The University of Iowa


Funded in part by the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization, International Programs’ Special Projects Awards support internationalization at the University of Iowa by providing funding for small-scale international activities on campus. Past funded Special Projects have included visiting lecturers, speakers, film series, exhibitions, and other public activities that support international engagement on campus.


Special Project proposals are considered on a rolling basis throughout the academic year.


Individuals, programs, and departments formally associated with the University of Iowa are eligible to apply.

Terms of Award

  • Awards, typically at a maximum of $500, must be used for expenses directly related to the funded project.
  • International Programs must be listed as a co-sponsor on all publicity materials.

Evaluation Criteria and Selection Process

Proposals for International Programs Special Projects Awards are reviewed considering the following criteria:

  • Impact of event on campus internationalization.
  • Demonstrated support for event through additional sponsorship/funding sources.
  • Relevance to UI students and faculty, particularly those outside the applicant’s home department.

Proposals for the International Programs Special Projects Awards are reviewed by the Business Manager.

Application Process

Submit the online application.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the International Programs Special Projects Award, please contact:

Amy Welter
Business Manager