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  Deadline(s) Important Notes
Undergraduate Research & Creativity Committee (URCC) Grants October and March Open to all undergraduate students in all majors
Green Fund Grants November Large grants have a specific deadline; Mini-grants are accepted on an ongoing basis.
CASSH (formerly CLS) Travel Support Request  Ongoing Open to all students with a declared major in the College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Humanities
CSH Dean's Distinguished Fellows

6 pm on Monday, February 22, 2021 

Open to all students with a declared major in the College of Science and Health

CSH Undergraduate Research Travel and Supply Grants September, February, and May

Open to all students with a declared major in the College of Science and Health.

Because of COVID, no travel grants will be awarded in 2020-2021.

McNair Scholars Contact McNair for details Open to all qualified students; sophomores and juniors preferred; any major
UWL Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Ecological Modeling of the Mississippi River Basin historically has been February or March Open to students in math, biology, and, ecology
WiscAMP Contact CSH for details Open to first year underrepresented students in STEM majors.

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. 

Program Discipline Award  Deadline
National Science Foundation (NSF) REU Varies - each site has a specific research focus area.  NSF sponsors research in most science disciplines, including STEM, social, behavioral, and educational Varies Varies
UW-Madison Summer Research Opportunity Program (cluster of REU opportunities) Biological Interactions, Chemistry of Materials for Renewable Energy, Astrophysics, Education, Engineering, Materials, Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering, Biomedical Data Science, Molecular and Environmental Toxicology, Psychology, and Medical Science $2,000 to $6,000 plus housing February
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Biomedical up to $5,000 February
Maine Biomedical $3,500 January
Mass General Biomedical $5,000 plus housing February
Mayo Clinic (SURF) Biomedical $6,000 February
Medical College
of WI (SPUR)
Biomedical $3,500 plus housing February
Medical College
of WI (PURE)
Sciences Month before semester start date
NYU Biomedical $3,500 plus housing February
Ohio State (SURF) Biomedical Housing and other expenses
Ohio State (REU) Biology, Education, Pre-Med, Psychology and Social Work $4,500 plus housing March
Sloan Kettering Biomedical $6,000 plus housing February
Variety Biomedical Varies Varies
Baylor - SMART Program Biomedical  $4,500 January
Amgen Scholars Biotechnology Varies February
Northwestern - CURE Cancer $4,000 February
Cincinnati Children's
Hospital
Biomedical $4,000 February
UW-Madison (SURE/REU) Engineering $5,000 plus housing January
Notre Dame (SURF) Sciences $4,500 March
Notre Dame (REU) Biology $5,500, includes housing February
Notre Dame (UNDERC) Environmental Research Up to $5,500 plus housing November
Variety Mathematics Varies Varies
Case Western Pharmacology $3,000 January
Am. Phys. Society Physiology $4,000 plus housing February
Variety Psychology Varies Varies
The Field Museum Biology   February
Janelia Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics $5,000 plus housing January

American Sociological Association Sociology $18,000 January
Ernest F. Hollings National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration up to $9,500  January
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship STEM Varies January
Program or Scholarship Intended Recipients Country
of Study
Award  Deadline
Based on Area of Interest or Major
American Institute for Economic Research  For graduate and senior college students majoring in economics, finance, business, or related fields.  USA Depends on award February
Amgen Scholar Science with interest in Ph.D. USA or Europe Summer stipend February
Barry Goldwater Scholarship Science and Math students USA $7,500 January
Elie Wiesel Foundation in Ethics All fields of study USA $500-5,000 December
EPA Greater Research Opportunities Environmental study USA $20,000 May, December
Explorer Club Expedition Grants Applicant must be interested in advancing scientific knowledge Any $500-5,000 November
Institute for Humane Studies Economics, Philosophy, Law, Political Science, History and Sociology Any from $5,000 to $15,000 Depends on scholarship
Inter Exchange Foundation All fields of study Any $2,500- $10,000 Depends on scholarship
American Physiology Society  Science and Math students USA Typically $5,000 January  or February
Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium (NASA-funded) - various programs For aerospace-related STEM field research USA Depends on award Depends on scholarship, fellowship, or internship opportunity
Psychology Psychology majors USA Depends on award Depends on award
Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan For juniors and seniors with an interest in Economics and International Finance Japan $7,500 April
International Scholarships All fields of study International Varies Depends on scholarship
SOARS - atmospheric and earth-system sciences Chemistry, ecology, engineering, geography, mathematics, meteorology, physics, and social sciences USA Varies TBA for summer 2022
SPARCC Cancer Research USA-WI $300 Per week for 8 week summer program February
Based on Race/Ethnicity
American Indian Science and Engineering Society For Native American students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship
Association on American Indian Affairs For Native American students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship
Friends of Hubbell Scholarships For Hopi and Navajo students Any $2,500 June
Harriet Irsay Scholarship Preference given to American students of Polish heritage; open to certain majors only Any $1,000 April
Hispanic Scholarship Funds For Hispanic students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship
Hispanic Scholarship Lists For Hispanic students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship
Hispanic Student's Guide to College Affordability For Hispanic students Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship
PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation For students of Greek descent Any $2,500-$10,000 Depends on scholarship
Diversity Abroad Scholarships For students of African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American students International Depends on award Depends on award
UNCF Scholarships For African American students USA Depends on award Depends on award
Turkish Coalition of America

For students of African, Bosnian, Armenian, Hispanic/Latino, Macedonian or Native American descent studying in Turkey

Turkey $500- $2000  Depends on scholarship
Based on Country of Interest
National Security Ed Program (NSEP) Boren Undergrad Scholarships Prefers programs outside of western Europe and Australia Any up to $25,000 February
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) Up to $6000 October, May
Baden-Württemberg Scholarships For study at a university in Baden-Württemberg, Germany Germany $400-$600/month Feb. & Mar.-see Laura Thornes
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) For study in Germany Germany More than $500/month November
DAAD Scholarships For study in Germany Germany Up to $10,000 Depends on scholarship
International Studies Abroad (ISA) For students studying on an ISA program for summer, semester, or academic year International $1,000-5,000 February, April, October
Bridging Scholarships For study in Japan Japan $2,500-$4,500 April or October 
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 February or June
Sons of Norway Scholarships For study in Norway Norway Depends on award January or March
Swedish Scholarships For study in Sweden Sweden Depends on award Depends on scholarship
British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association For study in UK United Kingdom £500 June
Other
Mobility International USA For students with disabilities Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant For Phi Kappa Phi members or non-members Any $1,000 March
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 $42,000 October
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships For students and educators Any Depends on award Depends on fellowship
CIEE Program Scholarships For study in a CIEE Program International $500-$8,000 Depends on scholarship
Oslo International Summer School (ISS) Scholarship For study at the OISS- 1 available for a UA student Norway $1,500 February- See Laura Thornes
Golden Key International Honour Society Member Scholarships Golden Key members Any Depends on award Depends on scholarship

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

Scholarship Name Intended Recipients Region Award Deadline
British Marshall Scholarships Must be intending to complete a degree in the UK United Kingdom up to $25,000 September
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 up to $30,000 February
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 $42,000

September

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 $20,000 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 $42,000 October
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 September
Dorot Social Change in Israel Award For students interested in promoting progressive social change in Israel Israel up to $7,000 plus $25,000 living stipend May
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 March- 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
White House Fellowship Interested in government service USA Varies based on Placement January

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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