External funding opportunities
In addition to funding through their program, graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply for fellowships from federal agencies, professional organizations, and private foundations. To aid with this search, the UW–Madison Graduate School recommends reviewing the Fellowship Finder provided by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
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Please note that this portal is publicly accessible but designed for UIUC students. If you or your advisors would like assistance interpreting the eligibility requirements or selection criteria for fellowships you find there, please contact the UW–Madison Fellowship Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each particular fellowship will have its own unique set of benefits and responsibilities. You should make sure you understand the terms and conditions of any fellowship/scholarship for which you are applying: award/stipend amount, tuition coverage (if any), other supplemental funds (e.g., travel funds, research funds, conference presentation funds). Graduate programs and the UW–Madison Graduate School may supplement some externally-funded fellowships. Please talk to your program staff about the opportunity to receive tuition assistance and benefits if you are selected for an externally-funded fellowship.
Select opportunities are listed below.