PhD candidate Calder Fong was awarded the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for 2018/19 to work on his dissertation. The fellowship provides three terms of support that may begin with Spring/Summer or Fall term 2018.

Fong was selected for this fellowship based on the following criteria:

  1. Quality of the nominee’s personal statement, including the research plan, progress on the project, and scholarly significance of the dissertation research.
  2. Results of early research or scholarship in graduate studies, as represented; e.g., through article publication, conference presentation, or other scholarly products such as websites, performances, exhibitions, etc.
  3. Perspectives of the program (as gained from the Statement of Student Achievement and Potential) and supporting faculty/scholars (as gained from the letters of recommendation).
  4. Excellence in graduate teaching and/or pedagogy/mentoring/professional leadership and service.

Congratulations, Calder!