Undergraduate Thesis Award

The Undergraduate Thesis Award provides a one-time award (amount subject to variation) to an undergraduate Psychology student to support completion of an undergraduate thesis project in a faculty research lab. Students are evaluated using criteria such as academic excellence, research experience, leadership, and strength of thesis proposal.

How to Apply
To be considered for this opportunity, log in and complete the General Application on your WiSH dashboard at https://wisc.academicworks.com/applications, as well as the individual Undergraduate Thesis Award application. Students are also encouraged to complete the Arlene Davenport Award application.

Conditions of Award
Students must be a full-time, declared psychology major enrolled in an undergraduate thesis within the Department of Psychology. Students who have already received a Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowship are not eligible to receive the Psychology Department’s Undergraduate Thesis Award. Student financial aid packages can be impacted by scholarship awards. It is recommended that students contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at https://financialaid.wisc.edu to learn about potential impact on current aid packages.

up to $1000
Department of Psychology
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please describe your short-term and long-term career goals after you graduate.
  2. Which faculty member are you currently working with and how long have you been working in their lab?
  3. Please list any additional research experience you have. (If you don't have any other research experience, enter n/a in the response box)
  4. Please list any additional funding sources for your thesis project or career development. If you have applied for an award and have not yet been notified of its status, please list the award and write "applied" next to the award. If none, you must write "none".
  5. Please upload a current resume, no more than 2 pages. If you need resume writing assistance, you can visit SuccessWorks (successworks.wisc.edu). Having your resume reviewed prior to submission is strongly encouraged. PDF file preferred. Name the file {lastname_firstname_Resume}, for example Smith_Jane_Resume.
  6. Please include your thesis proposal/outline. The proposal/outline should be no more than 5 pages.
  7. A letter of recommendation is required from a Faculty member. Please provide the name and email of your recommender.
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