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. SEAS may nominate two (2) students for the university-wide competition. The SEAS nominees will be determined by the SEAS Scholarship Committee.

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 2020 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 2019 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 submit the following items into a single .pdf document to https://tinyurl.com/y2hvwmqn no later than 9:00 AM on Monday, September 23, 2019. Title the document as Lastname.International.pdf. The SEAS Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, in conjunction with the SEAS Scholarship Committee, will determine the two (2) student nominations that are forwarded to Rackham. Once decisions have been made, applicants will be notified of their status.

  • Current CV
  • A one-page statement describing your research and future goals (1,500 words maximum)
  • Arrange for a faculty member to support your request by submitting a nomination statement by the deadline to Mark Romanowski, markroma@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
Application deadline: 
September 23, 2019
Funding type: 
Key eligibility criteria: 
Any Citizenship
Master's Students
Last updated: 
September 11, 2019