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Block Grant

Block Grant funds provide Rackham programs with flexibility to support students and to improve the quality of the program. These funds may be used for fellowships, summer support, recruitment activities, research support, and research related travel.


All recipients must be students in the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

Newly admitted citizens of the U.S. and Permanent Resident Aliens are eligible for the Rackham Merit Fellowship.

All U.S. citizens, Permanent Resident Aliens and non-U.S./international students are eligible for the Rackham One Term Dissertation Grants and the Rackham Humanities Research Fellowships.

Services Not To Be Required

These funds shall under no circumstances be used to pay the recipient for services. Offers made by departments to students shall indicate clearly that an award of these funds constitutes a fellowship.

No Deadline Offers

The University has no deadline relating to the making of offers to prospective students. However, prospective students may not be required to accept an offer prior to April 15. Please see the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) resolution regarding the offer of financial aid to entering students. A hard copy of the resolution should be included with all financial offers to prospective students.

Funds Released by Early Terminations

If a student resigns a fellowship prior to the scheduled end of his tenure, the balance of the award is at the disposal of the department for other awards within the fiscal year.

Last updated: September 12, 2016 - 2:15pm