Explore the many funding opportunities open to UI faculty to promote campus leadership and engagement in international research.

International Programs can assist you in identifying and pursuing funding opportunities to support projects with an international emphasis or component. Please explore these pages to get a sense of the resources we make available to you.

Grant and Fellowship Assistance

We can help you develop proposals for external funding in support of your research, teaching, and service goals.

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International Programs Funding

Explore funding opportunities offered through International Programs, supported in whole or in part through the generous contributions of the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization.

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External Funding

Apply for external awards, such as Fulbright, and take advantage of the grant-writing support International Programs offers.

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University of Iowa Funding

The University of Iowa offers a vast array of funding opportunities for faculty.

James Ankrum
“If you are a faculty member considering a professional development award, applying for a Fulbright should be a no-brainer. The process of applying for the Fulbright forces you to consider your goals for time away from the university, establish relationships with groups around the world you’d like to work with and helps clarify what you hope to gain from the experience."
James Ankrum, associate professor in biomedical engineering, 2022-2023 Fulbright Scholar Award Read James' story

Faculty Funding News

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IP to host youngest elected chief of the Kalinago people of Dominica in late April

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Three events in late April will provide a unique platform to celebrate Indigenous leadership; discuss spirituality, healing, and cultural preservation; and strategize for community-based health solutions that foster equity and well-being.
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Provost’s Global Forum focuses on LGBTQ youth in a global perspective 

Wednesday, December 27, 2023
This year’s Provost’s Global Forum, LGBTQ Youth in Global Perspective: Resistance, Resilience, Reimagination, will assemble experts from around the globe to speak to the power and agency of LGBTQ youth and their stories. 
Nada Melhem with Russ Ganim, Rima Afifi, and Claudia Corwin

Broader global health understanding brought to the University of Iowa community after visit with Dr. Nada Melhem

Friday, September 29, 2023
Dr. Nada M. Melhem, visiting faculty from the American University of Beirut, opened the eyes of Iowa City residents to the public health challenges impacting her home country of Lebanon during a lecture on cholera on Sept. 13.