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Funding for Master's Students

Incoming Students

Rackham Master’s Awards

Competitive fellowship for U.S. citizens and permanent residents who contribute to diversity provides full tuition, benefits and a monthly stipend for two terms. Rackham administered.

NASA Earth Space and Science Fellowship (NESSF)

One year fellowship, renewable for up to three years, for master’s or doctoral students pursuing degrees in Earth and space sciences or related disciplines.

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) Graduate Fellowship

Provides up to six years of support for graduate students in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.

Summer

Rackham Summer Award

Enables graduate students enrolled in a Rackham program to work on research, scholarly, or creative projects in collaboration with faculty mentors during Spring/Summer term. Rackham administered.

Non-Traditional Students

Rackham Non-Traditional Fellowship

Assists master’s students who return to graduate school after an extended absence. Rackham administered.

CEW Scholarship Program

For students who have experienced a lapse in education after graduating from high school of at least 48 consecutive or non-consecutive months (not counting interruptions of less than 8 months).

International Students

The Barbour Scholarship

The Barbour Scholarships support women who are citizens of countries in the area formerly known as the Orient (encompassing the large region extending from Turkey in the west to Japan and the Philippines in the east) and who intend to devote themselves to a professional career in their native countries after graduation. Rackham administered.

Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship

Assists outstanding students in Rackham programs who have earned a previous degree from a university in Taiwan. Rackham administered.

Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU)

Administers several fellowships for students from Latin American countries to pursue graduate study.

Rackham International Student Fellowship

Assists outstanding international students, particularly those who may be ineligible for other kinds of support because of citizenship. Rackham administered.

Robin Wright Graduate Fellowship

Supports research by a Rackham student from the Islamic World or Africa. Preference will be given to research on international and global issues in the contemporary period.

Michigan Residents

Dorothy J. Thurston Graduate Scholarship

Awarded by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the student must be a Kent County resident (2 year minimum) pursuing full or part-time study at any accredited school in Michigan. Must have financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Guy D. & Mary Edith Halladay Graduate Scholarship

Awarded by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the student must be a Kent County resident (2 year minimum) and a graduate level student at a Michigan college. Must have financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

King-Chavez-Parks

The King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program is funded by the State of Michigan and is intended to increase the pool of traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in postsecondary education. Rackham administered.

Women

The Barbour Scholarship

The Barbour Scholarships support women who are citizens of countries in the area formerly known as the Orient (encompassing the large region extending from Turkey in the west to Japan and the Philippines in the east) and who intend to devote themselves to a professional career in their native countries after graduation. Rackham administered.

Topical or Discipline Specific Opportunities

Dow Sustainability Master’s and Professional Fellowship

Provides up to $20,000 over one year to support terminal master’s students committed to finding interdisciplinary sustainability solutions on local-to-global scales.

NASA Earth Space and Science Fellowship (NESSF)

One year fellowship, renewable for up to three years, for master’s or doctoral students pursuing degrees in Earth and space sciences or related disciplines.

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) Graduate Fellowship

Provides up to six years of support for graduate students in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.

Radcliffe/Ramsdell Fellowship

Graduate students at U-M who wish to pursue advanced studies in this country or abroad in religious education or in preparation for the ministry are eligible for both the Radcliffe and Ramsdell fellowships. Students must have already received a degree (bachelor's, master's, etc.) from U-M prior to the deadline for the Ramsdell Fellowship. Rackham administered.

Conference Travel

International Institute Conference Travel Grants

Grants provide supplemental travel support for graduate and professional school students who are presenting papers on international or area studies topics at conferences in the U.S. and its territories.

Rackham Conference Travel Grant

Provides opportunities for Rackham graduate students to present papers and/or posters at academic conferences. Students may apply once per fiscal year. Rackham administered.

Research

Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant

The Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant is designed to support Rackham graduate students who need assistance to carry out research that advances their progress toward their degree. Rackham administered.

CEW Riecker Graduate Student Research Grants

Grants of up to $1,500 for student-designed, student-conducted degree-required dissertation or thesis research on topics related to CEW's mission with a gender focus.

Study, Research, and Work Abroad

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students

Provides travel and living expenses for individually designed study/research projects abroad.

German Academic Exchange

An exchange program with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the University of Michigan for study or research abroad in Germany. Rackham administered.

Lurcy Fellowship for Study in France

The Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust seeks to promote friendship and understanding between the peoples of the United States and France by supporting scholarly activities and exchanges which allow members of one society to learn more about the people and civilization of the other society. Rackham administered.

Mary Sue & Kenneth Coleman Global Experience Scholarship

Funding for international experiences directly related to recipients’ degree, including international study, internships, and service work.

Rackham International Research Award

Supports master’s students conducting a non-course related research project required for their degree outside the United States and Puerto Rico. Rackham administered.

Raoul Wallenberg International Summer Travel Award

Provides funding for one graduate student per summer to participate in an international community service project, humanitarian experience, or other civic oriented project related to the field of public health.

Area Studies Centers and Programs on Campus

In addition to the specific awards highlighted above, there are many area studies centers and programs with an international focus that offer research and travel grants.

Education Debt

Harold and Vivian Shapiro/John Malik/Jean Forrest Awards

Assist graduate students with interest payments on unsubsidized educational loans.

Emergency Financial Support

Rackham Graduate Student Emergency Funds

Helps meet the financial needs of Rackham graduate students who encounter an emergency situation or one-time, unusual, or unforeseen expenses during their degree program. Rackham administered.

Student Emergency Funds

U-M offers several types of assistance for students experiencing an emergency situation or one-time, unusual, unforeseen expense while in school. Options include grants and short-term, interest-free loans. Information regarding the availability of emergency funding from a variety of sources is available on the Provost’s Office website.

CEW Critical Difference Grants

The Center for the Education of Women offers small emergency grants to graduate students for unexpected financial emergencies that threaten to derail progress to degree.

Child Care

U-M Child Care Subsidy Program

Administered by the Office of Financial Aid, the program provides funds to graduate students to assist them with the cost of state-licensed child care.

U-M Child Care Tuition Grant

Assists U-M families with young children with the cost of licensed child care at U-M campus centers. Students must apply for Child Care Subsidy Program first.