Department of Integrative Biology Awards
Simons Family Diversity in Science Research Fellowship
Description: The goal of this research award is expose students to research early within their bachelor degree and increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented groups in research. This fellowship provides support of up to $6000 for a summer (for 400 hours). We expect that the fellowships will allow an immersive experience in research without distractions from other academic or work commitments. There will also be weekly meetings for fellows to exchange experiences and learn about the broader endeavor of scientific research. Specific arrangements (start and end dates, research hours per week, etc.) and expectations will be developed by the recipient and faculty project advisor.
The faculty project advisor must be a faculty member or affiliate in the Department of Integrative Biology. Applications should be submitted through WISH. Award decisions will be made by late march.
Richard P. & Mary Bartlett Bunge Scholarship in Neurobiology
Description: This scholarship was established by the Bunge’s to celebrate the transformative experience of their education at UW-Madison, which provided a firm basis for their development into productive and successful scientists. Dr. Mary Bunge earned her MS in 1955 and her PhD in 1960 and Dr. Richard Bunge earned his BA in 1954, MS in 1956, and MD in 1960. This scholarship is intended for a meritorious undergraduate neurobiology major. The scholarship provides $10,000 in tuition assistance.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be a declared undergraduate Neurobiology major, in good academic standing, have financial need documented with a completed FAFSA form on file with UW-Madison, with preference for students from a rural area. Graduating seniors are not eligible.
Application process: Applications should be submitted through WISH. Award decisions will be made by late March.
Description: This scholarship was established by Lanore A. Netzer and her husband Glen G. Eye to honor Lanore’s father, Henry Nathan Netzer, a farmer and lumberjack who loved the outdoors, and Lanore and Glen’s nephew, Bernard Netzer Brouchoud, a naturalist with a special interest in birds. The scholarship provides up to $1,500 in tuition assistance for the upcoming fall semester. Eligible students must be an undergraduate or graduate student actively working with a faculty member with at least a 50%-time appointment in the Department of Integrative Biology and studying wild bird life.
John T. Curtis Ecology Scholarship
Description: John T. Curtis was a renowned ecologist and Professor of Botany at UW-Madison. Curtis’s two sons established the scholarship in 2014 to honor him. The scholarship provides $1,000 in tuition assistance for the upcoming fall semester. Students in the following majors are eligible to apply: botany, biology (L&S), conservation biology, neurobiology, molecular biology, and zoology.
Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship
Description: A number of awards in the range of $1,500-$4,000 are given to students each May in order to support summer research. The funds can be applied to research-related expenses, such as lab equipment or travel, or to stipends that support students during the research period. Eligible students must be actively working with a faculty member with at least a 50%-time appointment in the Department of Integrative Biology. Support for a second summer is possible if funds are available.
For more information on more departmental awards, see the Integrative Biology website.
There are numerous other awards and scholarships available on campus. Below are a few additional opportunities that support undergraduate research and study. For a more exhaustive list of awards and scholarships, as well as up-to-date submission deadlines, see Scholarships@UW-Madison and the Undergraduate Academic Awards website.
Hilldale Research Fellowships support undergraduate research done in collaboration with a faculty mentor. Students receive $3,000, while mentors receive $1,000.
The Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) program provides first- and second-year students with opportunities to do research with faculty for academic credit. URS fellows also participate in a class as well as seminars aimed at supporting their research experience.
Wisconsin Idea Fellowships are awarded annually for long-term projects that seek to solve crucial community issues either locally or internationally. Students work collaboratively with a community organization and a faculty mentor, and can receive up to $7,000 in funding as well as academic credit for their project.
Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)
A variety of summer research funding opportunities are available to undergraduates through the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s SROP awards.
WISCIENCE summer term research scholarships For undergraduate students with and without prior research experience.
The UW-Madison Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study is a need-based award given to highly ambitious undergraduates seeking financial support for summer term classes at UW-Madison. In previous years, several awards were granted ranging from $500 to $1,500