Fellowships, including University Fellowships and Advanced Opportunity Fellowships, are awarded by the Graduate School upon recommendation of the Department of Physics. The 2014-15 stipend is $23,668 for 12 months with a "Welcome" check of $600. In addition, the Department currently has the following fellowships available for first-year graduate students. These are funded by endowments from Physics Department alumni.
R.G. Herb Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in Condensed Matter
1. Two 1-year fellowships may be awarded each year to incoming graduate students in the area of condensed matter physics
2. Designed to enhance the introductory graduate experience of outstanding candidates
3.Provides a generous stipend, remission of in-state and out-of-state tuition and segregated fees, as well as conference travel expenses for the first year of graduate school
4. Fellows often work with one or more condensed matter research groups during the fellowship period, and generally receive continuing support as research assistants afterward.
Jeff & Lily Chen Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
1. 1-year fellowship awarded to an outstanding applicant from National Taiwan University, a woman, or other top candidate
2.Provides selected graduate fellows with generous stipends, remission of in-state and out-of-state tuition and segregated fees, and professional development funds.
Cornelius & Cynthia C. Browne Endowed Fellowship
1. Awarded to an outstanding applicant intending to pursue doctoral studies in the field of experimental nuclear physics (second preference given to students in experimental physics).
Special attention is called to the November deadline for National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowships (for which applications should be sent directly to the NSF in Washington, and not to the University).
In some cases, fellowships may be combined with teaching or research assistantships.
Other Support Available at the University of Wisconsin-Madison:
Advanced Opportunity Fellowship
This fellowship is awarded to incoming targeted students. Awards are based on demonstration of superior academic achievement, letters of recommendation, GRE scores, and an effective statement of purpose/reasons for graduate study. More Here: http://info.gradsch.wisc.edu/education/funding/aof.html