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Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF) Connection

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. The 2020 Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF) Connection will be held virtually from August 10-14, 2020.

About the RMF Connection

The Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF) Connection 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.

Participation in this program is optional, but it is highly encouraged. All students that complete the application by July 1, 2020, will be guaranteed a space.

Fellows are expected to attend the entire program.

Tentative Schedule

Monday, August 10
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST
Welcome and Orientation
Tuesday, August 11
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST
Workshop
Wednesday, August 12
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST
Workshop
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST
Optional Social Event
Thursday, August 13
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST
Workshop
Friday, August 14
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST
Workshop

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

Contact RMF Connection

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

Contact RMF Awarding, Processing and Benefits

Rackham Office of Financial Aid and Fellowships

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