Program Application Details
How and when do I submit an application?
Submit your application via the following online application. The "Intent to Apply" was due October 1, 2011 with the full application due by October 15, 2011 (by 5 p.m. EST).
- 2012 Graham Graduate Fellowships RFP (Please read carefully prior to applying)
- 2012 Graham Graduate Fellowships Matching Support Form (Microsoft Word version or fillable PDF form.)
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. Letters of nomination/recommendation must be submitted separately by the recommenders. An e-mail prompt will be sent to the listed individuals after submission of the "Intent to Apply."
Who is eligible for the Graham Fellows Program?
All doctoral students at U-M, regardless of candidacy status or school/program.
Can I nominate myself?
No. A nomination must come from your U-M faculty advisor. 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 deadline for the "Intent to Apply" was October 1, 2011, and the deadline for the full application is October 15, 2011 (by 5 p.m. EST in both cases).
Can I begin an application and submit it later?
Yes. Applicants are encouraged to submit their "Intent to Apply" and begin the online application process by creating a profile immediately. This will trigger an email to recommenders and allow them to submit their letters of support electronically. Letters of support must be received by October 15, 2011 or the application will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
When will the awards be announced?
The 2012 Fellows will be announced by the end of 2011 for awards beginning in 2012.
Who should the letters be addressed to?
Donald Scavia, Director of the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute
Can I use the funding for post-doctoral support?
No, these funds cannot be used for the support of post-doctoral studies.
Do I need to reside in Ann Arbor?
Yes, all Graham Doctoral Fellows have to reside in Ann Arbor, although reasonable absences for fieldwork are permissible.
Can a letter of recommendation come from a non-U-M faculty member?
Yes, a letter of recommendation may come from a non-U-M faculty member. However, the nomination letter must come from the U-M faculty member who is the student's faculty advisor.