Student Funding Awards

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

Undergraduate Awards

Graduate Awards

Stanley Undergraduate Awards for International Research Stanley Graduate Awards for International Research
Global Health Studies Conference Travel Awards Global Health Studies Conference Travel Awards
Global Health Studies Travel Awards Global Health Studies Travel Awards
Boren Scholarships Boren Fellowships
Critical Language Scholarship Critical Language Scholarship
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
U.S. Fulbright Student Program U.S. Fulbright Student Program
  Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program

Undergraduate Awards

Stanley Undergraduate Awards for International Research. UI Campus Deadline: February 11, 2015

For undergraduates, these short-term awards can be a "first step" to international experiences abroad that can help you get valuable contacts for Fulbright, Boren, DAAD, and other awards! Students need not be U.S. Citizens to be eligible. These awards support independent research or fieldwork projects on international topics that require travel abroad (may in some cases be used in conjunction with a Study Abroad program). Visit the Stanley Undergraduate Awards for International Research webpage for more information.

Global Health Studies Conference Travel Awards. UI Campus Deadline: February 11, 2015

The Global Health Studies Program (GHSP) invites applications from undergraduate and graduate students for a $500 award to attend a U.S. or foreign global health conference or meeting during calendar year 2015. All currently registered undergraduate and graduate University of Iowa students may apply, but preference will be given to students in the GHSP certificate program. Two awards will be given: one to an undergraduate student and one to a graduate student. Students need not be U.S. Citizens to be eligible. Visit the Global Health Studies Conference Travel Awards webpage for more information.

Global Health Studies Travel Awards. UI Campus Deadline: November 1, 2014 and April 1, 2015

Students admitted to the Global Health Studies Certificate program are eligible to apply. Travel must be related to student's approved international experience. Visit the Global Health Studies Travel Awards for more information.

Boren Undergraduate Scholarships UI Campus Deadline: January 2015

Boren Awards for international research

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars are interested in studying less commonly taught languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Students must fulfill a one-year federal service requirement within three years of graduation. For U.S. Students only. Applicants wishing to apply for the Boren Scholarship Program will work with Study Abroad to determine a suitable program, and work with Karen Wachsmuth on application submission. Please consult the UI Boren Undergraduate Scholarships webpage for a complete list of application materials.

Critical Language Scholarship. Deadline November, 12th 2014

critical language scholarships

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Programs offers State Department-administered overseas intensive summer language institutes for currently-enrolled university students in thirteen critical foreign languages, some of which may require previous study. The languages include: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college coursework by the program start date in summer. For U.S. citizens only. Please visit the Critical Language Scholarship webpage for more information.

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarships. UI Campus Deadline: October 15, 2014

DAAD

The German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD, offers a large variety of study and research grants for highly qualified graduating seniors of all disciplines to provide the opportunity to study or obtain a degree in Germany. The UI is a DAAD partner university that nominates priority candidates for the fall competition. U.S., Canadian citizens, and permanent residents are eligible. International students who have been enrolled at a U.S. or Canadian university for at least two years may also be eligible. Undergraduate students should consult Study Abroad for details. Graduating seniors will find information on Study Scholarships under Graduate Student Funding Opportunities on the UI DAAD Study Scholarship and Research Grants page. 

U.S. Fulbright Student Program. UI Campus Deadline: September 11, 2014

Fulbright

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships. The awards are designed to give recent B.A. recipients, master's and doctoral candidates, artists, and recently-graduated young professionals opportunities for personal development and international experience. For U.S. citizens only. Please visit the UI U.S. Fulbright Student Program webpage.


Graduate Student Awards

Stanley Graduate Awards for International Research. UI Campus Deadline: February 11, 2015

For graduates, these short-term awards can be a "first step" to international experiences abroad that can help you get valuable contacts for Fulbright, Boren, DAAD, and other awards! Students need not be U.S. Citizens to be eligible. The Stanley awards support independent research or fieldwork projects on international topics that require travel abroad (may in some cases be used in conjunction with a Study Abroad program). Visit the Stanley Graduate Awards for International Research webpage for more information.

Global Health Studies Conference Travel Awards. UI Campus Deadline: February 11, 2015

The Global Health Studies Program (GHSP) invites applications from undergraduate and graduate students for a $500 award to attend a U.S. or foreign global health conference or meeting during calendar year 2015. All currently registered undergraduate and graduate University of Iowa students may apply, but preference will be given to students in the GHSP certificate program. Two awards will be given: one to an undergraduate student and one to a graduate student. Students need not be U.S. Citizens to be eligible. Visit the Global Health Studies Conference Travel Awards webpage for more information.

Global Health Studies Travel Awards. UI Campus Deadline: November 1, 2014 and April 1, 2015

Students admitted to the Global Health Studies Certificate program are eligible to apply. Travel must be related to student's approved international experience. Visit the Global Health Studies Travel Awards for more information.

Crossing Borders - Stanley Graduate Awards for International Research. UI Campus Deadline: February 2015

Please apply for Stanley Graduate Awards

Boren Graduate Awards. UI Campus Deadline: January 2015

Boren Awards for international research

Boren Fellowships provide up $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education and specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellows are interested in studying less commonly taught languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Students must fulfill a one-year federal service requirement within two years of graduation. For U.S. Students only. Please consult the UI Boren webpage for a complete list of application materials.

Critical Language Scholarship. Deadline November 2014

critical language scholarships

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Programs offers State Department-administered overseas intensive summer language institutes for currently-enrolled university students in thirteen critical foreign languages, some of which may require previous study. The languages include: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. For U.S. citizens only. Please visit the Critical Language Scholarship webpage for more information.

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarships. UI Campus Deadline: October 15, 2014

DAAD

The German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD, offers a large variety of study and research grants for highly qualified graduate students of all disciplines to provide the opportunity to study or obtain a degree in Germany. The UI is a DAAD partner university that nominates priority candidates for the fall competition. U.S., Canadian citizens, and permanent residents are eligible. International students who have been enrolled at a U.S. or Canadian university for at least two years may also be eligible. Graduate students will find information on Study Scholarships under Graduate Student Funding Opportunities on the UI DAAD Study Scholarship and Research Grants page. 

U.S. Fulbright Student Program. UI Campus Deadline: September 11, 2014

Fulbright

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships. The awards are designed to give recent B.A. recipients, master's and doctoral candidates, artists, and recently-graduated young professionals opportunities for personal development and international experience. For U.S. citizens only. Please visit the UI U.S. Fulbright Student Program webpage.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program. UI Campus Deadline: TBA

Fulbright

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of less-commonly-taught modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States. Applications will only be considered for research projects that focus on one or more of the following geographic areas:  Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories). For U.S. citizens only. Please visit the UI Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program webpage.

Additional Grants and Fellowships

Below is a list of additional external and internal funding opportunities for graduate and professional students. Students should also contact Jennifer Teitle, Ph.D., Associate Director of Graduate Student Success, UI Graduate College, 413 GLH, 319-335-3597.

External Funding Opportunities

Internal Funding Opportunities