The Division of Sponsored Programs and the Graduate College collaborate to provide expert assistance to graduate and professional students seeking external funding to support research, dissertation, travel, and other scholarly activities. The Graduate College offers information on internal funding opportunities for graduate and professional students. The Graduate Student Senate and Graduate & Professional Student Government offer travel funds for research and attending professional conferences/meetings.
Services Provided to Departments and Students
A variety of presentations are available to departments for the graduate and professional students participating in the departments' degree program(s). Students can also access a wide range of services from the Division of Sponsored Programs that are funded through the Graduate College.
Steps to Obtaining External Support -- i.e., Grants, Fellowships
Whether a novice or an experienced proposal-writer, it is critical to learn and master the steps to obtaining external support. These steps are essential for successful submission of proposals while at the University of Iowa.
Graduate College Resources
The UI Grad Success Office works with graduate students and postdocs on funding search strategies and proposal feedback. Individual consultations and group workshops can be set up at this page. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Also see FAQs by DSP and the Grad Success Office.