Through their research, teaching, and creative work, our graduate students and faculty earn professional respect locally, nationally, and internationally. The Graduate College recognizes its outstanding faculty mentors and award-winning graduate scholars, who exemplify the critical missions of the academy—discovery, creativity, and thoughtful critique—that help move humanity toward our most positive potential.
Recognizing excellence in graduate education
Graduate education serves not only the scholars engaged in their academic fields, but also enriches the entire university, local community, and the State of Iowa. Graduate Student Senators, Graduate Council members, Jakobsen Conference organizers, and scholars who engage in community outreach contribute to the UI's culture of service. These individuals maintain the integrity, positive impact, and high value of graduate education at Iowa.
Serving our university and community
Presidential Graduate Fellows and Dean's Graduate Fellows are top scholars in their fields who contribute to the university through research contributions and creative work. UI graduate fellows are our next generation of innovators, scholars, and mentors.
Introducing our best and brightest
Through the Office of Graduate Ethnic Inclusion (OGEI), the Graduate College works to build a sustainable practice of inclusion to attract and keep top underrepresented graduate scholars in our 100+ graduate programs. OGEI staff work to recruit and retain graduate students from all walks of life while encouraging academic curiosity and discovery. The OGEI student community shares responsibility with all on the UI campus—individually and collectively—to achieve the goals of inclusiveness.
Enriching Iowa's learning environment