The University of Iowa

Student Grants and Fellowships


Explore the many funding opportunities open to UI students and alumni. 

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Types of Awards

From Fulbright awards, to research grants and fellowships, UI International Programs can guide you through the process.

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Fulbright Program Top Producer 2020-2021
Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The UI has been named a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for six consecutive years.

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2020-2021 Fulbright Winners

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Fulbright winners!

Fulbright winners 2020 with photos of each

Iowa Fulbrighters

View this photographic slideshow of Iowa Fulbright experiences to commemorate the Fulbright Association’s 75th anniversary.


Student Grant News

Take your research abroad with a Stanley Award - info sessions Fall 2021

The Stanley Undergraduate and Graduate Awards for International Research are given annually to outstanding University of Iowa students for the pursuit of learning activities in international studies and international research/fieldwork. Join International Programs and Karen Wachsmuth, associate director of international fellowships, for a series of information sessions to discuss strategies and timelines for putting together a successful application.

"I think the hardest part about applying for a Fulbright is picturing yourself in that role. To me, it seemed out of reach, but we have great institutional support here at the University of Iowa with faculty and administrators who continuously exceeded my expectations."

- Isabella Myers, 2019-20 U.S. Student Fulbright Arts awardee

Karen Wachsmuth

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.

Schedule an advising appointment with Karen Wachsmuth to discuss your interest in an international fellowship or begin an application (as a UI undergraduate student, graduate student, or alumna/us).