CRECE Seeks Applications for Undergraduate, Master’s Research Fellows Programs

Deadline to apply for both undergraduates and graduate students is Sept. 1

August 2, 2022   |   By WCER Communications

UW–Madison’s Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (CRECE) is inviting applications for its two research fellowship programs for the new academic year—one for undergraduates and the other for master’s degree students—funded through a generous contribution from Sue and George Krug and from the School of Education’s Impact 2030 initiative.

The goal is to diversify the research communities that address early childhood education issues. CRECE hopes to do this by providing mentored research experiences to traditionally underrepresented and other minoritized undergraduate and master’s degree students. The deadline to apply is Sept. 1.

Unique among education research centers in its whole-child, ecological approach to research—as well as in its multi-tiered approach to stakeholder engagement—CRECE focuses its work on children ages 0-8 and their families and communities. CRECE is housed in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, which is part of the School of Education.

Fellows will work with faculty and graduate students on current CRECE research projects. In these fellowships, students will experience:

  • active engagement in a CRECE research project from Sept. 7, 2022 to May 5, 2023.
  • mentoring by a faculty member and a graduate student.
  • participation in a weekly workshop.
  • a culminating project report during the fellowship period.
  • a stipend of $13.55 per hour for undergraduates or $24.82 per hour for master’s students, based on agreed-upon time commitments.
  • one research credit per semester.

Interested students should contact Beth Graue with questions at and/or complete an application here for undergraduate students or here for master’s degree students.

Applicants will be considered who meet one or more of the following criteria.

  • They are from a racial/ethnic minority group: African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Native Alaskan or Native Pacific Islander, Native American, Southeast Asian (Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, or Vietnamese, admitted to the U.S. after 12/31/1975) and biracial/multiracial.
  • They are from a low-income household.
  • They are first in their family to attend college.
  • They have a documented disability.
  • For undergraduates, they have completed their sophomore or junior year.