2017-18 Nominations due Friday, January 27, 2017 to CALS Research Division at email@example.com
The WDGF program was established in 1997 through collaboration between the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE), UW Foundation, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), UW schools and colleges, and alumni donors. Award packages include tuition and fees, health insurance eligibility, and $1500 in flexible funds.
CALS has multiple Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships and one Graduate Fellowship to award for the 2017-18 academic year. We are pleased to issue calls for nominations for the following awards:
Louis and Elsa Thomsen Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships
Open to dissertators only in a CALS graduate program or any graduate degree program in which CALS faculty participate.
Each program is limited to one nomination.
Robert M. Heins Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
Open to full time students enrolled in a CALS PhD program or in any PhD degree program in which CALS faculty participate.
Each program limited to one nomination.
Wisconsin Potato Industry Board (WPIB) – Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
Open to dissertators, non-dissertators and Master degree students in a CALS graduate program or any graduate degree program in which CALS faculty participate.
Each program is limited to two nominees (one in the area of ground water resources research and one nominee in the area of potato research).
- Nominations must be submitted by the degree program Director or the degree program administrative staff.
- The nominee’s major advisor must have a tenured or tenure-leading appointment in CALS or hold a partial appointment of 0.1 FTE or greater in CALS to be eligible.
- Nomination materials should be compiled and submitted in the following order and include:
- The application cover page (see attachment)
- A nomination letter from the major advisor
- A one-page research project description written by the candidate for a non-specialist reviewer. The one-page research project description should clearly define the nature and scope of the project, as well as a summary of accomplishments to date, a description of expected outcomes, and a timeline for completion.
- The student’s curriculum vitae
- The student’s graduate transcript
- ONE electronic copy of the nomination materials should be sent to CALS Research Division at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 27, 2017.
- For general questions about the nomination process, please contact Michell Sass (5-9534 or email@example.com)
- For questions about nominations within a specific department, see the list of Departmental Contacts below.
CALS WDGF Contacts
|Administrative Inquiries (Heins, Thomsen and WPIB WDGFs and Caldwell Fellowship only)||Michell Sassfirstname.lastname@example.org||265-9534|
|Financial Inquiries and all Department Administered WDGFs||Graig Brooksemail@example.com||262-2084|
|Agricultural & Applied Economics||Terri Wipperfurthfirstname.lastname@example.org||262-0312|
|Animal Science||Sheila Pinkemail@example.com||263-4514|
|Biological Systems Engineering||Susan Reinenfirstname.lastname@example.org||262-2250|
|Community and Environmental Sociology||Ken Scottemail@example.com||262-9533|
|Dairy Science||Nancy Hilmanowskifirstname.lastname@example.org||263-6435|
|Food Science||Marcia Verhageemail@example.com||263-7033|
|Forest and Wildlife Ecology||Margaret Websterfirstname.lastname@example.org||262-3073|
|Landscape Architecture||Ken Scottemail@example.com||262-9533|
|Life Sciences Communication||Sandy Bennettfirstname.lastname@example.org||262-1463|
|Nutritional Sciences||Bill Omdahlemail@example.com||262-2887|
|Plant Pathology||Margaret Websterfirstname.lastname@example.org||262-3073|
|Soil Science||Julie Garvinemail@example.com||262-2239|
Useful Links and Documents
|Funding Opportunities: WDGF||Back to Top|
|WDGF Thomsen Call for Nominations 2017-18||Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship opportunity open to dissertators only in a CALS graduate program or graduate program in which CALS faculty participate.|
|Robert M. Heins Distinguished Graduate Fellowship 2017-18||Graduate Fellowship opportunity open to dissertators or non-dissertators in a CALS graduate program or graduate program in which CALS faculty participate.|
|WDGF WPIB Call for Nominations 2017-18||Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship opportunity open to dissertators, non-dissertators and Master degree students in a CALS graduate program or graduate program in which CALS faculty participate. Nominee must be working in the areas of ground water research or potato research.|
|WDGF Fact Sheet 2017-18||Current Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE) rates, costs, account codes, tuition remission policy information, and links to pertinent forms and documents.|
|Archieved WDGF Fact Sheets||WDGF Fact Sheet 2017-18
WDGF Fact Sheet 2016-17
WDGF Fact Sheet 2015-16
WDGF Fact Sheet 2014-15
WDGF Fact Sheet 2013-14
WDGF Fact Sheet 2012-13
WDGF Fact Sheet 2011-12
WDGF Fact Sheet 2010-11
WDGF Fact Sheet 2009-10
WDGF Fact Sheet 2008-09
WDGF Fact Sheet 2007-08
WDGF Fact Sheet 2006-07
WDGF Fact Sheet 2005-06
WDGF Fact Sheet 2004-05
WDGF Fact Sheet 2003-04
|WDGF Program Description||General Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship program description from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE), Office of Fellowships and Funding Resources|
|Third Party Deferral Form||General third party tuition/fees deferral forms and procedures from the Bursar’s Office|
|Tuition Remission Forms||General fellowship/assistantship tuition remission forms and procedures from the Bursar’s Office|
|UW Gift Routing Form||Web-based tool used for generating forms for gift check routing, gifts-in-kind, PI changes and change project edits|
|UW-Madison Gift Policies||Campus policies related to gifts and gifts-in-kind|
|WDGF Administrative Information||Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship annual Fact Sheets and other general administrative information from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE)|
|WDGF Appointment Letter||Generic WDGF appointment letter template for use by departments|
|WDGF Department/College Responsibilities||Detailed list of WDGF administrative tasks (appointment letter, HRS, JEMS, flexible funding and tuition remission) that CALS departments, the CALS Research Division and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE) are responsible for|
|WDGF Payment of Flexible Funds to NRAs||Step-by-step directions on lump sum payment of flexible funds to non-resident aliens (NRAs)|
|WDGF Student Recipient Responsibilities||Research sharing, speaking, and donor outreach activites that recipients are expected to complete|