Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship Program

The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. We seek to support students working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious, and impactful.

Approximately 240 Rackham doctoral students are nominated each year by Ann Arbor programs.  Starting from 2023 cycle, we are pleased to announce that Rackham extended nomination for this prestigious fellowship to Rackham doctoral students at UM-Dearborn.

Award Description

Two (2) Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships will be available for 2024-2025 to Rackham doctoral students in CECS. The fellowship provides three terms of support that may begin with spring/summer or fall term 2024. Rackham Predoctoral Fellows are expected to work full-time toward the completion of degree requirements throughout the period of the award. Fellowships include a stipend of $36,084 (currently), candidacy tuition, and required fees for twelve months. GradCare health and dental insurance will be provided during the fellowship period. Students may receive only one award.

Submit Your Nomination

Students may not apply directly to this fellowship. CECS PhD Program Directors may submit documentation via InfoReady by the deadline.


If you have any questions, please email [email protected].


CECS Graduate Education Office

2060/2070 - Professional Education Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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