External Awards

Public and private money supporting study abroad is available from a variety of  external sources.  UI students have a history of success in many of these competitions!  We encourage you to pursue any that appear to be a good “fit”. Note that some external awards are intended for a specific study abroad program(s), various providers, selected geographical locations, and/or list specific criteria.  

In addition to the awards listed, The Division of Sponsored Programs, 100 Gilmore Hall, serves as the UI’s main clearinghouse for external funding opportunities.  There are hundreds of potential funding sources for grants, fellowships, and scholarships that would support international study and/or research.  It is not always easy to identify these sources; you may need to search through information about a multitude of funding agencies in order to discover one that might be interested in giving you money. 

The Division of Sponsored Programs Resource Information Center is organized to make your search easier.  The Center, located on the UI campus at 2 Gilmore Hall, houses directories and databases describing funding sources for research and study.  Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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