Grants & Fellowships

Are you looking for funding to support your research, dissertation, travel, or other scholarly activities? Have you heard about fellowships offered by The National Science Foundation, The Ford Foundation, or the National Institutes of Health, and want to learn more about how to apply? The Graduate College can help! We support gradaute students at all stages of the fellowships process and can provide you with help planning, searching, and preparing your proposal.

  • Funding Consultations: Learn to conduct effective funding searches, to use the available databases, and to time-manage the funding search and application processes. Book a consultation appointment.
  • Proposal Review: Get detailed and comprehensive advice on your proposal drafts before you send them to the funder. Please send proposals 5 days in advance of your revision deadline for an appointment. Book a proposal review.
  • Class or Student Group Presentations: Contact grad-success@uiowa directly to book a presentation on grants & fellowships.

Are you considering applying for a nationally competitive fellowship? The Graduate College's Fellowship Incentive Program can support your application with initial consultations, review of your materials, and $500 of financial support just for applying. Click here for full details and a list of eligible fellowships.



Learn about funding opportunities here at Iowa or use a search engine to locate external opportunities that match your needs.



Learn tips and techniques for writing a persuasive proposal or peruse our library of successful graduate student grants and fellowships.


Get Help

Want individualized help searching and writing a grant or fellowship application? Click here to learn about our campus services.



Are you a current fellow? Do you want to learn more about other Iowa winners? Click here for current fellows information.


Top Ten

What are the most life and career changing fellowships for graduate student? Click here to see a list of big name fellowships available to Iowa graduate students.

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