Graduate Research Scholar (GRS) communities are organized by the various schools and colleges within UW–Madison to support underrepresented students. The GRS Fellowships, with funding from the State of Wisconsin Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP or AOF) and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, bring students together in GRS communities throughout their graduate school career for a range of social, academic, professional development, and research-related activities. Faculty and peer support augment the funding provided by the fellowship.
SoHE has created its own GRS community. The intent of the SoHE GRS Community is to create a community of scholars for the purposes of academic and professional development, including mentoring, networking, and community-building activities.