Financial Support

Funding Opportunities for Urban Studies Programs students

We encourage USP students and applicants to apply for the following forms of financial assistance available through USP and UWM. For your planning purposes we list the deadlines for the current academic year even though some of these dates have already passed; you may assume they will be similar in the upcoming year but should be aware that they might change.

Funding and Awards Available through Urban Studies

USP Graduate Teaching Fellows

  • Teach a section of USP 360
  • Opportunity Announcement circulated in December by USP Director
  • Deadline: TBD, usually at the end of January

USP Dissertation Research Grant Award

  • Up to $2000 to support costs related to dissertation research
  • Currently open only to doctoral students who have defended their dissertation proposals
  • Funded by alumni donations
  • Deadline: TBD, usually at the end of February

USP travel funding

  • Supports graduate student travel to conference to present research
  • Maximum award of $300
  • Funded by Henry W. Maier fund
  • Recipients write short reports included in annual USP newsletter
  • Deadline: rolling, contact USP office to apply

Scott Greer Award for Outstanding Research in Urban Studies

  • Open to participants in the USP Student Forum held in April each year
  • Cash award of $500
  • More information available on the USP web page
  • Deadline: same as paper submission

Other Funding Sources

Center for Women's Studies, three scholarships

  • Award amounts ranging from $1,000 to $3,000
  • Undergraduates (no first year students) or graduate students with focus in women's or gender issues
  • Must demonstrate financial need, supply letters of recommendation, and include a short personal statement
  • Preference to students who have taken at least one Women's Studies course
  • Apply through the Center for Women's Studies
  • Deadline: Check office for most current deadlines

Center for Twenty-First Century Studies Tennessen Graduate Research Fellowship

  • For doctoral dissertators within one or two semesters of completing their dissertations
  • Stipend, tuition remission, office space at the Center
  • Fellowship Description
  • Deadline: Check link (Fellowship Description) for most current deadlines

UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity (IRE) Graduate Scholars Associates Program

  • For doctoral students who are close to finishing their dissertations
  • Financial support and networking opportunities to select doctoral students
  • Research focuses on racial/ethnic topics
  • Award includes $1000 for expenses and possibly also space, workstation, and supplies
  • Program Description
  • Deadline: Check link (Program Description) for most current deadlines