Graduate Awards

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Alumni Fund Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award
Presented to graduate students based on research advisor recommendation, publications, posters, meetings presented, uniqueness and nature of research. This award is provided by the Alumni Fund.

American Chemical Society Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Research and Teaching
This award is given by the Huron Valley Section of the American Chemical Society. It is intended to recognize achievement in teaching and research by a graduate student.

Robert & Carolyn Buzzard Graduate Chemistry Student Leadership Award
The Leadership Award is given to a graduate student who has shown the skills of a leader to many. The person takes an active role in the department, assisting with graduate recruitment, working with faculty and staff to provide a better environment for graduate students. This person also serves as a morale and welfare support person. This award is provided by Bob & Carolyn Buzzard.

Florence Fenwick Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award
Presented to graduate students who taught undergraduate courses in Chemistry during the  academic year. Recipients are selected based on their contribution to innovation in the lab or classroom, teaching evaluations and written recommendation of a professor. This award is provided by the Florence Fenwick Memorial Fund.

Milton Tamres Outstanding Teaching Award
Milton Tamres, Emeritus Professor, established this award to recognize outstanding cumulative teaching service. Mrs. Fran├žoise Tamres continues to maintain the support for this award.

Robert W. Parry Award
The Robert W. Parry Awards are made possible through the generous donations of alumni, friends, industrial donors and the students of Professor Parry. It is awarded to a graduate student who has shown excellence in research in inorganic chemistry. This award provides for a summer half-term stipend.

George Ashworth Analytical Chemistry Fellowship
The George Ashworth Endowment provides for a fellowship to be given to a graduate student to continue research in analytical chemistry. The award provides for a summer half-term stipend.

Wayne & Carol Pletcher Graduate Summer Research Fellowship
Wayne and Carol Pletcher established this fellowship for graduate students in chemistry in 2014. This award is given to a student who has shown excellence in research and provides for a summer half-term stipend. Wayne (1970, M.S. and PhD) and Carol Pletcher (1968, M.S.) are alumni of the Chemistry department.

Peter A.S. Smith Fellowship
The Peter A. S. Smith Fellowship was endowed in 1995. The fellowship is awarded to a graduate student who is doing research in synthetic organic or inorganic chemistry. This award provides for a summer half-term stipend.

Margaret & Herman Sokol Graduate Summer Research Fellowship
Margaret Sokol and her husband Herman (UM graduate 1940) established this fellowship for graduate students in chemistry in 1983. This award is given to a student who has shown excellence in research and provides for a summer half-term stipend. Mrs. Sokol through her estate has honored the Chemistry Department with a very generous endowment.


Non-Departmental Awards Often Received by Chemistry Graduate Students

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
This prestigious, very competitive award provides a 5-year stipend for graduate support.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Student Research Fellowship

ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship

Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program

Cellular Biotechnology Training Program


Rackham Graduate School Awards

Barbour Scholarship

Susan Lipschutz Award

ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Research Excellence Award

Rackham Centennial Spring/Summer Fellowship

Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship

Rackham Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award

Rackham Science Awards

Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant

 

For further information, please contact:   Chemistry Graduate Office