Undergraduates and faculty are encouraged to apply for the Hirsch Family Award to showcase diversity and excellence

The Hirsch Family Award is a new cash award available to undergraduates in all disciplines. The award provides undergraduates with an incentive to explore the rich academic and social environment on campus. For more information go to

The Hirsch Family Award is designed to applaud innovative work by students and faculty advisors who explore and showcase another aspect of the University’s diversity and excellence.

Eligible projects

A project must be part of a regular class assignment, linking one aspect of UW research, program or academic activity with a creative endeavor – a film, play, composition, poem, etc. Either can initiate a project: the “research” element or the “creative” element.

Why Apply?

Besides collaborating with another discipline on campus in a new, innovative way, the award provides up to $5,000 to the award recipient(s). The faculty/staff supervisors will receive up to $2,000, which will be transferred to their department, while the student will receive $3,000.