Doctoral Fellows Program FAQ
How do I submit an application?
Applications are submitted online. We still start accepting applications for the next cohort of Graham Graduate Fellows in the fall. An online application will be available on this webpage at that time.
In what format should I submit my application?
All application materials, except the letters of recommendation, must be submitted in a single (1), condensed pdf file. This file should include scanned (black and white) versions of requested materials, e.g. non-electronic transcripts and matching support form. Letters of recommendations must be submitted separately by the recommenders. An email prompt will be sent to the listed individuals after submission of the fellowship application.
Who is eligible for the Graham Fellows Program?
All doctoral students at U-M, regardless of candidacy status.
Can I nominate myself?
No. A nomination must come from a faculty member. Any doctoral student is eligible, but students cannot apply directly for support. Nominations will be considered only from U-M faculty members. Each faculty member may nominate only one student a year. A student is eligible for only one two-year Graham fellowship award.
When is the deadline?
The next application deadline is TBD.
Can I begin an application and submit it later?
Yes. Applicants are encouraged to create a profile as soon as possible. Creating a profile will trigger an email to recommenders and allow them to submit their letters of support electronically. Letters of recommendation must be received by the submission deadline (see FAQ above) or the application will be considered in complete and not accepted. Two letters of recommendation are required for each application.
When will the awards be announced?
Who should the letters be addressed to?
Donald Scavia, Director
Can I use it for just one year?
Can I use it for post-doctoral support?
No, these funds cannot be used for the support of post-doctoral studies.
Can the letter(s) of recommendation come from a non-U-M faculty member?
Yes, a letter(s) of recommendation may come from a non-U-M faculty member; however a letter must also come from the nominating U-M faculty member.
How many letters of recommendation are required? Is a nomination letter the same as a recommendation letter?
Two letters of recommendation are required. The faculty nominator may choose to document their nomination of the student in their letter of recommendation. In this case, a separate nomination letter is not required. Only two professors need to submit letters on behalf of the applying student. Once a student has created an online profile, each professor listed will receive an email allowing them to submit his/her letter of nomination/recommendation through the Graham Institute website.