Help session for applying for UW fellowships and scholarships for service and research

Need money to bring a great idea to life?  Don’t have a great idea yet but want help coming up with one?

If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, then we have an opportunity for you!  On Friday, January 27th, you can come to room 1010 in the Medical Sciences Center (MSC; see map here) between 2 and 4:30 pm for drop-in help from Global Health Institute Associate Director Lori DiPrete Brown.  Prof. Diprete Brown can critique an existing idea for a service project, help you identify knowledge gaps that you might explore through research, and generally assist with shaping a fellowship or scholarship proposal that is more likely to earn funding and accomplish something useful.

The session is targeted in particular at students applying for the following awards, but related questions about other sources of funding are also welcome. Please come by!

SOPHOMORE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW-Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff. Approximately 15 awards are available, funded by grants from the Brittingham Fund and the Kemper K. Knapp Bequest. The student researcher receives $2,500, and the faculty/staff research advisor receives $500 to help offset research costs (e.g., supplies, faculty or student travel related to the project). At the time of application, the student must be a sophomore, a freshman who will have more than 24 credits after May 2017, or a transfer student in their first year of attendance at UW-Madison. The application deadline is February 27, 2017. Directions for accessing the on-line application, eligibility and selection criteria can be found at the UAA website.
HOLSTROM ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS provide support for collaborative research between undergraduate students and faculty or research/instructional academic staff members.  Each provides a grant of $3,000 to the student and $1,000 to the faculty/staff mentor to help offset research costs. Students must have at least junior standing at the time of application. The Holstrom Scholarships require an environmental focus. The McPherson Eye Research Institute will continue to sponsor one additional Hilldale Fellowship for vision based research (including bioengineering, imaging, data visualization, ophthalmology and general biology of the eye). The application deadline is February 13, 2017. Directions for accessing the on-line application, eligibility and selection criteria, and FAQs can be found at the UAA website.
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WISCONSIN IDEA UNDERGRADUATE 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 three (3) academic credits, a stipend of up to $3,000 to a student ($5,000 for a group of up to five students) and up to $2,000 to help offset project related costs. The application deadline for 2017-18 fellowships is February 10, 2017. The on-line application, instructions and FAQs can be found on the Morgridge Center for Public Service website.
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UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS provide $1,000 to undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves by completing outstanding projects, such as a senior thesis, at UW-Madison.  Students must be enrolled in a degree program during the 2016-17 academic year (December 2016 graduates may apply).  Applications are due March 8, 2017.  Directions for accessing the on-line application, eligibility and selection criteria can be found at the UAA website.
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