Student Grants and Fellowships


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International Programs helps students identify and pursue the many undergraduate and graduate scholarship and funding opportunities that support projects with an international emphasis.  Grants and fellowships can provide opportunities for academic and language study, research, and internships.  We serve students through individual appointments and public workshops, providing assistance by: 

  • helping you find opportunities that meet your interests
  • setting goals and timelines
  • reviewing drafts
  • managing submissions
  • discussing key resources available for you


  • Stanley Award winner Jessica Lile at Peles Castle, Romania
  • two girls in Turkey
    Delaney Nolan in Turkey on a Stanley research grant
  • 2015 UI Fulbright winner Sarah Mayer at Fulbright orientation in Bogota, Colombia
  • Douglas Baker was one of 14 UI students awarded Fulbrights in 2015
  • Quinn Hejlik is currently serving as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Russia

Contact Information

Students are encouraged to begin their funding searches and applications at least six months to one year in advance.  Please see the individual grant webpages for workshop announcements.

NOTE: If you are seeking information about funding for study abroad, please visit the UI Study Abroad funding page.

Contact Information

Karen Wachsmuth
Associate Director, International Fellowships
International Programs
1111 University Capitol Centre


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Student Spotlight

What follows a Fulbright? Why, a freelance visa and writing for The New Yorker, of course!

Ben Mauk is an Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate and a 2014-15 UI Fulbright recipient for Young Journalists. Ben and his wife, Carleen are currently joining Amy Brewster, International Programs’ Assistant Director of Communications & Relations at the 2015 Fulbright Seminar for U.S. Administrators in International Education in Berlin this month. Ben’s Fulbright experience started right here at the University of Iowa, and he has since extended his stay in Germany through a freelance visa to work on articles about refugees in Berlin for The New Yorker. To read Ben’s work, check out his website

Studying Africa...In Turkey?
Audrey Williams

Follow 2015 UI Fulbright winner Audrey Williams through her blog as she researches the burgeoning phenomenon of South-South country development. Under South-South development, countries like Turkey, Brazil, China, and India who have recently achieved their own major development successes have now entered the field on the other side, providing development aid and cooperation to other countries hoping to replicate their successes. 

Katie Ryken
Katie is a medical student at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She is currently on a Fulbright research fellowship in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Check out her blog