Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Funding / Graduate School



Phone: (608) 262-2433

Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Hours of Operation) 
Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Front Desk Walk-in Hours)

217 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Dr
Madison, WI 53706

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Funding plays a central role in creating an inclusive and multicultural educational landscape through the retention and recruitment of diverse students, especially those of domestic minority and low-income/first generation college backgrounds, who have been traditionally under-represented in graduate education. We work to promote a shared campus-wide commitment to an inclusive climate for all UW–Madison graduate students through programs such as the Advanced Opportunity Fellowship, Graduate Research Scholars communities and the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. In addition, the unit oversees the Graduate School’s fellowship and funding competitions, serves as the coordinating unit for multiple external fellowships, and provides assistance to graduate students, staff, and faculty on campus-wide funding issues.

Prospective students should first visit the Graduate School's Admissions Information webpage ( for information on how to apply for these programs. The applications process also provides application fee grants or "waivers" to ensure that the application fee is not a barrier for students from our key recruiting initiatives.