Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunities

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers our undergraduate students great opportunities to engage in collaborative research with faculty or instructional/research academic staff. In some cases, the faculty/academic staff mentor may also receive funds to support the collaborative research effort.

Application forms are available from the Undergraduate Academic Awards Office, 1107 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive or at the websites listed below. Questions may be directed to Julie Stubbs, at 265-2428 or via e-mail at awards@provost.wisc.edu.

Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships provide support for collaborative research between undergraduate students and faculty or research/instructional academic staff members. Fellowships provide a grant of $3,000 to the student and $500 to the faculty/staff supervisor to help defray the costs of research. Students must have at least junior standing at the time of application. Applications are generally due in February.

Holstrom Environmental Scholarships are awarded for collaborative research between undergraduate students and faculty or research/instructional academic staff members on environmental issues. Scholarships provide a grant of $3,000 to the student and $500 to the faculty/staff supervisor to help defray the costs of research. Students must have at least junior standing at the time of application. Applications are due generally due in February.

Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowships are awarded to undergraduate students to undertake community-based research or service-learning projects involving community organizations (local, national or international) under the supervision of a UW-Madison faculty or instructional academic staff member. Fellowships provide a stipend of up to $3000 to a student ($5000 for a group of students) and up to $1000 to both the faculty/staff supervisor and community organization partner to help defray costs of the project. Students must have at least sophomore standing at the time of application. Applications are generally due in February, and are available at the Morgridge Center, 154 Red Gym, 716 Langdon Street (263-2432).

University Book Store Academic Excellence Awardsecognize undergraduate students who are enrolled in a degree program during the first and second semesters of 2015/2016 and who have distinguished themselves by completing outstanding independent projects at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Applications are generally due in March.