Funding Your Project


UW-L offers a variety of ways for students to fund their creative and scholarly projects.  In fact, 21% of UW-L seniors have worked on a research project with a faculty member.  There are also funding opportunities available through various organizations nationwide. Please see the funding opportunity chart's below by clicking on the corresponding tabs.


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Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (typically 9-10 weeks)

SURE Program Discipline Award Amount Deadline Website Address
NSF REU Varies Varies Varies http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp
Johns Hopkins Biomedical $3,000 February http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/graduateprograms/sip.cfm
Maine Biomedical $3,500 January http://mmcri.org/home/webSubContent.php?subCatID=18&catID=4&headType=ug&catLevel=subCat
Mass General Biomedical $4,000 February http://www.massgeneral.org/mao/education/internship.aspx?id=5
Mayo Clinic Biomedical $5,000 February http://www.mayo.edu/mgs/programs/summer-undergraduate-research-fellowship
Med Coll of Wisconsin Biomedical   February/ http://www.mcw.edu/medicalschool/studentdiversity/diversityprograms.htm
New York Biomedical   February http://sackler.med.nyu.edu/surp/
Ohio State Biomedical $4,000 January http://medicine.osu.edu/mstp/success-program/Pages/index.aspx
Sloan Kettering Biomedical $4,000 February http://www.sloankettering.edu/summer-undergraduate-research-program
Variety Biomedical Varies Varies https://www.aamc.org/members/great/61052/great_summerlinks.html#.UsxandJDs7n
Baylor Biomedical  $4,500 January https://www.bcm.edu/education/schools/graduate-school-of-biomedical-sciences/diversity/smart
Amgen Scholars Biotechnology Varies February http://www.amgenscholars.com/
Northwestern Cancer $3,400 March http://cancer.northwestern.edu/research/training_travel/summer_research/index.cfm
Minnesota Cardiology $8/hr January http://www.mplsheart.org/get-involved/internships/research-internship/overview/
Mayo Clinic Clinical science $14/hr February http://www.mayoclinic.org/intern-labmed-rst/details.html
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Developmental Biology $3,500 February http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/education/research/surf/default/
UW-Madison Diverse students $4-5000 February http://grad.wisc.edu/diversity/srop
UW-Madison Engineering $5,000 January http://www.engr.wisc.edu/current/coe-summer-undergraduate-research-experience.html
Variety Mathematics Varies Varies http://www.ams.org/programs/students/undergrad/emp-reu
Case Western Pharmacology $3,000 January http://pharmacology.case.edu/education/surp.aspx
Am. Phys. Society Physiology $4,000 February http://the-aps.org/mm/Education/Undergraduate/Student-Awards-and-Events/Summer-Research-Programs
Variety Psychology Varies Varies http://www.apa.org/education/undergrad/research-opps.aspx
Med Coll of Wisconsin Sciences $3,500 February http://www.mcw.edu/graduateschool/programsSPUR.htm
UW-Madison Variety Varies Varies http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/institution.asp?sort=Institution&subsort=UWisconsinMadisonS
UW-Stout Aquatics $4,000  March http://www.uwstout.edu/lakes   


