduate student peers, attend courses and seminars, and visit research labs to learn about select PhD programs.  

Preview Events are open to juniors, seniors, & masters level students who are a US citizen, permanent resident, or a DACA recipient, and are pursuing graduate school. Strong applicants are those who have outstanding academic qualifications, show exceptional potential for scholarly success in a graduate program, and demonstrate promise for contributing to wider academic, professional, or civic communities. 

To qualify for this program, applicants must also meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. come from an educational, cultural, or geographic background that is underrepresented in graduate study;
  2. have demonstrated a sustained commitment to diversity in the academic, professional, or civic realm, specifically efforts in the U.S to reduce social, educational, or economic disparities based on race, ethnicity, or gender, or to improve race relations in the U.S.;
  3. have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances; or
  4. are a first generation U.S. citizen or are the first generation in your family to graduate from a four-year college or university.



This event is a funded opportunity to visit the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor to learn more about our PhD programs.  List of participating PhD programs will be announced soon!

Covered costs include roundtrip airfare/train/bus ticket, ground transportation from airport to Ann Arbor, and hotel stay for duration of event.  Meals are also provided. 



In addition to completing an online form, applicants must also:

  • Complete and upload a Research Information Form
  • Upload a current Resume/CV
  • Upload Unofficial Transcript(s)
    • Note: a reference letter is recommended, but is not required.


*The Application Deadline for the previous cycle has passed. Updates will be posted in Spring 2024. The chart below provides a generalized timeline for the 2024 Preview Event.