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Impact of the Global Research Partnership Award on UI Research

Since 2018, the Global Research Partnership Award has existed to combine the University of Iowa’s global mission and research mission, while providing seed funding to help UI departments and faculty initiate new, or expand existing, international partnerships that add value to and help advance research and discovery at the university. In 2021, four projects were awarded funding.

Christopher Merrill receives Fulbright Specialist Award

Christopher Merrill, professor and director of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program (IWP), has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Poland at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań for 2022. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program, with more than 400,000 participants since 1946.

UI professor to conduct peace research in Colombia as Fulbright Scholar

UI professor to teach and conduct research in Columbia as Fulbright Scholar

UI named a top producer of Fulbright students for fifth consecutive year

The University of Iowa has again been named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2019–20 (with a record number of 19 recipients), marking the fifth consecutive year the university achieved the elite ranking.

Three UI Faculty awarded prestigious Fulbright grants

Fulbright grants have a growing presence at the University of Iowa. This year, a record-breaking nineteen students and three faculty members were awarded Fulbrights to conduct research, study, or teach abroad. While the student program has recently achieved more prominence, recent changes in policy for faculty members have made pursuing faculty Fulbrights a much easier process.

New course tackles war, women's rights, and promoting peace in Russia's North Caucasus region

UI associate professor Irina Kostina wins global curriculum development award to teach new course about the North Caucasus.

UI professor to examine global aging in Mexico as a Fulbright scholar

Mercedes Bern-Klug was awarded a Fulbright grant to the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. As a gerontology specialist, she will be teaching a class on global aging, and will also study and assist in the development of social services in Mexico.

UI team involved in ancient DNA research on Iberia

UI Anthropology Professor Katina Lillios and UI archaeologists were involved in the largest study to date of ancient DNA from the Iberian Peninsula (modern-day Portugal and Spain).

UI professor to teach and conduct research in Mexico as a Fulbright scholar

The University of Iowa is pleased to announce that Leslie Locke, assistant professor in the College of Education at the University of Iowa, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico for the 2019-20 academic year. Locke will be co-teaching a course and working on a collaborative research project that centers on the perspectives of public school leaders and teachers regarding their work as educators and serving students and families with the most need. 

UI Ob/Gyn dept. receives global award to promote women's health in Ethiopia

With the award of a Global Research Partnership grant, the University of Iowa Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) department plan to partner with doctors in Ethiopia to form a program to promote global women’s health.

2017 Provost’s Global Forum: Women's Health & Environment: Going Up in Smoke

In April, the University of Iowa will host scholars, experts, and researchers from around the world as part of the 2017 Provost’s Global Forum, "Women's Health & Environment: Going Up in Smoke. ” The goal of the Provost's Global Forum is to inspire discussions of global affairs and build relationships between the university and the state of Iowa.