Fellowships Guidebook 2008-2009
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Welcome to the University Fellowship Competition Guidebook
Eligibility: All beginning level nominees MUST have a PAID application on file in the Graduate School Admissions Office by January 25th, 2008. (Capstone students are not eligible to be nominated). All dissertator level nominees must be currently enrolled or MUST have an application for reentry on file in the Graduate School Admissions Office. Check ISIS/GWIS before nominating your candidates.
International students are eligible to be nominated for fellowships. For more information see International Student Admissibility.
Guarantee of Admission: A nomination to the fellowship competition constitutes a GUARANTEE of admission by the department if the nominee wins the award.
BEGINNING (students new to the Graduate School, in either Spring 08, Summer 08, or Fall 08.)
- Student ID#
- Rank (Physical Alpha)
- Prize or Regular
- Bachelor degree institute
- Bachelor degree date
- Additional degree
- Undergraduate GPA (GPA listed on transcripts)
- GRE scores and date
- TOEFL (International students only) scores and date
- 3 Letters of recommendation
- Reasons for graduate study
DISSERTATOR FELLOWSHIP (Humanities Only):
- Student ID#
- Cumulative Graduate GPA
- Dissertator status (term)
- Prelim date
- Estimated PH.D. date
- Dissertation title
- Description of dissertation (approximately 1000 words) by nominee
- Curriculum vitae
- 2 Letters of recommendation
- UW-Madison transcript with Fall '07 grades
Number to call to validate GRE Scores: 609-771-7670
GRE scores will be accepted within the last five years.
Admissions will accept TOEFL scores within the last two years.
Council of Graduate Schools Resolution: The University of Wisconsin-Madison adheres to the CGS Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees, and Assistants, which states that students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15. To require a response prior to the date would violate the agreement. We ask departments to honor this resolution.
With their confirmation letters, Graduate School fellows will receive the document titled, "Information for Fellows." This document explains benefits and terms of the fellowship such as:
- Delays in Fellowship Payment
- Deferral of Fellowships
- Fee Remission
- Full Time Study
- Health Insurance
- Housing Priority
- Income Taxes
- New Employee Benefits Packet
- Satisfactory Progress
- Stipend Payment
- Supplementation of Fellowships with Concurrent Appointments
Contact Cheng Her at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (608) 265-5522 if you have questions regarding any of the policies or benefits for fellows described in this document.