University of Iowa

International Funding Opportunities for UI Faculty

Deans, Directors, and Departmental Executive Officers
Downing A. Thomas, Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs
October 11, 2017
International Funding Opportunities for UI Faculty


International Programs offers a number of funding opportunities for international research and internationally focused collaborations.  Here are two with deadlines quickly approaching.  Please share these opportunities with your faculty.

Summer Research Fellowship<> is a developmental award designed to promote the internationalization of research on campus. The strongest proposals will demonstrate genuine engagement with international issues, whether aesthetic, cultural, historical, political, or global. While such projects will typically involve work at an international location, travel abroad is not required. Each $3,000 summer fellowship is expected to result in at least one publication, exhibit, or performance (Deadline: October 31, 2017)

Major Projects Award<> promotes important contributions to scholarly debates and exchanges on international topics, issues, discoveries, and arts. Proposals for events that will take place on The University of Iowa campus and that will enhance international knowledge and understanding for University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students are therefore especially welcome.  While the International Programs Summer Research Fellowships are intended to support research and creative activities of individual faculty members, the Major Projects Award encourages activities or endeavors on a broader scale. These may take the form of collaborations, symposia, conferences, lecture series, artistic exhibitions, and performance events. A single project will be funded, up to $12,500 (Deadline: November 20, 2017)

For questions regarding these awards, please contact Mary Paterson

For additional funding opportunities, please visit



Downing A. Thomas
Associate Provost and Dean
International Programs
1111 University Capitol Centre | Iowa City, IA 52242
319-335-0373 |