Rackham Outstanding GSI Award

SEAS may nominate up to two (2) students for the Rackham Outstanding GSI Award. Up to twenty awards will be made, each with an honorarium of $1,000.

Eligibility: Eligible students must have completed at least two terms (not necessarily consecutive) as GSIs. NOTE: Students whose second term of teaching will occur in the final semester of their program may be nominated for next year's Outstanding GSI competition, even though they may no longer be enrolled at the university by that time.

Selection Criteria: Nominees must demonstrate: exceptional ability and creativity as teachers continuous growth as teachers (e.g., by seeking to refine their own teaching skills and helping others to do the same) service as outstanding mentors and advisors to their students, colleagues, and others in need of their help growth as scholars in the course of their graduate programs

SEAS Application Process: To nominate a GSI, faculty must submit the following items to seas-financial-aid@umich.edu by 9:00 AM on Monday, November 4, 2019. The SEAS Scholarship Committee will determine which nominations will be forwarded to Rackham.

Initial application must include:
  • Faculty nomination statement (maximum 1 page)
  • Copy of all the student's teaching evaluation summaries 

Once the SEAS nominees have been identified, OAP will work with the student and their nominators to complete the official nomination dossier. This is a labor and time-intensive activity, so thinking and planning ahead is critical.

SEAS Nomination Deadline: 9:00 a.m., Monday, November 4, 2019

Rackham Submission Deadline: 5:00 p.m., January 27, 2020

Application deadline: 
November 4, 2019
Funding type: 
Key eligibility criteria: 
Any Citizenship
PhD Students
Master's Students
Last updated: 
October 7, 2019