Undergraduate research scholarships, fellowships now available

The Provost’s Office is pleased to announce a number of scholarships and fellowships available for undergraduate students. More information, including applications, can be found in the links below.


Sophomore Research Fellowships (NEW!)

Funded by a one-year University of Wisconsin System Undergraduate Research & Discovery Grant, the Sophomore Research Fellowships support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW-Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff. Approximately 15 awards are available. The student researcher receives $2,500, and the faculty/staff research advisor receives $500 to help offset research costs (e.g., supplies, faculty or student travel related to the project).

The application deadline is March 9, 2015. Directions for accessing the on-line application, instructions and FAQs can be found at the UAA website.


Hilldale Undergraduate/ Faculty Research Fellowships and Holstrom Environment Scholarships

These opportunities provide support for collaborative research between undergraduate students and faculty or research/instructional academic staff members. Each provides a grant of $3,000 to the student and $500 to the faculty/staff mentor (up to $1,000 under exceptional circumstances) to help offset research costs. Students must have at least junior standing at the time of application. The Holstrom Scholarships require an environmental focus. We’re pleased to announce the McPherson Eye Research Institute will sponsor one additional Hilldale Fellowship for vision based research (including bioengineering, imaging, data visualization, ophthalmology and general biology of the eye).

The application deadline is February 16, 2015. Directions for accessing the on-line application, instructions and FAQs can be found at the UAA website.

Click here for the Hilldale Fellowship.
Click here for the Holstrom Scholarship


Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowships

WIFs 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 stipend of up to $3,000 to a student ($5,000 for a group of up to five students) and up to $2,000 to help offset project related costs.

The application deadline for 2015-16 fellowships is February 13, 2015. The on-line application, instructions and FAQs can be found on the Morgridge Center for Public Service website.


University Book Store Academic Excellence Awards

These awards provide $1,000 to undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves by completing outstanding projects, such as a senior thesis, at UW-Madison. Students must be enrolled in a degree program during the 2014-15 academic year (December 2014 graduates may apply).

Applications are due March 23, 2015. Directions for accessing the on-line application can be found at the UAA website.