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Funding your project

UWL offers a variety of ways for students to fund their research and creative projects. In fact, 21% of UWL seniors have worked on a research project with a faculty member. Scholarships are available through specific UWL departments as well as funding through various organizations nationwide.

For other scholarships visit the Scholarship Resource Center and the database here: http://www.uwlax.edu/scholarships/

Opportunities and funding sources

Internal grants

Grants available to UWL students only

 
Grant/ scholarship  Available to International grant
  All UWL students Minority/ 1st gen. college students Specific major/ college All grade levels Arts and creative projects  
Undergraduate Research and Creativity Committee Grants X X   X X X
Scholars without Borders (contact  Scott Cooper for details) Domestic and international student co-author URCC grant          
CLS Travel Support Request     CLS X X  
SAH Dean's Distinguished Fellows   X SAH X    
SAH Undergraduate Research Travel and Supply Grants Undergrad students   SAH X    
McNair Scholars *See qualifications X   Sophomore, junior preferred   X
2015 Summer REU 
(funding currently under review by NSF)
  X Biology, Ecology, Math X - must have at least one semester of coursework remaining before obtaining a bachelor's degree    
WiscAMP   X STEM majors First year    

Need Help Writing a Grant?

The Undergraduate Research & Creativity Program offers a Grant Writing Workshop every semester! The workshop covers the how-to's of grant writing and is led by a faculty member who can answer your questions. 

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Programs (typically 9-10 weeks)

 
SURE Program Discipline Award Amount Deadline
NSF REU Varies Varies Varies
Johns Hopkins Biomedical $3,000 February
Marquette     Cell and Molec  $3,750 January
Maine Biomedical $3,500 January
Mass General Biomedical $4,000 February
Mayo Clinic Biomedical $5,000 February
Medical College of WI Biomedical   February
NYU Biomedical   February
Ohio State Biomedical $4,000 January
Sloan Kettering Biomedical $4,000 February
Variety Biomedical Varies Varies
Baylor Biomedical  $4,500 January
Amgen Scholars Biotechnology Varies February
Northwestern Cancer $3,400 March
Minnesota Cardiology $8/hr January
Mayo Clinic Clinical Science $14/hr February
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Developmental Biology $3,500 February
UW-Madison Diverse students $4-5000 February
UW-Madison Engineering $5,000 January
Variety Mathematics Varies Varies
Case Western Pharmacology $3,000 January
Am. Phys. Society Physiology $4,000 February
Variety Psychology Varies Varies
Med Coll of Wisconsin Sciences $3,500 February
UW-Madison Variety Varies Varies
UW-Stout Aquatics $4,000  March
 
