UW–Madison sponsored fellowships

There are many merit-based Graduate School and departmental fellowships that are awarded to graduate students, including fellowships designed to enhance diversity on campus. Nominations and/or selection of most fellowship awards for incoming students are made by the graduate program(s) to which students are applying. To inquire about eligibility and application procedures, please contact your graduate program. If you have a Graduate School-funded fellowship, please scroll down for information about your fellowship.

The UW–Madison Graduate School directly supports over 200 fellowships each year to both current and incoming students. Fellowship recipients are selected by their graduate program.

Graduate Research Scholar fellowships (also called GRS or AOF) support underrepresented students. GRS Communities are organized by the schools and colleges with funding from the State of Wisconsin Advanced Opportunity Program and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation to support students throughout their graduate school career for a range of social, academic, professional development opportunities.

The Kemper Knapp Fellowship provides 12-month fellowships to incoming PhD, DMA-, or MFA-bound underrepresented students, such as students of color and low-income first-generation students in the Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences. Academic programs may nominate incoming PhD-, DMA-, or MFA-bound students.

The Jerome A. and Mary Jane Straka Fellowship supports middle-class, middle-income dissertators pursuing a course of study in engineering, physical sciences, biological sciences, mathematics, or economics (concentrating on the advantages of the free-enterprise system).

The Dickie Family Sauk County Educational Fellowship supports graduate students in science, math, or engineering who are residents of Sauk County when they begin their graduate studies at UW–Madison. Preference is given to returning adult students.

The Albert Markham Fellowship supports recent PhD recipients conducting postdoctoral international research. The students must have completed their PhD in linguistics, a foreign language, and/or cultural studies.