Student Grants and Fellowships

  • Associate Director of International Fellowships Karen Wachsmuth won a Fulbright Scholar Program award to participate in a Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar in Japan.
  • 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.
  • Abigail Grilli, a recent graduate of the UI with a B.A. in education, is a 2016 Fulbright winner
  • Sarah Lucas, a Ph.D. candidate in musicology at the UI, is the winner of a 2016 Fulbright Research/Study grant to Hungary.
  • UI 2015-16 Fulbrighter Douglas Baker at the Kyoto-Shiga Fulbright Alumni Association welcome party.
  • Kristofer May, recent UI graduate with a B.A. in Russian and a B.S. in Biology, is a 2016-17 Fulbright winner.
  • Noaquia Callahan, a UI Ph.D. candidate in History, is the winner of a Fulbright Study/Research grant to Germany for 2016-17

Upcoming Events

International Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships Open House (pre-registration required)
Thursday, September 29, 3:30-6:00 p.m.
1117 University Capitol Centre
View event poster for more details
Please RSVP here

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.