Friday, September 22, 2023
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Learn how you can receive up to $30,000 for international research or study abroad while studying a critical language like Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, or Swahili. 

International Programs will host a virtual Boren Awards information session on Wednesday, November 15, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. (CST), via Zoom. Learn about award requirements, the application process, and have your questions answered by campus advisor Dr. Karen Wachsmuth. 

Register to attend via Zoom 

Boren Awards provide U.S. undergraduate and graduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.  

The Boren awards offer up to $25,000 for undergraduate study abroad and up to $30,000 for graduate student language study and international research. 
Boren Scholarship | UI campus deadline: Thursday, January 17, 2024, 12 p.m. (CST) 
Boren Fellowship | National deadline: Thursday, January 24, 2024, 4 p.m. (CST) 

For more information about Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, visit 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in these events, contact Karen Wachsmuth in advance at or 319-335-1436. 



International Programs (IP) at the University of Iowa (UI) is committed to enriching the global experience of UI students, faculty, staff, and the general public by leading efforts to promote internationally oriented teaching, research, creative work, and community engagement.  IP provides support for international students and scholars, administers scholarships and assistance for students who study, intern, or do research abroad, and provides funding opportunities and grant-writing assistance for faculty engaged in international research. IP shares their stories through various media, and by hosting multiple public engagement activities each year.