Graduate students and professional students are encouraged to take advantage of the excellent  grant resources and expert assistance offered by the Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) and the Graduate College in seeking external funding to support research, dissertation, travel and other scholarly activities.

Apply for Nationally Competitive Grants and Fellowships

Learn how to find funding, write a successful application, and submit your proposal. The Graduate College’s Graduate Success Center support students with individual appointments, workshops, and the Fellowships Incentive Program (FIP) to support your application efforts. In addition, the International Programs Grants & Fellowships office supports Fulbright, Boren, and Critical Language Fellowships.

Steps for Obtaining a Grant

Learn how to find funding, write a successful grant, and submit your application. Survey the Grant Bulletin and the Division of Sponsored Program's Student Funding page for funding opportunities available to graduate students.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training

In order to meet the institutional obligation to provide RCR training, The University of Iowa has developed a Responsible Conduct of Research Plan under the joint sponsorship and responsibility of the Graduate College and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Graduate Student Senate

The GSS is the duly constituted collegiate association of the Graduate College and is the primary representative, administrative, and service organization for the graduate students at the University of Iowa.

Postdoctoral Affairs - Graduate College

The Graduate College is committed to building a vibrant postdoctoral community and to providing a professional environment that will enrich your experience at the University of Iowa. We host more than 250 postdoctoral trainees on campus annually, and we serve as a resource for postdocs, faculty mentors, departments, and colleges employing our postdoctoral network.

Medical Student Research Program

The purpose of the Student Research Fellowship program is to interest medical students in research and to acquaint them with career possibilities in academic medicine. These fellowships offer students the opportunity to participate directly in the investigation of a scientific question under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

Dare to Discover

An annual downtown banner campaign tells the stories of researchers, scholars, and creators from across the University of Iowa.