Student Grants and Fellowships

  • UI Fulbrighter Nathalie Halcrow
    2016 UI Fulbright recipient Nathalie Halcrow with fellow English Teaching Assistants in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
  • UI Fulbrighter Abby Grilli
    2016 UI Fulbrighter Abby Grilli in Greece
  • 2015 Fulbright Winner Steph Rue conducting research in Seoul, South Korea.
    2015 Fulbright Winner Steph Rue traveled to Seoul, South Korea to conduct research on early monastic paper and book production methods.
  • UI 2015-16 Fulbrighter Douglas Baker at the Kyoto-Shiga Fulbright Alumni Association welcome party.

Upcoming Events

Stanley Information Session
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | 1117 University Capitol Centre

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Writing Workshop
with CLS Campus Advisor Karen Wachsmuth
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | 1117 University Capitol Centre
Learn more

Boren Brown Bag Information Session
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | International Commons (UCC 1117)
Learn more

Fulbright Lunch and Learn: Resmiye Oral
Childhood Trauma Prevention with Global Outreach: From UI to Greece
Friday, Nov. 4, 12:30-1:20 p.m. 
1117 University Capitol Centre

Stanley Informational Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | 1117 University Capitol Centre

Stanley Grant Final Essay Workshop
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
5:00-6:30 p.m. | 1117 University Capitol Centre
Associate Director of International Fellowships Karen Wachsmuth will be joined by IRB Education and Outreach Program Manager Kelly O’Berry to discuss strategies and timelines for putting together a successful application.

In the News:
Iowa universities see more graduates, high achievers (The Gazette)
Record 14 UI students, alumni receive Fulbright awards for 2016-17 (IowaNow)
Coming into the 'real' Greek culture (The Daily Iowan)
'Rock star' follows Buddhism to Japan (The Daily Iowan)
Heading a long way from Dubuque (The Daily Iowan) 
Fast track to future for UI grad (The Daily Iowan)
On the move for musicology (The Daily Iowan)

Contact Information

Students are encouraged to begin their funding searches and applications at least six months to one year in advance.  Students are required to apply for funding through Karen Wachsmuth, associate director of International Fellowships. Please see the individual grant webpages for workshop announcements.

NOTE: If you are seeking information about funding for study abroad, please visit the UI Study Abroad funding page.

Contact Information

Karen Wachsmuth
Associate Director, International Fellowships
International Programs
1111 University Capitol Centre




The UI has a record number of 14 Fulbright recipients for 2016-17!
Read their stories here.

Student Spotlight

2015 UI Fulbright winner Julia Julstrom-Agoyo is spending her year in Bera, Pahang, Malaysia teaching English. Read her blog.

Audrey Williams
Follow 2015 UI Fulbright winner Audrey Williams through her blog as she researches the burgeoning phenomenon of South-South country development.