Graduate students at the CFL are typically affiliated with the Department of Zoology, the Freshwater and Marine Sciences Program, or Engineering. All graduate student applications and deadlines are administered through these programs and departments.
If you are interested in working with faculty at the CFL, we suggest you
email prospective advisors. When contacting CFL faculty, please
attach a CV and provide a brief statement of your research interests and
why you think the research program of the prospective advisor might be a
Many resources are available for funding your graduate school education beyond teaching and research assistantships. UW-Madison provides guidelines and pathways for funding at https://grad.wisc.edu/studentfunding/steps/. If you qualify for any external or internal UW fellowships, we suggest you note this in your correspondence with potential advisors.
The CFL strives to support a diverse community of graduate students, and fully supports UW-Madison’s mission to increase diversity.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background—people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.”