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You are encouraged to begin your funding searches and applications at least six months to one year in advance. You are required to apply for funding through Karen Wachsmuth, associate director of international fellowships.

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Megan Lenss in Norway on Fulbright
Megan Lenss (center left) received a 2021-2022 Fulbright to Norway to research the triggers of phytoplankton blooms in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica.

Types of Awards

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

Key Resources

The application process for students seeking international grants, scholarships, and fellowships can seem overwhelming, but there are many on-campus resources available for you!

Award Recipients

Find out which University of Iowa students have won prestigious international fellowships and grants.

International Grants and Fellowships News

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In the news: Andrew Kelleher of New Albin is one of 10 Iowa natives awarded Gilman Scholarship to study abroad

Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Andrew Kelleher of New Albin is one of 10 UI students - all hailing from hometowns in Iowa - who have been granted a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
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A conversation with Iowa alumnus and Rhodes Scholar Jeffrey Ding on his global career

Monday, June 24, 2024
Jeffrey Ding (BA Chinese, BBA economics, BS political science ’16) seized international opportunities while at Iowa which led him to the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Now an assistant professor of political science at George Washington University, Ding offers valuable advice for Iowa students with global aspirations.
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Fulbright recipient Dawn Thomas reflects on her impactful work teaching English and art in Spain

Thursday, June 13, 2024
Dawn Thomas (MAT secondary English education ‘23) was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for 2023-24. Originally set to embark on her teaching journey in Israel, unforeseen circumstances led to the cancellation of her assignment. She is now serving as an English language assistant and English art assistant for students ranging from 3 years old through those in sixth grade, who speak Spanish and Gallego, in Galicia, Spain.


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