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Grants and Fellowships Awarded to Graduate Students

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.

2021  

Jun Zhou

 

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.

2022

Miriam Gleckman-Krut
Valerie Taing

2020 

Anne Blumenthal
Anne Clark
Jared Eno
Luis Flores

2019

Jessica Gillooly
Simeon Newman

2018

Jamie Budnick
Kelly Russell

 

Barbour Scholarship

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.

2020 

Yang Zhang

 

Susan Lipschutz, Margaret Ayers Host and Anna Olcott Smith Awards

These awards recognize promising woman scholars in Rackham graduate programs.

2021

Shoshana Shapiro
Adriana Ponce

 

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.

2020

Jasmine Simington
Miriam Gleckman-Krut
Lydia Wileden

 

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.

2022

Luis Flores
DeAnna Smith

2021

Gabrielle Peterson
Adriana Ponce

2020

Lanora Johnson
Sadiyah Malcolm

2019

Chelle Jones

 

ICPSR Scholarships

The ICPSR Summer Program offers several scholarships that provide registration (tuition) fee waivers to the four-week sessions.

2022

Erykah Benson (Clifford C. Clogg)

2021

Kayonne Christy
Kimson Johnson (Diversity Initiative)

2020

Elizabeth Harris (Diversity Initiative)

2018

Sadiyah Malcolm
Lewis Miles
So'Phelia Morrow
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

 

2022

Maya Glenn
Sofia Hiltner

2021

Jacob Caponi

2020

Lewis Miles

2019

Jasmine Simington
Giovanni Roman-Torres
Sidney Galan
Karina McDonald-Lopez

2018

Mira Vale
Elly Field

2017

Sam Hobson
Kristin Foringer

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. 

 

2022

Miriam Gleckman-Krut
Erin McAuliffe
Mira Vale

2021

Elly Field
Sam Hobson

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.

2022

Maya Glenn
Cynthia Magallanes-Gonzalez

2021

Alexus Roane

2020

Aya Waller-Bey

2019

Jasmine Simington
DeAnna Smith

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