GWIS awards a number of awards and fellowships each year at the national level. On average, ten recipients are chosen annually, and award amounts vary from about $1500 up to $10000.

Who can apply?

Women who hold at least a bachelor’s degree and who are actively performing research. GWIS membership is preferred.

When are applications due?

Applications for these fellowships are due in January of each year. The fellowship submission and deadline will be notified soon.  Fellowship recipients will be notified in summer 2018.

What is required for an application?

The application is based on an original research proposal, supporting documentation (as in the case of human or animal research), a proposed budget and justification, and two letters of recommendation. Non-GWIS members must submit a $50 application fee.

More information about the fellowships, an application, and guidelines for submissions can be found at the national website.

If you have questions about the fellowships, send an email to

A list of past Madison Chapter fellowship recipients may be found here.

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