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Rackham Merit Fellowship Connection

The Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF) Connection is a program designed for newly admitted master’s and doctoral students who are recipients of a Rackham Merit Fellowship. The 2024 RMF Connection one-week program will be held August 12 to 17, 2024.

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 22, 2024, will be guaranteed a space.

Fellows are expected to attend the entire program, if possible, Monday through Friday and be
available during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A final schedule of activities is

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

RMF Connection for Master’s Students (RMA)

August 12 to 17, 2024

Registration will be available May 1, 2024.

RMF Connection for
Ph.D. Students (RMF, RSA, and REA)

August 12 to 17, 2024

Registration will be available May 1, 2024.

Contact Information

RMF Connection

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

RMF General Questions

RMF Administration

RMF Utilization, Award Processing

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