Graduate: Fellowships (from UW-Madison School of Education Bulletin) The fellowships available at the University of Wisconsin are designed for different purposes and disciplines: some target beginning graduate students, returning scholars, and minority students; some are restricted to University of Wisconsin graduates. The initial screening for most Graduate School Fellowship programs is done by the departments; students are not considered for these awards unless they are first nominated by the graduate department. Specific Graduate School programs that require a departmental nomination are the University Fellowship Competition (WARF), in which departments nominate their best candidates to a Divisional Committee; and the Advanced Opportunity Fellowship Program for qualified minority and/or economically disadvantaged nonminority students. In addition to the campus-wide fellowship competition, students who earned a UW-Madison degree may be nominated by their department for the Vilas Fellowship ($600 per academic year plus remission of out-of-state tuition and fees). Five Special Vilas awards are made to students without a UW-Madison degree. Two fellowship programs require direct student applications. (1) The E.B. Fred Fellowship Program, a one-semester fellowship, is directed toward students with a recent interruption (of at least five years) in their studies. Applicants must have completed no more than 12 credits during the interruption. Applications are available in the Graduate School Fellowship Office in November; the application deadline is early February. (2) The HEA Title VI Fellowships for modern language and area studies training in six area studies programs: African, East Asian, East European, Latin American, South Asian, and Southeast Asian. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required and applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents. Applications are available in area studies offices, departments, and the Office of International Studies and Programs. The application deadline is mid-January. Summer awards are also available in some areas with an early February deadline. International students are eligible for consideration for Graduate School fellowship programs if their undergraduate institution's language of instruction was English, or if they have completed, at the time of nomination, at least two semesters at an institution in the United States. Advanced Ph.D. candidates whose dissertation research requires an extended stay abroad may apply for a limited number of travel fellowships which range from partial airfare costs to $1,500. Interested students should contact their department or the Graduate School Fellowships Office about nomination procedures. There are special application procedures for programs administered by federal and nonfederal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, Hertz, Hughes, Javits, and Churchill. Deadlines are generally in the early fall. Information is available from the Fellowships Office. ID: UPBEB-4.9.1.
Copyright © 2000 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System