Marie Christine Kohler Fellows @ WID are graduate or professional students selected on the strength of their commitment and abilities to contribute to interdisciplinary thought. Kohler Fellows work and collaborate within WID, connecting graduate students across campus through a range of stimulating events.
The Kohler Fellows Program is supported by the Kohler Foundation and the UW–Madison Graduate School.
Privileges and Responsibilities
Marie Christine Kohler Fellows @ WID are expected to spend time at the institute and to develop and maintain mechanisms for ensuring meaningful intellectual discussions with one another (e.g., through scheduled, weekly meetings) and with other students, fellows and faculty in WID. A major responsibility of fellows is to arrange activities (e.g., seminars, exhibitions, performances) for the campus community. A textual, pictorial, or cinematic summary of each activity will be put on WID’s website to make the fruits of these efforts available to the larger campus community.
Fellows receive an annual stipend and a budget to support events. Fellows have access to the Institute in the Discovery Building and are invited to participate in regular WID events such as community lunches, and Discovery Seminars. The WID administrative team will be available to assist with organizing dinners with invited speakers and other activities. Marie Christine Kohler Fellows @ WID are appointed for one or two years.
2020 Cohort Focus
The upcoming Marie Christine Kohler Fellow @ WID 2020 cohort will pair science fellows with art fellows to nucleate around interdisciplinary thought and the creation of science-art fusion projects and/or events. We will be accepting up to four scientists and up to four artists for the 2020 cohort.
The fellowship application process for the 2020-2021 academic year is open until March 23, 2020. Application timeline:
Opens: February 12, 2020
Closes: April 6, 2020
Selections: April 30, 2020