Scholarship Name Intended Recipients Country of Study Award Amount Deadline
American Indian Science and Engineering Society For Native American students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship
American Institute for Economic Research  For graduate and senior college students majoring in economics, finance, business, or related fields.  USA Depends on award April 1
Amgen Scholar Science with interest in Ph.D. USA or Europe Summer stipend February
Association on American Indian Affairs For Native American students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship
Barry Goldwater Scholarship Science and Math students USA $7,500 January
Black Excel Scholarship database For Black students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship
Elie Wiesel Foundation in Ethics All fields of study Any $500-5,000 December
EPA Greater Research Opportunities Environmental study US $20,000 May, December
Explorer Club Expedition Grants Applicant must be interested in advancing scientific knowledge Any $500-1,500 Depends on grant
Friends of Hubbell Scholarships For Hopi and Navajo students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship
Golden Key International Honour Society Member Scholarships Golden Key members Any $1,000 Depends on scholarship
Great Lakes National Scholarship Program Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) majors USA $2,500 Depends on scholarship
Harriet Irsay Scholarship Preference given to American students of Polish heritage; open to certain majors only Any $1,000 June
Hispanic Scholarship Funds For Hispanic students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship
Hispanic Scholarship Lists For Hispanic students Any Depends on award April
Hispanic Student's Guide to College Affordability For Hispanic students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship
Institute for Humane Studies Economics, Philosophy, Law, Political Science, History and Sociology Any from $2,000 to $12,000 December
Inter Exchange Foundation All fields of study Any $2,500- $10,000 March
Merck Science Initiative biology or chemistry African American USA up to $25,000 December
Mobility International USA For students with disabilities Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship
National Security Ed Program (NSEP) Boren Undergrad Scholarships Prefers programs outside of western Europe and Australia Any up to $10,000 February
PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation For students of Greek descent Any $2,500-$10,000 Depends on scholarship
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant For Phi Kappa Phi members or non-members Any $1,000 February
American Physiology Society  Science and Math students USA Typically $5,000 January  or February
Study Abroad Funding Resources All fields of study Any Depends on award Depends on award
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
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships For students and educators Any Depends on award Depends on fellowship
Psychology Psychology majors USA Depends on award Depends on award
AustraLearn Scholarships For study in an AustraLearn program Australia Depends on award Depends on scholarship
Austrian Exchange Service (OEAD) Scholarships For study in Austria Austria Depends on award Depends on award
Denmark International Studies Program (DIS) For study at DIS Copenhagen Denmark (DIS only) $1,000-$2,000 April, June, November
Baden-W├╝rttemberg Scholarships For study at a university in Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Germany $400-$600/month Feb. & Mar.-see Laura Thornes
Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange For study in Germany Germany More than $500/month December
DAAD Scholarships For study in Germany Germany Up to $10,000 Depends on scholarship
CIEE Program Scholarships For study in a CIEE Program International $500-$8,000 Depends on scholarship
International Scholarships All fields of study International Varies Depends on scholarship
International Studies Abroad (ISA) For students studying on an ISA program for summer, semester, or academic year International $750-2500 February, April, October
Diversity Abroad Scholarships For students of African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native-American students International Depends on award Depends on award
National Italian American Foundation For Italian Americans and any student interested in Italian studies Italy $2,000-12,000 March
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
Bridging Scholarships For study in Japan Japan $2,500 April  
Japanese Student Services Org. (JASSO) For study in Japan Japan Up to $10,000 Depends on scholarship
Monbukagakusho Scholarship For study in Japan Japan $1,200/month March or June
Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan For juniors and seniors with an interest in in Economics and International Finance Japan $7,500 April
Oslo International Summer School Scholarship For study at the OISS- 1 available for a UA student Norway $1,500 February- See Laura Thornes
Sons of Norway Scholarships For study in Norway Norway Depends on award Depends on scholarship
Swedish Scholarships For study in Sweden Sweden Depends on award Depends on 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
British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association For study in UK United Kingdom 500 British Pounds May

Grants available for post-graduation that must be applied for during your undergraduate tenure

 
Scholarship Name Intended Recipients Region Award Amount Deadline
British Marshall Scholarships Must be intending to complete a degree in the UK United Kingdom up to $25,000 October
Rhodes Scholar Trust Must be intending to complete a degree at Oxford University United Kingdom up to $25,000 October
Truman Scholarship Juniors interested in public service Any $30,000 February
National Research Council Science and Engineering graduate students Any $30,000 Feb, May, Aug, Nov
American Association of University Women (AAUW) For women enrolled in a university Any Varies Depends on scholarship
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program For graduate study, internships, professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service Any up to $34,000 January
Fulbright Fellowships Must be intending to complete a degree    Any up to $20,000/year October
Huntington Public Service Award For public service after graduation Any $10,000 January
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship For Master's program women and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service; certain majors only Any up to $40,000 January
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships For students and educators Any Depends on award Depends on fellowship
Humboldt Foundation Fellowships For study in Germany Germany Depends on grant Depends on grant
Mitchell (George J.) Scholarships For study in Ireland or Northern Ireland; must be between ages 18-30 Ireland, Northern Ireland up to $20,000 October
Dorot Social Change in Israel Award For students interested in promoting progressive social change in Israel Israel $5,000 January
GE3 Scholarships For Engineering students enrolling in a GE3 program Most $1,500-$3,000 March, October
Norway-American Scholarships For study in Norway Norway $1,500-4,500 Depends on scholarship
Oslo International Summer School Scholarship For study at the OISS- 1 available for a UA student Norway $1,500 February- See Laura Thornes
Sons of Norway Scholarships For study in Norway Norway Depends on award Depends on scholarship
Swedish Scholarships For study in Sweden Sweden Depends on award Depends on scholarship

Fee-based opportunities are those for which you would pay to participate. Undergraduate Research & Creativity Grants cannot be used to offset the costs of these programs. For international opportunities, contact the Office of International Education and Engagement for more information regarding studying abroad with that particular program. 

Institution or Organization Name Discipline Region Are Scholarships Offered? Application Deadline(s)
 EURO Scholars

Various

Europe  Yes

April 1st for fall

October 1st for spring

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