Funding your education

University of Iowa graduate students receive funding support in the form of graduate assistantships, fellowships and traineeships.

Internal Fellowships and Awards

Explore funding opportunities offered by the UI

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Learn about funding within your department

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Grad Student Employment Agreement

Governing document for all graduate students

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External Grants and Fellowships

Apply for nationally competitive awards

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The Graduate College provides a wide variety of financial assistance to help masters and doctoral students meet educational, living, and professional development expenses. We provide close to 20 different internal fellowship opportunities and staff support for students seeking external grants and fellowships. The Graduate College also partners with the Graduate Student Employment Committee, which provides recommendations to University leadership on matters related to employment benefits. The current graduate employment agreement contains information on graduate assistant rights and benefits.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or call Associate Dean Shelly Campo (335-2136) or Executive Director of Operations Donna Welter (335-2145).