Undergraduate research fellowships – February 2020 application deadlines

One of the things we value most about UW-Madison is our success in supporting and involving undergraduates in collaborative research. This is an important high-impact educational practice that can enrich the Wisconsin Experience for undergraduates. The Provost’s Office is especially pleased to announce that scholarships and fellowships are available to encourage and support that work.  Note that in some cases the faculty/staff mentor may also receive funds to support the collaborative research effort.

Applications details are available via the websites listed below. Questions may be directed to Julie Stubbs, director of the Undergraduate Academic Awards Office (Ingraham Hall, Room 6, 265-2428, awards@provost.wisc.edu).

Sophomore Research Fellowships

Sophomore Research Fellowships support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW–Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff. The student researcher receives $2,500, and the faculty/staff research advisor receives $500 to help offset research costs. At the time of application, the student must be a sophomore, a freshman who will have more than 24 credits after May 2020, or a transfer student in their first year of attendance at UW-Madison. The application deadline is February 28, 2020.

Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships and Holstrom Environmental Scholarships

The Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships and the Holstrom Environmental Scholarships provide support for collaborative research between undergraduate students and faculty or research/instructional academic staff members. The student researcher receives $3,000, and the faculty/staff receives $1,000 to help offset research costs. Students must have at least junior standing at the time of application. The Holstrom Fellowships require an environmental focus. The application deadline is February 17, 2020.

Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowships

Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowships are awarded to undergraduate students to develop and implement community-based research or service-learning projects that will meet a community identified need (local, national or international) under the supervision of a UW-Madison faculty or instructional academic staff member. Fellowships provide three (3) academic credits, a program implementation budget of up to $5,000 for individual projects and up to $7,000 for group projects.  If desired, students can designate a portion of their funds as a scholarship, to be administered through the Bursar’s Office. The application deadline for 2020-21 fellowships is February 7, 2020. (There is a priority deadline of January 24, 2020 for applicants seeking proposal feedback from the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship Advisor.)