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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In the news: UI Center for New Music to present a festival of music by living Israeli composers

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
The UI Center for New Music will host an exciting, vibrant, international festival April 17-23 featuring music by living Israeli composers in collaboration with the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
Japanese Papermaking Festival

Residency provides opportunity to connect with 1,500-year history of Japanese hand papermaking

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
The UI Center for the Book, in partnership with International Programs, will host two visiting artisans from the Echizen papermaking region of Japan.
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Frequências symposium: a discussion with three co-organizers

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Christopher Harris, Janaína Oliveira, and Cristiane Lira, organizers of the 2022-23 Obermann Humanities Symposium and International Programs Major Projects Award, talk about what makes this multi-day event unique.