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-writing 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. View our curated list here.

Faculty Funding News

UI professor to research collaborative regenerative medicine in Ireland

Monday, April 18, 2022
The Daily Iowan
James Ankrum, a University of Iowa biomedical engineering professor, will bring his expertise in cell biology to a world-renowned research lab in Dublin.

James Ankrum receives prestigious Fulbright award to study regenerative medicine in Ireland

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
International Programs
The University of Iowa is thrilled to announce that James Ankrum, an associate professor in biomedical engineering, has been selected for a Fulbright Scholar Award in Ireland for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Christopher Merrill receives Fulbright Specialist Award

Monday, July 26, 2021
Ben Partridge
Christopher Merrill, professor and director of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program (IWP), has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Poland at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań for 2022. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program, with more than 400,000 participants since 1946.
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