HILLDALE UNDERGRADUATE/FACULTY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND 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 $500 to the faculty/staff mentor to help offset research costs. At time of application mentors can ask for up to an additional $500 (up to $1,000 total) under the following exceptional circumstances: (1) the proposed project represents new or independent student research, (2) the lab receives no external grant support, or (3) the mentor plans to use the funds to send or accompany student on travel related to project. Students must have at least junior standing at the time of application. The Holstrom Scholarships require an environmental focus. The application deadline is February 13, 2013. Directions for accessing the on-line application, instructions and FAQs can be found at the UAA website.
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. This year, as part of the “Year of Innovation,” American Family Insurance will fund 2 of these projects an additional $5,000 to extend the idea beyond the student’s completion of the project/graduation, by building in a way to sustain the work. Students must have at least sophomore standing at the time of application. The application deadline for 2013-14 fellowships is February 8, 2013. The on-line application, instructions and FAQs can be found on the Morgridge Center for Public Service website.
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 2012-13 academic year (December 2012 graduates may apply). Applications are due March 25, 2013. Directions for accessing the on-line application can be found at the UAA website.