The University of Iowa

International Student Funding Sources

External Grant Programs Open or Directed to Non-U.S. Citizens

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- Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia: Jessup and McHenry Awards (Awarded for postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral study at the Academy. Jessup funds are awarded to studies in any specialty in which curators have expertise. The McHenry Fund is restricted to botanists.) [3, 10]
- American Academy of Optometry (Graduate Fellowship for full-time program of study and training in research that leads to the Masters or Ph.D. degree in vision science. Some opportunities for optometry residency support.) [various]
- American Association of Equine Practitioners (Scholarships to 4th-year veterinary students who have indicated a strong desire to pursue a career in equine medicine.)[10]
- American Association of University Women/ International Fellowships (Fellowships for women who are not American citizens or permanent residents, to support final year of dissertation writing.) [12]
- American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS offers several programs and fellowships for international/non-US scholars and graduate students.) [various]
- American Historical Association ( Research grants are offered annually to further research in progress. Preference is given to advanced doctoral students, non-tenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars. They may be used for travel to a library or archive; microfilming, photography, or photocopying; borrowing or access fees; and similar research expenses. Only AHA members are eligible. ) [various]
- American Institute of Indian Studies (Research fellowship for study in India for doctoral candidates in all fields. Supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people, and culture) [7]
- American Lung Association Grants American Lung Association Nationwide Awards and Grants Portfolio [9]
- American Musicological Society ( Fellowship for final year of dissertation writing for PhD with emphasis on musical scholarship) [1]
-  American Oil Chemists Society (Various fellowships and awards designed to encourage and support outstanding research in all aspects of fats and oils.) [various]
- American Psychological Association: Dissertation Research Awards (Funding for dissertation research, graduate research, conference and travel awards) [various]
- American Water Works Association: Academic Achievement Awards (Scholarships for masters theses and doctoral dissertations in water supply and treatment, aquatic chemistry, and related environmental chemistry) [1]
- Association for Asian Studies (In conjunction with the Korea Foundation, offers a grant program in Korean studies to assist research of individual scholars based in North America, to improve the quality of teaching about Korea on both the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of Korea into the major academic disciplines.)[2,10]
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- Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (Graduate Internship Program at BIOS,designed to allow graduate students to pursue thesis or dissertation research. The resources and environment of BIOS are most suited to students interested in biological and oceanographic studies of subtropical, shallow-water environments, and the open ocean. Graduate interns at BIOS must be enrolled in a Ph.D. or M.S. program at an accredited university.) [continuous]
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- Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation (Postdoctoral fellowships in basic, clinical, translational and population-based research projects, educational programs in cancer prevention, early detection projects, and behavioral intervention projects that lead to reduction in the incidence of cancer. Graduate students can apply but must have PhD before start of funded project.) [2,9]
- Concert Artists Guild: Annual Competition (The Concert Artists Guild International Competition is open to instrumentalists, singers and chamber ensembles performing classical and non-traditional repertoire. Solo percussionists, accordionists, organists and two piano duos are not eligible. Prizes include: Victor and Sono Elmaleh Award of $5,000; New York Debut Recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall; Management Contract with Concert Artists Guild; Commissioning Opportunities.) [10]
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- Dumbarton Oaks: Residential Fellowships (The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is an international center for scholarship, providing resources dissertation research and completion on site in Byzantine Studies (including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, western medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern Studies), Pre-Columbian Studies (of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America), and Garden and Landscape Studies. )[11]
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- Fats and Proteins Research Foundation: Research Grants (FPRF's purpose is to provide an institution which will direct and manage a research process that results in an enhanced current usage and the development of new uses for rendered animal products,thus providing added value to all animal production. The foundation is soliciting research proposals that address biosecurity, new use applications, their expanded use as feed ingredients and in particular industrial use applications for rendered animal protein and fat products. Proposals are accepted for review twice annually.) [4, 10]
- Ford (Gerald R.) Library: Research Travel Grants Program (Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award (Dissertation Award) in Honor of Robert Teeter to support dissertation research on an aspect of the U.S. political process during the latter part of the twentieth century. Travel awards up to $2,000 each in support of research in the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Library or Museum.) [5]
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- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (Many scholarships and grants for all academic disciplines for study, research in Germany, and for intensive German language programs.) [various]
- Getty, (The J. Paul) Trust (Support for museum and library research at the Getty Institute, Education and Professional Development Grants, predoctoral grants, internships, and scholar residencies for scholars of all nationalities in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.) [11]
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- Hagley Museum and Library:Fellowships (Grants-in-aid: Short-term grants-in-aid support visits to Hagley for research in the imprint, manuscript, pictorial, and artifact collections. Supports travel, living expenses. Grants are available to both degree candidates and senior scholars and writers working independently as well as college and university teachers, librarians, archivists, museum curators, and scholars from fields other than humanities.) [3,6,10]
- Hagley Museum and Library:Henry Belin du Pont Fellowship (Fellowships to pursue advanced research and study in the library, archival, and artifact collections of the Hagley Museum & Library. Applicants must be from out of state and preference will be given to those whose travel costs to Hagley will be higher.) [3,6,10]

Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies:Scholars Program (The purpose of the Academy Scholars Program is to identify and support outstanding scholars whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with an in-depth grounding in particular non-Western countries or regions, including domestic, comparative, or transnational issues. For pre- and postdoctoral scholars.) [10]

Hearing Health Foundation

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- IFES Charles and Kathleen Manatt Democracy Studies Fellowship (Annual award to outstanding graduate students for research in democracy development, election administration, or civic participation in the political process. For early stages of Master's or PhD studies in international relations, political science, public administration, or related field. US or international student may apply.) [4]
- International Association for Dental Research (Multiple prizes, awards, travel grants, fellowships for dental research and dental education)
- International Literacy Association (Helen M. Robinson Grant for doctoral students at the early stages of their dissertation research in the area of reading and literacy; Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship to support reading/literacy research for dissertations; Dissertation of the Year Award; Stahl Research Grant for graduate research to a recipient with at least three years of teaching experience who is conducting classroom research (including action research) focused on improving reading instruction and children’s reading achievement. Applicants must be Association members. ) [1, 10]
- Irish American Cultural Institute (Research funding for projects that explore Irish American themes.)[10]
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- Kress Foundation/Interpretive Fellowship at Art Museums  (Four $30,000 Interpretive Art Museum Fellowships for one-year internships for training in interpretation (either as a museum educator or curator) in European art at an American art museum.) [4]
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- Leo Baeck Institute (Fritz Halbers Fellowship for the study of history and culture of German-speaking Jewry, and Internship at the LBI Institute for research on Jewish refugees in the 1930s and 1940s.)[11]
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- Mc Neil Center for Early American Studies (Fellowships for doctoral candidates from any PhD-granting institution who are in the research or writing stage of the dissertation. For any project dealing with the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850. Applications are encouraged from all relevant disciplines, including African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Folklore, History, Law, Literature, Music, Political Science, Religion, Urban Studies, and Women’s Studies.) [3]
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- National Estuarine Research Reserve System (Graduate research fellowships for projects that address issues important to coastal zone management and enhance understanding of estuarine ecosystems.) [11]
- National Radio Astronomy Observatory (The NRAO Graduate Summer Student Research Assistantship program is for first or second year graduate students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions or who are eligible for a Curriculum Practical Training (CPT) from an accredited U.S. Graduate Program. Preference is given to students in astronomy, physics, engineering, computer science, and mathematics. NRAO also supports paid internships, and dissertation fellowships.) [1]
-  National Wildlife Federation (Campus Ecology Fellowship Program to pursue an ecologically sustainable future, through tangible projects to green campuses and communities, environmental research and organizing on key conservation issues) [various]
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- Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation (Multiple awards, grants, scholarships, including Masters and PhD support for research that improves cancer nursing.) [various]
- Open Society Institute: Soros Foundations Network (Grants, Scholarships & Fellowships)
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- Smithsonian Institution (Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution provide students and scholars with opportunities to pursue independent research projects in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff. Site contains comprehensive guide to multiple Smithsonian fellowships) [various]
- Social Science Research Council: Japan Program (Japan Studies Dissertation Workshop; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship Program for ABDs and Recent Ph.D.s; The Abe Fellowship) [10,9,12]
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) (Research Grants, Scholarships, Leadership Awards. The SHRM Foundation supports major research projects in human resource management. Funded research includes experimental research, field research, survey research, and literature reviews such as legal reviews and interpretations.) [various]
- Sons of the Republic of Texas (Awards and Scholarships)
- Special Libraries Association (Several scholarships for graduate study leading to the MLS or PhD) [various]
- Spencer Foundation: Spencer Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education (Dissertation Fellowships for research related to education. Although the dissertation topic must concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline or professional field. In the past, fellowships have been awarded to candidates in anthropology, architecture, art history, economics, education, history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, political science, public health, psychology, religion, and sociology, but eligibility is not restricted to these academic areas. Candidates should be interested in pursuing further research in education once the doctorate is attained. U.S. and International students can apply. ) [11] )
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- Truman Library Institute Grants Program (Dissertation Support for work on some aspect of the life and career of Harry S. Truman or on the public and foreign policy issues which were prominent during the Truman years. Additionally, grants are awarded to graduate students, post-doctoral scholars and other researchers to use the Harry S. Truman Library collections for up to three weeks.)[various]
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- United States Institute of Peace ( Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships for dissertations on international conflict, violence, resolution, and peace. Citizens of all countries are eligible, but must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States.) [1]
- University of California-Berkeley: Miller Research Fellowships (The Miller Institute seeks individuals of outstanding talent who have recently taken or who are about to take the doctoral degree, to pursue basic research on the Berkeley campus in the areas of physical, biological, mathematical and engineering science.) [9]
- University of Louisville: Grawemeyer Award (Awards for significant, innovative ideas in Music composition, Improving World Order, Education, Religion, and Psychology. Must be nominated by institution.) [12]
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- Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Inc. (Grants in anthropology to aid doctoral dissertation or thesis research) [05, 11]
- Winterthur Fellowship in Arts and Industries (Dissertation fellowships and shorter term research funding available. ) [1]
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- Zonta International Foundation (Amelia Earhart Fellowship, for women pursuing aerospace-related sciences) [11]


Last Updated 10/07