Student Grants and Fellowships

  • Stephanie Muller
    Stephanie Muller, a 2014-15 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, teaches college and vocational students at the Institute of Engineering and Technology in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
  • Maria
    Maria Sumner, graduate student in linguistics, spent the summer in Malang studying Indonesian through a Critical Language Scholarship.
  • Nick
    Nicholas Hallman, a UI graduate with a double major in history and international studies, is teaching English in Turkey through a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.
  • Megan
    Megan Small, a 2014-15 Fulbright Study/Research awardee in Musicology, is researching the brass music and life of Hungarian composer Frigyes Hidas in Budapest.
  • Ben Mauk
    UI Writers' Workshop graduate Benjamin Mauk (2012) is currently a Fulbright Creative Writing/Journalism awardee writing a book on foreign writers' experience in Berlin across the 20th century.

International Programs helps students identify and pursue the many undergraduate and graduate 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, and
  • discussing key resources available for you.

Upcoming Events

If you are interested in finding out more about international funding opportunities, please fill out our Preliminary Grants Application Form to set up an appointment.

Our site contains a listing of grants and deadlines for undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to other helpful resources for students seeking grants.  ​Students interested in grants opportunities can subscribe to IP Grants Announcements.  General information for grant-seeking students includes: UI Faculty International Research Connections (faculty listing for students seeking foreign contacts or affiliations); UI Foreign Language Resources (faculty listing for students who need language evaluations); IRB Review Steps (for human subjects research); and Mandatory International Travel Insurance Information (required for all UI students who are traveling internationally). 

Karen WachsmuthInternational Fellowships Specialist, provides support for students seeking the following internal and external international grants:

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

Karen Wachsmuth

Contact Information

Karen Wachsmuth
International Fellowships Specialist
International Programs
1111 University Capitol Centre