Each year, Rackham is thrilled to honor exceptional student research and outstanding instructors and faculty mentors. Browse the awards below to learn more and see this year’s recipients.
Reception after Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship Ceremony.
Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships
The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards granted by the Rackham Graduate School. Doctoral candidates who expect to graduate within six years since beginning their degrees are eligible to apply, and the strength and quality of their dissertation abstract, publications and presentations, and recommendations are all taken into consideration when granting this award.
ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation award winners with ProQuest staff.
ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards
The ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes exceptional and unusually interesting work produced by doctoral students. Each year, Rackham invites faculty to nominate outstanding dissertations produced in their programs. The nomination dossiers submitted are then read and discussed by a review panel of faculty members who identify the finalists. Then, members of the Michigan Society of Fellows read the finalists' dissertations, review their merits, and select the winners.
Interim Dean Michael Solomon addresses group at Rackham Faculty Mentoring Awards Ceremony.
Rackham Faculty Mentoring Awards
To recognize excellence in mentorship, Rackham asks graduate students and faculty for nominations for three awards: the John H. D’Arms Faculty Award for Distinguished Graduate Mentoring in the Humanities, the Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award, and the Rackham Master’s Mentoring Award.
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award winner.
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards
Through the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards, Rackham recognizes scholars who have been nominated by their program for teaching excellence. Winners of this award demonstrate superb skill in teaching, mentoring, and advising. They bring creativity, inspirational commitment, and intellectual excitement to the classroom, discussion section, or teaching lab, and communicate this passion with their undergraduate students.