funding opportunities

The IRIS Awards Office manages its own funding opportunities (Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowships, IRIS Graduate Fieldwork Awards, Incubator Grants), coordinates the campus component of a number of external programs (Boren Fellowships, Fulbright US Student Program, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, Luce Scholars Program), assists students, faculty, and staff in exploring funding options, and much more.

Explore the resources below, follow us on Twitter, and contact Mark Lilleleht, Assistant Director for Awards, with questions at & 608.265.6070.

latest awards office news & announcements

Fulbright-Hays DDRA 2018 competition is open!!

The 2018 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) competition is open. The deadline for submission of a complete application, including all supporting documents, is 10:00 am, Thursday, June 28, 2018. The campus deadline is the final deadline for student applicants. … Continue reading

Fulbright-Hays DDRA 2018 competition update

A brief update for UW-Madison graduate students interested in the 2018 Fulbright-Hays DDRA competition. We just received the following notice from our program officer in DC: We did receive level-funding for the program and will have a competition. We are … Continue reading

Fulbright advising available all summer!

If you’re a UW-Madison undergrad, graduate student, alumni, or soon-to-be-alumni – and are interested in opportunities through the Fulbright Program – well… we’re here to answer questions, help guide you through the application process, read & offer feedback on application … Continue reading

Group of students on an international trip; funding opportunities for UW Madison students

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Male professor teaching a class; funding opportunities for UW Madison international studies faculty and staff



Two male and two female students at an international studies campus event; funding opportunities for UW Madison international studies campus units