The AAE department funds PhD students by providing Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships and Fellowships. Candidates are made 5-year funding offers at the same time as admission. A funding offer may include a mix of funding appointments for the time of the program. Some PhD students continue to seek their own funding during their program which might free them from RA and TA obligations. All graduate student appointments come with tuition remission and are eligible for UW employee health insurance.
Listed here are additional funding opportunities for current students.
External Fellowship Opportunities. There are a variety of external funding opportunities available. Each has different application requirements and subject matters.
CALS Funding Opportunities. The College of Agricultural and Life Science offers several Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships. The WDGF program was established in 1997, and its award packages include tuition and fees, and health insurance eligibility.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. Support the study of more than 60 modern foreign languages and provide a full stipend, tuition remission and health insurance. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible. A separate application to the relevant area studies program is required; the deadline is in early February.
Science and Medicine Graduate Research Scholars Program strives to enhance the experiences of underrepresented graduate students in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the School of Medicine and Public Health. SciMed GRS coordinates professional development opportunities and community gatherings of graduate scholars. Applicants may be eligible for Advanced Opportunity Fellowships administered through this program.
Go HERE for more information on research assistantships, teaching assistantships and department fellowships.
In addition to graduate positions, AAE and the Graduate School offers travel and research funding to students who are accepted to present at conferences.