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Wisconsin Idea Fellowships, Morgridge Center

3 chances to learn about the 2017-18 Wisconsin Idea Fellowships

Posted Oct 19, 2016


The Morgridge Center for Public Service is hosting three information sessions for students interested in learning more about applying for a 2017-18 Wisconsin Idea Fellowship:


Thursday, Oct. 20

5:00 - 6:00pm
Red Gym, Multicultural Student Center

Monday, Oct. 24
6:00 - 7:00pm
Red Gym, Morgridge Center for Public Service

Tuesday, Nov. 1
5:30 - 6:30pm
Red Gym, Morgridge Center for Public Service


It's not necessary to RSVP, and students only need to attend one information session. If you can't make any of the three dates, please reach out to WIF Program Assistant Garrett Grainger at ggrainger@wisc.edu to meet one-on-one.

 

What are the Wisconsin Idea Fellowships?

The Wisconsin Idea is the driving mission to ensure that the education and research at UW-Madison is used to benefit communities beyond our campus borders.

Wisconsin Idea Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate student projects working towards solving a challenge identified along with local or global community partner. Fellowships are awarded to semester-long or year-long projects designed by an undergraduate student (or group of students) in collaboration with a community organization and a UW-Madison faculty or academic staff member.

Projects can receive up to $7,000 in total funding and students receive 3 academic credits. Student recipients are also invited to present their work at the Undergraduate Symposium in the spring semester.

On average, 5 - 10 fellowships are awarded every year. Two special fellowships each year are specifically dedicated to social entrepreneurship as well as the opportunity in gap in Madison.

Applications for Wisconsin Idea Fellowships open each year in late fall with selections made in mid-spring. 2016-17 applications are now closed.


Click here to view 2016-17 Wisconsin Idea Fellowships projects