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On behalf of the Rackham Graduate School thank you for your interest in the Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop (RIW) program. Rackham sponsors an ongoing program of interdisciplinary workshops, which is overseen by Associate Dean Arthur Verhoogt. This program has two goals: First, it is designed to encourage exchange and collaboration among graduate students, faculty, postdocs, and staff who share intellectual interests but do not necessarily have an easily available forum in common because they have different academic affiliations. Second, it is designed to help advanced doctoral students form working groups that support the development of research projects and dissertation-writing.

At this time, Rackham is following guidelines which are aligned with university policy to ensure a fiscally responsible running of the Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshops. With the expectation that current university spending restrictions will be lifted in the new fiscal year which begins July 1, 2021, we will allow proposed budgets for RIWs not to exceed $5,000 for proposals submitted by July 14 and $2,500 for proposals submitted by January 4. All Rackham funds are subject to university policy. If restrictions are not eased, the RIW will not be able to be reimbursed for any portion of the award on categories that remain curtailed.

Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshops