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The Graduate School has a small number of funding opportunities for graduate students and for those interested in pursuing graduate education.  For the most part, funding from the Graduate School supplements funding provided directly by graduate programs.  Be sure to contact your program's Graduate Coordinator for information about funding opportunities within the department as well.

Contact gsscholarships@grad.wisc.edu with questions.

Information for prospective graduate students on financing your graduate studies can be found at: 

http://grad.wisc.edu/studentfunding/prospective/

Information for new or current graduate students on funding can be found at:

http://grad.wisc.edu/studentfunding/currentstudents


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Applications Opened Yearly

Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

November 1 - January 26

Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
This fund was established in 1995 from the estate of Ruth Stathearn Dickie. The purpose of this fund is to support graduate students at the UW-Madison by providing grants-in-aid to those enrolled in science, mathematics, or engineering studies whose...
This fund was established in 1995 from the estate of Ruth Stathearn Dickie. The purpose of this fund is to support graduate students at the UW-Madison by providing grants-in-aid to those enrolled in science, mathematics, or engineering studies whose domicile at the time of matriculation at the UW-Madison was in Sauk County, Wisconsin. In selecting a student for this fellowship, the Graduate School will give preference to returning adult students and to students who have not previously received these fellowship funds. Additionally, priority will be given to dissertators who have an expected doctoral time-to-degree that is no more than their academic program's average Final PhD Program time-to- degree and no more than the AAU peers' average Final PhD Program time-to-degree.
a) Pursuing a course of study in one of the academic programs in the Physical Sciences or Biological Sciences Divisions. b) Residing in Sauk County, WI, at the time of matriculation at UW-Madison. Additional preference will be given to returning adult students
The purpose of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society is to recognize outstanding scholarly achievement and promote diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society seeks to develop a network of...
The purpose of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society is to recognize outstanding scholarly achievement and promote diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society seeks to develop a network of preeminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy.
Application deadline January 26, 2018. All Ph.D. students who reach dissertator status by 1/23/2018 and postdoctoral researchers will be eligible to nominate themselves for consideration as 2018 inductees as long as they exemplify the five Bouchet qualities.
The Straka Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship administered by the Graduate School. This fellowship supports dissertators pursuing a course of study in one of the fields of engineering, physical or biological sciences, mathematics or economics
The Straka Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship administered by the Graduate School. This fellowship supports dissertators pursuing a course of study in one of the fields of engineering, physical or biological sciences, mathematics or economics
Dissertator conducting research in a STEM related field. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate how he/she qualifies as "gifted" and how he/she is representative of a middle-class, middle-income group.
The Mellon Foundation in partnership with the State of Wisconsin provides funding to the College of Letters and Science for this initiative. The funds represent an ongoing commitment to support graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. This...
The Mellon Foundation in partnership with the State of Wisconsin provides funding to the College of Letters and Science for this initiative. The funds represent an ongoing commitment to support graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. This fellowship competition is administered by the Graduate School.
<ol> <li>Be enrolled in a PhD program located within the College of Letters and Science (students in MFA or DMA programs are not eligible);</li> <li>Be engaged in dissertation research in the humanities or humanistic social sciences;</li> <li>Have achieved dissertator status by the beginning of Fall 2016; and</li> <li>Be in the final stages of writing their dissertations (Fellowship recipients are expected to complete their dissertations by the end of Summer 2018)</li> </ol>
If you are working on your dissertation and need to jumpstart your writing, consider applying for the Mellon-Wisconsin Dissertation Writing Camp.
If you are working on your dissertation and need to jumpstart your writing, consider applying for the Mellon-Wisconsin Dissertation Writing Camp.
<ul> <li>You have achieved dissertator status</li> <li>Your dissertation proposal has been approved</li> <li>You have a vision for your overall project as well as for specific chapters</li> <li>You have completed the research or data collection that is needed to underpin the writing you will do in camp</li> <li>You have drafted at least one chapter of your dissertation</li> <li>You have your advisor's approval</li> </ul>
Do you need financial support to present your research at a conference? If so, apply for Conference Presentation Funds! The competition is now open and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 30, 2018 with multiple review...
Do you need financial support to present your research at a conference? If so, apply for Conference Presentation Funds! The competition is now open and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 30, 2018 with multiple review deadlines.
To be eligible for the Conference Travel Award you need to meet the following criteria: Must be enrolled at UW-Madison as a dissertator in a graduate program or a final-year MFA student. Must be traveling to present research (e.g., paper, poster) at a conference (domestically or internationally). Conference start date must fall within the current fiscal year (between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018). Students intending to travel after July 1, 2018 will not be considered for awards until the 2018-19 competition is announced. Must demonstrate need for at least $300 or more (in addition to any outside funding you might be receiving for the same conference presentation event) by filling out an Estimated Budget Form.
This competition includes awards for international and domestic travel for eligible UW Madison dissertators and final year MFA students who are traveling to conduct research supporting their dissertation, thesis or final project.
This competition includes awards for international and domestic travel for eligible UW Madison dissertators and final year MFA students who are traveling to conduct research supporting their dissertation, thesis or final project.
Applicants must be enrolled at UW-Madison as a dissertator in a graduate program or a final-year MFA student. Applicants must be traveling to conduct research supporting dissertation, thesis, or final project. The Research Travel Awards do not support conference travel. Students may not receive Student Research Grant funds more than once in the fiscal year (this includes both Conference Presentation Funds and Research Travel Awards). Travel must occur during the fiscal year between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Students beginning travel after July 1, 2018 will not be considered until the 2017-18 competition is announced.
Scholarships marked with FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions in the list above require a completed Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for awarding decisions. To learn more about applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.