It is important to understand the submission process for proposals for a scholarship, fellowship, or grant from an extramural agency. If you are a graduate student in a CALS department or a post-doctoral researcher in a CALS department or who plans to join a CALS department no matter where you are currently located, you should contact Rebecca Bound, Research Administrator, (608) 265-8443, firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be provided with guidelines that will make the submission process go smoothly. For more on scholarships, fellowships, and grants, go the CALS Research Division page at http://www.cals.wisc.edu/research/.
If you are applying for a scholarship or fellowship through CALS, the application process that must be followed can be found here. You should also consult the Guidelines for Graduate Students seeking Extramural Support and Writing Proposals, which can be found here.
Opportunities at UW-Madison
- Graduate Research Scholars Advanced Opportunity Fellowships (AOF)
AOF fellowships are awarded to graduate students representing minorities and under-represented groups. Graduate programs apply for AOF fellowships on behalf of students through the Graduate Research Scholars Program run jointly between CALS and the School of Medicine and Public Health.
- CALS Distinguished Graduate Fellowships
Graduate Fellowships are awarded to proven, outstanding students who have shown research excellence in either applied or basic sciences.
- Grants for Students
Information on grants for students compiled by Steenbock Library.
- Senator Robert Caldwell Graduate Fellowship
The nominee’s major advisor must have a tenured or tenure-leading appointment in a CALS department. Contact Richard Lindroth (262-6742, email@example.com) or Michell Sass (265-9534, firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about the nomination process.
- Louis and Elsa Thomsen Distinguished Graduate Fellowships
Open to dissertators AND non-dissertators in a CALS graduate program or interdepartmental program in which CALS faculty participate. The nominee’s major advisor must have a tenured or tenure-leading appointment in a CALS department. Contact Richard Lindroth (262-6742, email@example.com) or Michell Sass (265-9534, firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about the nomination process.
- Wisconsin Potato Industry Board Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
Preference shall be given to students in the Departments of Horticulture, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Life Sciences Communication, and Agricultural and Applied Economics, but outstanding students from other disciplines that are doing potato research will be considered. Contact Associate Dean Richard Lindroth (262-6792, email@example.com) or Michell Sass (265-9534, firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
Through the Graduate School:
- Awards for teaching assistants
Departments nominate students in fall for these awards.
- Vilas Travel Awards for UW-Madison dissertators
These awards provide for domestic or international travel to conferences or for field research.
- Knapp House
The Knapp House is a unique community of scholars sharing varied research and recreational interests and diverse cultures. The Marie Christine Kohler fellowship offers an exceptional opportunity for advanced graduate and professional students from diverse disciplines to reside, rent-free, in the former Governor’s Mansion now known as the Knapp House. Departments can nominate students each spring.