Graduate fellowships

Annually, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Computer Sciences awards up to four graduate fellowships providing nine months of support to outstanding students pursuing the doctoral degree. Each graduate fellowship provides tuition plus a stipend. The principal criteria for fellowship selection are academic merit, creativity, research accomplishments and commitment to research.

Fellowship sponsors

CS graduate fellowships are a reality because of the generosity of our alumni and friends who have endowed them. Each fellowship carries its own name as designated by the donor. New fellows are matched with a named fellowship based on the mutual interests of the donor and the fellow.

The fellowships we award are:

  • Anthony Klug NCR Fellowship in Database Systems
  • Cisco Systems Distinguished Graduate Fellowships (2)
  • Lawrence H. Landweber NCR Fellowship in Distributed Systems

How to Apply:

Students must be nominated by a CS faculty member. Nominations are due April 10. Each nomination includes:

  • A nomination letter from the nominator detailing the reasons for the nomination
  • (maximum of two pages)
  • Two supporting letters
  • A research summary by the candidate (maximum of two pages)

Nominations to renew an existing fellowship may also be submitted.