Frontier Fellows

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WID’s Frontier Fellows program taps into student creativity and selects UW–Madison undergraduate students to join the Institute’s intellectual community. Fellows work collaboratively on novel research, education or outreach projects.

WID invites applications from individuals or teams of two to four UW-Madison undergraduate students for Frontier Fellowships. Frontier Fellows spend a year as part of the WID community, working towards a specific goal, whether a research project, event or artistic product. We’re looking for all types of ideas, however preliminary you may think they are, that align with WID’s mission: to use transdisciplinarity to enhance knowledge generation and fuel discoveries that can ultimately impact people’s lives.

Fellows receive a stipend of $500 for individual fellows or $250 for each member of a team. They will also be paired with a WID mentor and will have access to diverse WID events, including some complimentary community lunches. Furthermore, Frontier Fellows will be able to compete for an internal grant to support their proposed project. Depending on the project, independent study credits might also be available.

Download and share the Frontier Fellows application poster.

Application deadlines for Frontier Fellows are April 6 at midnight (for a June 1 start) and Nov. 1 (for a Jan. 1 start).

News from Frontier Fellows

WID Frontier Fellows take on exonerations, archaeological sites and science images with data

WID Frontier Fellows earn spot in Popular Science #CrowdGrant Challenge (video)

WID’s first Frontier Fellows cohort merges science, abstraction, education

Frontier Fellows’ ‘Hangbot’ sketches image and data (video)

Installation Event: ‘flickering, quivering, pulsing, sharp’


For questions about the Frontier Fellows program, contact David Baum or Tim Taylor.