This is a reminder that the following scholarships and fellowships are available to encourage and support undergraduates in collaborative research and service learning. Note that in some cases the faculty/staff mentor may also receive funds to support the collaborative research effort.
Please help bring these opportunities to the attention of qualified undergraduate students. Applications are available via the respective links provided below. Questions may be directed to Julie Stubbs, director of the Undergraduate Academic Awards Office (email@example.com, 265-2428).
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 2023 or the 2023-24 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. Apply by February 13, 2023.
Sophomore Research Fellowships support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW–Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff during summer 2023 or the 2023-24 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 second-year undergraduate, a first-year undergraduate who will have more than 24 credits after May 2023, or a transfer student in their first year of attendance at UW–Madison. Apply by February 28, 2023.
Public Humanities Exchange for Undergraduates (HEX-U) is a high-impact program for undergraduate students that funds humanities-based projects that support a need in the Madison community beyond the university. The program provides training in community partnership, support for project development and implementation, and funding. Participating students receive a $600 stipend award and up to $2,000 in project funding. Students are encouraged to propose new, innovative ideas for engagement with the local community through a project. Apply for the spring 2023 cohort by Monday, February 6 (early-bird deadline) and Monday, March 27, 2023 (final deadline).
Wisconsin Idea Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate student projects that address 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. Apply for 2023-24 fellowships by February 13, 2023. There is a priority deadline of January 30, 2023 for applicants seeking proposal feedback from the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship Advisor.
Lakeshore Nature Preserve Student Engagement Grants of up to $1,000 each are available to facilitate the use of the preserve as a resource for education among UW undergraduates. Any UW–Madison student, faculty or staff member may apply. Groups of individuals may submit a proposal as a team. Every individual or team must have at least one faculty or staff member who is expected to play an active role in overseeing the project. Apply by March 1, 2023. Funds should be expended by October 31, 2023, when a final report is due.