John Zumbrunnen, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, recently shared the following message about undergraduate research fellowships:
One of the things I value most about UW-Madison is our success in involving and supporting undergraduates in collaborative research and service learning. These are important high-impact educational practices that can enrich the Wisconsin Experience for undergraduates. The Provost’s Office is especially pleased to announce that scholarships and fellowships continue to be available to encourage and support that work. Note that in some cases the faculty/staff mentor may also receive funds to support the collaborative research effort. Please bring the following scholarships to the attention of qualified undergraduate students.
Applications are available via the websites listed below. Questions may be directed to Julie Stubbs, Director of the Undergraduate Academic Awards Office (265-2428, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships and
Holstrom Environmental Research Fellowships support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW–Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff during summer 2021 or the 2021-22 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 15, 2021.
Sophomore Research Fellowships support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW–Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff during summer 2021 or the 2021-22 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 2021, or a transfer student in their first year of attendance at UW-Madison. The application deadline is March 1, 2021.
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 4 and March 25, 2021.
Wisconsin Idea 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 a program implementation budget of up to $5,000 for individual projects and up to $7,000 for group projects. If desired, students can designate a portion of their funds as a scholarship, to be administered through the Bursar’s Office. The application deadline for 2021-22 fellowships is February 12, 2021. There is a priority deadline of January 29, 2021 for applicants seeking proposal feedback from the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship Advisor.
Your role as faculty or staff mentors is vital. Thank you for your continuing support of the undergraduates who work with you in your research.