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These are just some of the many prestigious grants, awards, and fellowships that have been awarded to our graduate students in recent years.
Rackham Awards and Fellowships
Rackham International Student Fellowship/Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship
The Rackham International Student Fellowship assists outstanding international students, particularly those who may be ineligible for other kinds of support because of citizenship. In addition the Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship assists outstanding students in Rackham programs who have earned a previous degree from a university in Taiwan.
Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. This fellowship seeks to support students working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious, and impactful.
This is a scholarship for women of the highest academic and professional caliber from countries encompassing the large region extending from Turkey in the west to Japan and the Philippines in the east to study modern science, medicine, mathematics, and other academic disciplines and professions critical to the development of their native lands.
Susan Lipschutz, Margaret Ayers Host and Anna Olcott Smith Awards
These awards recognize promising woman scholars in Rackham graduate programs.
Rackham Public Scholarship Grants
Rackham Public Scholarship Grants provide support for publicly engaged scholarly projects created between Rackham students and community partners. Examples of public scholarship include, but are not limited to, exhibits, policy research with a direct impact, podcasts and public programs, K-12 partnerships, and community-engaged research with clear benefits to partners and students.
IRWG/Rackham Community of Scholars
This summer fellowship program is intended to support graduate students enrolled in any Rackham graduate program on the U-M Ann Arbor campus who are engaged in scholarly research or other creative projects focusing on women, gender or sexuality.
The ICPSR Summer Program offers several scholarships that provide registration (tuition) fee waivers to the four-week sessions.
Erykah Benson (Clifford C. Clogg)
Kimson Johnson (Diversity Initiative)
Elizabeth Harris (Diversity Initiative)
Danae Ross (Diversity Initiative)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated the potential to be high achieving scientists and engineers, early in their careers
ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
The ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (ASA DDRIG) program supports theoretically grounded empirical investigations to advance understanding of fundamental social processes.
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
Through its program of fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. This fellowship is awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.
NAEd Spencer Dissertation Fellowship
The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education.
2022 - Brittany Vasquez
2020 - Shauna Dyer
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars
Health Policy Research Scholars is a leadership development program for full-time doctoral students who are entering their second year of study and are from populations underrepresented in specific doctoral disciplines and/or historically marginalized backgrounds.
2020 - Danae Ross
2018 - Matthew Bakko
2017 - Valerie Taing