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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Scholarships & Fellowships

Fellowship and scholarship opportunities outside of the UW are available with the American Meteorological Society and the National Science Foundation.

There are UW fellowships available and all applicants are automatically considered for any available fellowships. There is no special application process. Our department nominates students for these fellowships.

Limited funding for students to travel to conferences, field projects, collaboration visits, or short courses is available through our Graduate Student Travel Award program.

The list below includes information on external fellowships and UW teaching assistantships compiled by the department and that have previously been held by students in AOS. For tips on how to successfully apply for fellowship funding, please see:

External Fellowships

American Meteorological Society Graduate Fellowships, deadline in fall.
College of Letters and Science Council of Graduate Research Scholars Advanced Opportunity Fellowship (AOF), nominated by department.
The William L. Smith Graduate Scholar, the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS).
EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowship, deadline in fall.
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship, deadline in February.
NOAA Graduate fellowships, deadlines vary.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), deadline in October.
DOD Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) fellowship, deadline in December.
DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program (SGFP), current inactive.
DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR), deadline in April.
National Defense Science Engineering and Graduate (NDSEG) , deadline in December.
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) graduate fellowship, deadline in June.
Wisconsin/NASA Space Grant Consortium, deadline in February.
University of Wisconsin Graduate School list of physical science fellowships
University of Wisconsin Graduate School list of tuition-remission supported foundation fellowships

Non-AOS Teaching Assistantship Application Information

Department of Botany
Department of Chemistry
Department of Geography
Department of Geoscience
Department of Mathematics
Department of Physics
Department of Zoology

General Assistantship Lists

Earth Science Jobs List
Grad Connections weekly newsletter of UW Graduate School
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Jobs Board
UW job center

Travel Awards

University of Wisconsin Graduate School travel award
UW AOS department graduate student travel funding

Funding for International Students

Fulbright program
American Association of University Women fellowships