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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 2019 Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF) Connection will be held August 12 to 23, 2019.

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 12 to 23, 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
Date Time Event
Monday, August 12 9:00am to 6:00pm Welcome and Orientation
Tuesday, August 13, to Friday, August 16 10:00am to 1:00pm Professional Development Workshops and Lunch
Saturday, August 17 9:00am to 3:00 pm Day Trip to Detroit (optional)
Monday, August 19, to Thursday, August 22 10:00am to 1:00pm Professional Development Workshops and Lunch
Friday, August 23 9:00am to 5:00pm Intellectual Autobiography Presentations

Participation in this program is optional, but it is highly encouraged. All students that complete the application by June 27, 2019, 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 2019 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