Student Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be a UW-Madison undergraduate student with at least a sophomore standing at the time of the application
  • You must be enrolled at UW-Madison for the entire time of project implementation
  • Proposals can include up to 5 students
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.50 and be in good academic standing
  • Maintain your undergraduate status during project implementation
  • Have not previously been awarded a Wisconsin Idea Fellowship
  • If your project is accepted, you must register for three credits of supervised research, senior thesis or independent/ directed student during the 2015-16 academic year or during the summer session

Community Organization Criteria

Your partner organization can be any of the following:

  • A public agency, including governmental agencies and K-12 schools
  • A private, nonprofit organization
  • A private business or trade organization working on issues such as hunger a poverty, health care, the arts, criminal justice, the environment, community development and economic development

Project Criteria

Your project must demonstrate the following:

  • Intellectual growth for the student
  • Benefits to the community organization
  • Collaboration among the student, faculty/ staff mentor and the community organization in planning, implementing and evaluating

Projects must be implemented during one of the following timeframes:

  • Summer 2017
  • Summer and Fall 2017
  • Fall 2017
  • Spring 2018
  • Full 2017-18 Academic Year