Information for Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate students at UW–Madison are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading researchers. Students can experience all aspects of the research process, from assisting others in the lab, to designing, directing, and presenting their own research. It’s also possible to obtain funding or credit for undergraduate research work.
Undergraduate Research Scholars
Provides first- and second-year undergraduates with opportunities to earn credit for participating in the research and creative work with UW-Madison faculty and staff.
Wisconsin Idea Fellowships
This annual award funds undergraduate student projects that work toward solving a challenge identified with a local or global community partner.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Science
A compendium of helpful information produced by WISCIENCE, the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement.
Summer Research Opportunity Program
Explore this exhaustive list for traditionally underrepresented students to work closely with faculty mentors and graduate students in their major discipline.
Welton Summer Sophomore Research Apprenticeship
Develop research skills and explore the process alongside a UW faculty member while laying the groundwork for future research projects.
Holstrom Environmental Scholarship
Apply for financial support for undergraduate research with an environmental focus.
Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship
This fellowship supports undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW faculty or research/instructional academic staff.
This annual campus event provides opportunities for students to display, perform, or discuss their work in a professional setting.