Rackham Grants, Stipend Calendar, Tax Information

Rackham Professional Development Grant

A Rackham Professional Development Grant is intended to support Rackham doctoral students seeking careers both within and outside academia. This funding is to support short-term experiences that promote the development of professional skills which will further a student’s career goals. Areas may include:

  • Presentation skills
  • Developing, organizing, or managing a business
  • Management skills
  • Leadership
  • Translating academic skills into non-academic careers

The Rackham Professional Development Grant cannot be combined with the Rackham Conference Travel Grant or Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant.

Rackham Conference Travel Grant

The Rackham Conference Travel Grant is intended to provide opportunities for Rackham graduate students to become familiar with, and participate in the life of, their academic professions. As part of its University-wide commitment to advancing international research and training, the International Institute provides funding for 30 awards to international destinations. The remainder of the funding comes from Rackham. You must submit your applications before the first day of the conference for travel through the end of the final term of registration. The conference may occur anytime up through your final semester of registration. Applications will not be considered for retroactive funding.

The travel grant provides:

  • Up to $900 for the continental United States
  • Up to $1,150 for Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe
  • Up to $1,400 for Africa, Asia, South America, and Australia

The Rackham Conference Travel Grant cannot be combined with the Rackham Professional Development Grant or Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant.

Tax Information

Information on this page is offered as a resource and should not be considered tax advice. Your individual situation may not be covered by this information.