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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.


Any Rackham program on the Ann Arbor campus may nominate up to two international graduate students who have successfully completed one year of graduate study and are in good academic standing as a master’s or precandidate student. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are not eligible. Nominees 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. If awarded, the student must be a master’s or precandidate during the term of disbursement under eligibility for the Rackham International Student Fellowship.

If programs wish to nominate one or more students eligible for the Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship, they may nominate up to three students for this combined competition.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must have a strong academic record, be making good progress toward the degree, and demonstrate outstanding academic and professional promise. Preference will be given to students who do not have other sources of funding.


October 4, 2022

Award Description

Awards of $10,000 may be used as stipend or tuition. Students may receive this award only once. Twenty-five (25) International Student Fellowship awards will be available in 2022–23.

In addition, 6 Chia-Lun Lo Fellowships will be available in 2022–23.

Nomination Process

Students are nominated by their program for this award. Students should contact their program regarding their selection process.

Programs may submit the nomination, including the following:

  • Statement of Student Achievement and Potential, including a brief statement by the graduate program chair regarding the qualifications of the nominee and the selection process used (1,500 words);
  • Personal statement from the nominee describing his/her research and future goals (1,500 words);
  • Letter of recommendation from the nominee’s faculty advisor or graduate chair, noting achievement and promise, previous sources of support, and other funding circumstances;
  • Current curriculum vitae (c.v.)

Submit a Nomination