Graduate College Iowa Recruitment Fellowships

Iowa Recruitment fellows

The Graduate College Iowa Recruitment Fellowship Program enhances departmental recruitment packages by offering our most accomplished new Ph.D. students a stipend supplement ($2,000 per year) for up to five years and fellowship support for up to four summer terms ($4,500 per summer).

Tuition scholarships are paid during the academic years (fall, spring) by the appointing unit, while the Graduate College provides two credit hours tuition and 50 percent of the mandatory fees for the summer terms. Nomination for a Graduate College Iowa Recruitment Fellowship must be submitted by the Director of Graduate Studies of the department/program to which the prospective student has been admitted.

Typically fellowships cannot be used in combination with any other source of support (e.g., fellowship/scholarship, grant, graduate assistantships, or employment outside the University of Iowa) since the fellowships are meant to provide protected time for the student to advance his/her studies. Failure to report additional employment can be considered in future applications/nominations/continued Graduate College funding for both the student and the department. For more information or to ask for a possible one-time exception, contact the Graduate College. Please direct any questions to: Executive Director of Operations Donna Welter (335-2145) or Associate Dean Shelly Campo (335-2136) or via email at

Eligible departments/programs may nominate up to four candidates for consideration for two possible awards. In order to receive both recruitment fellowships, at least one awardee must be to an underrepresented student.

Nomination process and requirements (click here)