Rackham International Student Fellowship and the 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. These fellowships will be awarded in a combined competition.

Award: Funding will be available for twenty-five (25) International Student Fellowship awards and six (6) Chia-Lun Lo Fellowships. The award may be used as a stipend or toward tuition and will be disbursed in the winter 2019 term. 


  • International students only
  • Students must have already successfully completed one year of graduate study
  • Be in good academic standing as a master’s or pre-candidate student during the fall 2018 term
  • Students must be registered for at least three (3) credits if a master's student, or for six (6) credits if a pre-candidate student in the term of nomination as well as in the following academic term. Preference will be given to students who do not have other sources of funding.
  • Students may only receive this award once

SEAS Application Process: Students interested in being nominated must email the following items as attachments to seas-financial-aid@umich.edu no later than 9:00 AM on Monday, September, 17 2018:

  • Current CV
  • One-page statement describing your research and future goals (1,500 words maximum)
  • Arrange for a faculty member to support your request by sending a nomination statement by the deadline to seas-financial-aid@umich.edu describing why you would be appropriate for nomination. The faculty nomination statement must address:
    • Your achievements and academic promise in your field of study
    • Previous sources of support
    • Other funding circumstances
Funding type: 
Application deadline: 
September 17, 2018
Key eligibility criteria: 
PhD precandidate
All master's programs
International students
Last updated: 
August 14, 2018