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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

Briana in Berlin during the final months of her two-year research stay in Berlin, funded with external grants from the DAAD and Free University of Berlin, April 2015.

Donor-funded UI research experiences lead to Harvard and book deal

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
International Programs
The recipient of multiple student funding research awards while at Iowa, Briana Smith attributes many of her successes to her time at Iowa and the support she received from faculty and staff mentors.
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17 UI students, alumni receive Fulbright awards to travel abroad in 2022-23

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Office of Strategic Communication
Seventeen University of Iowa students and alumni were chosen from about 10,000 Fulbright Award applicants nationwide to serve as representatives of the U.S. State Department to teach English abroad and to undertake public health research and creative writing projects in 16 countries during the 2022-23 academic year.
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UI alumna Megan Lederman awarded Fulbright to Vietnam

Thursday, April 28, 2022
International Programs
Megan Lederman, who received a BA in English and creative writing from the University of Iowa in May 2019, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Vietnam for 2022-23.

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