Education Graduate Research Scholars (Ed-GRS)

Ed-GRS is a community of graduate students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds receiving the Advanced Opportunity Fellowship (AOF) in the School of Education. Ed-GRS offers students a support network of peers and assists students in becoming members of a supportive community of UW–Madison graduate students, faculty, and staff. Ed-GRS is guided by an advisory committee consisting of staff, faculty, and students. With support from the Graduate School and other graduate research scholar communities, the School of Education welcomes our new Ed-GRS fellows and the many students, faculty, and staff who comprise our community.


To determine your eligibility please visit the graduate funding office website

Nomination Process

Once students have been accepted to one of our graduate programs, a committee of faculty members in each department reviews profiles of eligible applicants and submits a ranked list of nominees to the Ed-GRS director. After the nominations have been approved by the Ed-GRS director, each department contacts the potential fellows directly. Students must accept or decline the offer no later than April 15.

Student Testimonial

“I am so grateful for the opportunities I have had through the Ed-GRS fellowship! It has made a tremendous difference in my time here at UW–Madison. Thank you for all your support! I will definitely stay in touch.” — Miriam

Roster for the 2019–2020 academic year

  • Bianca Baldridge
  • Stephanie Budge
    (Counseling Psychology)
  • Luis Columna
  • Bonnie Doren
  • Carl Grant
  • Bob Matthieu
  • Meg Mitchell
  • Sarah Short
    (Educational Psychology)
  • Chris Barnes
    (Graduate Student)
  • Rachel Winkle-Wagner

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