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Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF) Connection

The “Developing Shared Expectations” handout was a critical piece to starting a conversation with my advisor and supervisor. It really set me apart from other students, and also made me look professional and prepared. I feel like they both take me very seriously and are interested in working with me even more because I started an important conversation.

RMF Connection Participant

I made a lot of friends! We still hang out, and we even got together after the first day of class just to check in with each other. I appreciated RMF bringing us together because otherwise I would not have found them.

RMF Connection Participant

The 2018 Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF) Connection will be held August 13 to 24, 2018.

The Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF) Connection is a program designed for newly admitted doctoral students who are recipients of a Rackham Merit Fellowship. This includes Rackham Engineering Awards (REA), Rackham Science Awards (RSA), and Rackham Merit Fellowship students in education and psychology.

This two-week program, scheduled August 13 to 24, is designed to:

  • Introduce students to resources in Rackham and across the university.
  • Provide professional, academic, and personal development experiences to assist with the first-year transition.
  • Cultivate community among the RMF cohort.
Tentative Schedule
Monday, August 139:00am to 6:00pmWelcome and Orientation
Tuesday, August 14, to Friday, August 1710:00am to 1:00pmProfessional Development Workshops and Lunch
Saturday, August 189:00am to 3:00 pmDay Trip to Detroit (optional)
Monday, August 20, to Thursday, August 2310:00am to 1:00pmProfessional Development Workshops and Lunch
Friday, August 249:00am to 5:00pmIntellectual Autobiography Presentations

Participation in this program is optional, but it is highly encouraged. All students that complete the application by June 1, 2018, will be guaranteed a space.

Please note: Fellows are expected to attend the entire two-week program and will be responsible for their own housing and transportation costs.

Register for the 2018 RMF Connection

Rackham Merit Fellowship Contacts

For RMF Awarding, Processing and Benefits

Rackham Office of Financial Aid and Fellowships
Phone: 734.764.8119

For RMF Connection

Contact us if you have any questions about the RMF Connection. Please include your name, program or department, and phone number.

1530 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Phone: 734.647.4013
Fax: 734.763.8565

Rackham Graduate School will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. We will return at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 26. During the holiday, there will be no processing of application materials and no updates to your Wolverine Access account. After we reopen, there will be a delay in processing application materials. Thank you for your patience as we process the high volume of materials.