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 Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that undergraduate research scholarships and fellowships continue to be available. Note that in some cases the faculty/staff mentor may also receive funds to support the collaborative research effort.
Applications are available via the websites listed below. Questions may be directed to Julie Stubbs, Director of the Undergraduate Academic Awards Office (265-2428, email@example.com).
Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships and Holstrom Environmental Research Fellowships
The Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships and the Holstrom Environmental Research Fellowships 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.support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW–Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff during summer 2022 or the 2022-23 academic year. The student researcher receives $3,000, and the faculty/staff research advisor 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 14, 2022.
Sophomore Research Fellowships
Sophomore Research Fellowships support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW–Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff during summer 2022 or the 2022-23 academic year. 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 2022, or a transfer student in their first year of attendance at UW-Madison. The application deadline is February 28, 2022.
Public Humanities Exchange for Undergraduates (HEX-U)
Public Humanities Exchange for Undergraduates (HEX-U) is a public humanities grant that provides training, mentoring, and funding for UW-Madison undergraduates as they plan and implement creative, humanities-inspired projects in the local community. The program creates a bridge for the students to collaborate with a community partner (public library, museums, schools, non-governmental organizations, community centers, etc.) to execute projects that identify and respond to community needs. Each student or team of students receive a $600 stipend award, up to $2000 in project funds, and mentorship from staff. The spring application deadlines are February 3 and March 31, 2022.
Wisconsin Idea Fellowships
Wisconsin Idea Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate student projects working towards addressing a challenge identified along with a 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 advisor at 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. The application deadline for 2022-23 fellowships is February 11, 2022. There is a priority deadline of January 28, 2022 for applicants seeking proposal feedback from the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship Advisor.