Scholarship Name Intended Recipients Country of Study Award Amount Deadline (Confirm dates!) Website Address
American Indian Science and Engineering Society For Native American students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship http://www.aises.org/what/programs/
scholarships/info
Amgen Scholar Science with interest in Ph.D. USA or Europe Summer stipend February http://www.amgenscholars.com/
Association on American Indian Affairs For Native American students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships/
aaia_scholarships.htm
Barry Goldwater Scholarship Science and math students USA $7,500 January http://www.act.org/goldwater/index.html
Black Excel Scholarship database For Black students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship www.blackexcel.org
Elie Wiesel Foundation in Ethics Unrestricted Any $500-5,000 December http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org/
EPA Greater Research Opportunities Environmental study US $20,000 December  http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2014/2014_gro_undergrad.html
Explorer Club Expedition Grants Applicant must be interested in advancing scientific knowledge Any $500-1,500 Depends on grant http://www.explorers.org/index.php/
expeditions/
funding/expedition_grants
Friends of Hubbell Scholarships For Hopi and Navajo students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship www.friendsofhubbell.org/Scholarships.htm
Global Studies Foundation Grants all fields of study Any $1,000 January http://www.globalstudiesfoundation.org/
ShowContents.cfm?CategoryID=43
Go! Overseas any student studying abroad Any $1,000 January http://www.go-study-abroad.com/
go-study-abroad-scholarship
Golden Key International Honour Society Member Scholarships Golden Key members Any $1,000 Depends on scholarship http://www.goldenkey.org/GKIHS/
MemberBenefits/
ScholarshipsandAwards/
Great Lakes National Scholarship Program Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) majors USA $2,500 Depends on scholarship Announcement: PDF
https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/greatlakes/
Harriet Irsay Scholarship Preference given to American students of Polish heritage, open to certain majors only Any $1,000 June http://www.ampolinstitute.org/ip.asp?op=Scholarship
Hispanic Scholarship Funds For Hispanic students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship www.hsf.net
Hispanic Scholarship Lists For Hispanic students Any Depends on award April http://www.chci.org/scholarships/
Hispanic Student's Guide to College Affordability For Hispanic students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/spotlight/making-college-affordable-online-guide-for-hispanic-students/
Institute for Humane Studies economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology Any from $2,000 to $12,000 December www.theihs.org/scholarships/
Inter Exchange Foundation all fields of study Any $2,500- $10,000 March http://www.interexchange.org/foundation
Merck Science Initiative biology or chemistry African American USA up to $25,000 December http://www.UNCF.org/umsi  
Mobility International USA For students with disabilities Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship www.miusa.org/ncde/financialaid/us/view?searchterm=scholarships
National Security Ed Program (NSEP) Boren Undergrad Scholarships Prefers programs outside of western Europe and Australia Any up to $10,000 February http://www.borenawards.org/
PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation For students of Greek descent Any $2,500-$10,000 Depends on scholarship http://www.panhellenicscholarships.org/
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant For Phi Kappa Phi members or non-members Any $1,000 February http://www.phikappaphi.org/Web/
Awards/Study_Abroad.html
SURE programs Science and math students USA Typically $5,000 February http://www.the-aps.org/education/ugsrf/sumreslinks.htm
Study Abroad Funding Resources Search engine for study abroad funding Any Depends on award Depends on award www.studyabroadfunding.org
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship For women and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service (senior or first year graduate study) Any Up to $40,000 February http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/index.php
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships For students and educators Any Depends on award Depends on fellowship www.woodrow.org
Psychology Psychology majors USA Depends on award Depends on award http://apa.org/about/awards/index.aspx  
AustraLearn Scholarships For study in an AustraLearn program program Austrailia Depends on award Depends on scholarship http://www.australearn.org/Programs/
Semester_and_Year_Abroad/
Fees_and_Finances/Scholarships/
Austrian Exchange Service (OEAD) Scholarships For study in Austria Austria Depends on award Depends on award www.oead.at/index.php?id=3&L=1
Denmark International Studies Program (DIS) For study at DIS Copenhagen Denmark (DIS only) $1,000-$2,000 April, June, November http://dis.dk/Financial/Scholarship.php
Baden-Württemberg Scholarships For study at a university in Baden-Württemberg, Germany Germany $400-$600/month Feb. & Mar.-see Laura Thornes http://www.study-guide-bw.com/home/
studying/scholarships/
lndesstiftung_baden_wuerttemberg/page.html
Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange For study in Germany Germany More than $500/month December www.cdsintl.org/cbyx/cbyxfromusa.htm
DAAD Scholarships For study in Germany Germany Up to $10,000 Depends on scholarship www.daad.org
CIEE Program Scholarships For study in a CIEE Program International $500-$8,000 Depends on scholarship http://ciee.org/study/scholarships.aspx
International Scholarships Search engine for study abroad funding International Varies Depends on scholarship http://www.internationalscholarships.com/
browse.php
International Studies Abroad (ISA) For students studying on an ISA program for summer, semester, or academic year International $750-2500 February, April, October http://www.studiesabroad.com/admissions/
document/scholarships
Diversity Abroad Scholarships For students of African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native-American students International Depends on award Depends on award http://www.diversityabroad.com/
National Italian American Foundation For Italian Americans and any student interested in Italian studies, 3.5 GPA or higher Italy $2,000-12,000 March www.niaf.org/scholarships/index.asp
The Lemmermann Foundation's Scholarship Award For Archaeology, History, History of Art, Italian, Latin, Musicology, Philosophy, or Philology research in Rome Italy 750 Euro/month March http://lemmermann.nexus.it/
Bridging Scholarships For study in Japan Japan $2,500 April   www.colorado.edu/ealc/atj/
Bridging/scholarships.html
Japanese Student Services Org. (JASSO) For study in Japan Japan Up to $10,000 Depends on scholarship www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/scholarships_e.html
Monbukagakusho Scholarship For study in Japan Japan $1,200/month March or June http://www.la.us.emb-japan.go.jp/e_web/e_m05_18.htm
Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan For juniors and seniors with an interest in in economics and international finance Japan $7,500 April http://www.colorado.edu/ealld/atj/
Bridging/Morgan.html
Oslo International Summer School Scholarship For study at the OISS- 1 available for a UA student Norway $1,500 February- See Laura Thornes http://www.summerschool.uio.no/
expenses/scholarships.html
Sons of Norway Scholarships For study in Norway Norway Depends on award Depends on scholarship http://www.sofn.com/foundation/
showPage.jsp?document=
foundation_scholarships.html
Consulate General of Sweden Grants For study in Sweden Sweden Depends on grant February, October www.swedenabroad.com/pages/
general____18552.asp
Swedish Scholarships For study in Sweden Sweden Depends on award Depends on scholarship http://www.studyinsweden.se/Scholarships/
ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship For research study in Switzerland Switzerland $1000/month for max of 3 months March http://www.thinkswiss.org/us-swiss-exchange/research-scholarship
Turkish Coalition of America For African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American students studying in Turkey Turkey $1000 summer, $2000 semester Depends on scholarship http://www.diversityabroad.com/
Diversityfiles/Turkey_37.pdf
British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association For study in UK United Kingdom 500 British Pounds May http://www.butex.ac.uk/?q=node/12