26 UW–Madison students offered NSF GRFP awards

Of those offered awards, 19 are currently UW–Madison graduate students. Seven current UW–Madison undergraduates were also offered the award for their graduate study. Additionally, 33 UW–Madison students were recognized with honorable mentions from NSF.

UW–Madison wins MAGS Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education Award for Bridge to the Chemistry Doctorate Program

The Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools has recognized UW–Madison’s Bridge to the Chemistry Doctorate Program with the 2024 Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education Award. The program provides opportunities for students who may not otherwise be accepted into a chemistry PhD program to earn a master’s degree while also gaining research experience and mentorship that prepares them to continue on to a PhD program in the field.

Four years of graduate assistantship minimum stipend increases planned

UW–Madison has committed to increasing minimum graduate student teaching, research, and project assistantship stipends for the next four years in a stipend forecasting plan sent last week to schools, colleges, departments, and graduate programs. Rather than setting minimum rates year-to-year, the new approach gives students, principal investigators, departments, programs, schools, and colleges the ability to budget for minimum salary increases several years into the future.

Humanities Grant Writing Camp gives graduate students a head start on funding applications

Graduate students at UW–Madison are getting a jump start on funding their humanities work through the Humanities Grant Writing Camp, a partnership between the Graduate School and the Writing Center. The four-day event provides participants with a structured introduction to the nuts and bolts of writing funding proposals to support a wide range of humanities work, from research travel and dissertation writing to public humanities projects.

UW–Madison to transform STEM graduate education with Wisconsin Sloan Center for Systemic Change

With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will establish a new hub called the Wisconsin Sloan Center for Systemic Change, or WiSC2, to transform graduate education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

WiSC2 will foster best practices in equitable and inclusive community-building, mentorship training, graduate student recruitment and other areas that help graduate students thrive on campus and achieve positive career outcomes.