Research Scholarships for Undergraduates

The three opportunities below are great ways to support your undergraduate research.

Sophomore Research Fellowships support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW­Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff. Approximately 15 awards are available, funded by grants from the Brittingham Fund and the Kemper K. Knapp Bequest. 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). At the time of application, the student must be a sophomore, a freshman who will have more than 24 credits after May 2016, or a transfer student in their first year of attendance at UW-Madison. The application deadline is March 7, 2016. Directions for accessing the on-line application, eligibility and selection criteria can be found at the UAA website.

Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships and Holstrom Environmental Scholarships 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 $1,000 to the faculty/staff mentor to help offset research costs. Students must have at least junior standing at the time of application. The Holstrom Scholarships require an environmental focus. The McPherson Eye Research Institute will continue to 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, 2016. Directions for accessing the on-line application, eligibility and selection criteria, and FAQs can be found at the UAA website.

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 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 2016-17 fellowships is February 12, 2016. The on-line application, instructions and FAQs can be found on the Morgridge Center for Public Service website.

University Book Store Academic Excellence 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 2015-16 academic year (December 2015 graduates may apply).  Applications are due March 21, 2016.  Directions for accessing the on-line application, eligibility and selection criteria can be found at the UAA website.

Applications are available via the websites listed above.  Questions may be directed to Julie Stubbs, Director of the Undergraduate Academic Awards Office (1107 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 265-2428, awards@provost.wisc.edu).