Resources for independent research, internships, and careers:

Board of Visitors Fund for Undergraduate Research

In 2013, the Physics Department's Board of Visitors has graciously established a new fund to support physics undergraduate research. Questions about the fund may be addressed to Professor Carlsmith.

Professional Organizations

American Physical Society

American Institute of Physics

Society of Physics Students

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance | NCIIA

Institute of Physics

Optical Society of American

SPIE Student Chapter UW-Madison

Funding available to undergraduates

The "Future Faces of Physics" Award--Outreach to underrepresented students in physics. Can the physics club and garage physics partner up to do a project to reach out to students in rural WI and show them the awesomeness of physics? Or to minority students in Milwaukee? Or young women in the Madison area? You get the idea. Deadline Oct 15

Society of Physics Students Marsh White Awards--Outreach to the general public like the WI Science Festival would qualify for this award. Deadline Nov 15

Undergraduate Research Award--for general research projects. If Garage Physics members ever decide to take on a bigger project, this is a great place to get the funds for it. Deadline Nov 15 UW Undergraduate Research Program:

UW Letter and Science Honors Program:

Wisconsin Space Grant:

Student Awards Program in Fuel Cycle Research:

APS DNP Conference Experience for Undergraduates

UW Undergraduate Symposium:

UW Hilldale Research Fellowships:

UW Bookstore Academic Excellence Award:

DAAD RISE-Research Internships in Science and Engineering:

Optical Society of America student grants and fellowship

UW Grants

Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award

WID Frontier Fellows program for undergraduates

Funding for graduate student projects

WARF Discovery Challenge:

WID Emerging Interfaces Award:

National Academies

Semiconductor Research Corporation






DOE/INFN Summer Exchange Program:

UW REU Program:

Harvard WYSS. Wyss-funded summer research positions for undergraduates from any university to work at the Wyss will be advertised through the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science's REU program.

Biomedical Engineering Society:

Shine Medical Technologies (2013 Startup in Monona):

Atom Probe (Madison, microscopes) Thomas F. Kelly, Ph.D. Division Vice President of AMETEK, Inc., CAMECA Instruments, Inc. 5500 Nobel Drive, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53711-4951 Direct Phone: +1.608.229.1954 Main Phone: +1.608.274.6880 or toll free +1.877.464.6246 Fax: +1.608.442.0622 Mobile: +1.608.239.8470

Academic credit for internships, Internship in the Liberal Arts & Sciences,

Federal Pathways program internships

Bioprocess Engineering for Sustainability

Long list of national internships


APS Society of Physics Students list

APS list


Faculty development

UW Baldwin Awards:

Crowd source sites


Eureka Fund



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