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Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship Celebration

The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships are part of a long heritage of funding for outstanding Ph.D. students from across varying disciplines dating back to the 1930s. Each spring, graduate programs from across the University of Michigan nominate their most talented scholars to receive this prestigious award. The recipients are advanced doctoral students who use the fellowship to complete their dissertation research and writing.

While the Predoctoral Fellowships are part of Rackham’s rich tradition, 2021 has been anything but traditional. While we are unable to hold a public ceremony to celebrate and honor this year’s awardees, we take this opportunity to showcase our talented students and the fascinating research they are pursuing.

Remarks by
Mike Solomon

Dean, Rackham Graduate School
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs–Graduate Studies

Faculty Greetings from
Bing Ye

Burton L Baker Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences

Predoctoral Greetings from
Katherine Hummel

Ph.D. Candidate, English Language and Literature

Predoctoral Greetings from
Samar Minallah

Ph.D. Candidate, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering

Predoctoral Greetings from
Elizabeth Ronan

Ph.D. Candidate, Molecular and Integrative Physiology

2021—2022 Predoctoral Fellows

The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards granted by 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.

Congratulations to all of the following graduate students:

Biological and Health Sciences

Physical Sciences and Engineering

Social Sciences

Humanities and the Arts