Faculty and Grad Support


UW-Madison has long been among the top engineering universities thanks to our dynamic faculty members. We have 30 professors named to the National Academy of Engineering, four in the National Academy of Sciences and two in the Institute of Medicine. The faculty at the College of Engineering are concerned with the world’s biggest challenges. The college considers challenges an area of opportunity and gives its educators and researchers the time and encouragement to explore creative solutions. When the college can offer the funds to give its professors top-flight laboratories and instructional support, it leads the world in innovation.

The College of Engineering seeks to expand its faculty support from corporations – with endowed chairs, named professorships, scholar awards and more – so that it can continue to be a key driver for technological and social progress. By increasing faculty support, the college hopes to:

  • Fund large-scale, multidisciplinary efforts
  • Improve competitiveness for extramural research grants
  • Explore new collaborations
  • Facilitate submission of nationally competitive proposals for centers or other large-scale, collaborative opportunities

Faculty support is about more than raising salaries. It’s about giving professors the opportunity to mentor the brightest students, about the chance to see ideas become inventions, and about time spent working in world-class facilities. This is what attracts faculty who want to solve the big challenges to UW-Madison.

Graduate Students

Graduate students are essential to the College of Engineering. They fuel the research engine of the college and provide valuable insight to our undergraduates through their work in labs and classrooms. Through the funds that sustain our highly competitive support packages, the top graduate students are able to be part of the College of Engineering. Help this fundamental program continue by making a donation. Graduate student support can vary significantly and often comes as a named fellowship.


For questions or to get started, please contact:
Justin Hines – Director of Corporate Relations