The University of Iowa

Faculty Development Awards Program

If you have questions about faculty awards, please contact Kim Carter in the Office of the Provost at

Faculty Development Awards Program Policies and Procedures

  • General Principles
  • Career Development Awards are the heart of the University's Faculty Development Awards Program. This is a competitive program designed to encourage scientific inquiry, research, artistic creation, clinical/technical expertise, and innovation in teaching. The award usually takes the form of a single semester of paid leave.
  • Faculty Fellowships Named in honor of distinguished UI faculty, these fellowships provide an opportunity for other scholars to contribute to the fields of study in which these distinguished faculty are most clearly recognized. There are two awards, the May Brodbeck Humanities Fellowship and the James Van Allen Natural Science Fellowship, awarded in alternate years.
  • Old Gold Summer Fellowships provide faculty on nine-month appointments with funding for summer work on an approved developmental project.