The Grad Success Center supports graduate students' professional, academic, and personal success during graduate school and beyond. We're here to help you plan to make the most of your time here in graduate school, to apply for external grants and fellowships to fund your work, to find and apply for jobs, to hone your teaching practice, and to communicate your research to a variety of audiences.

Whether you have no idea what you want to do after graduate school or know exactly which pathways you want to pursue, we're here to help. Check our our services, make an appointment, or sign up for our professional development newsletter today.

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Fellowship and Grant Support

Grant writing is a vital skill for the academic, government, and non-profit sectors, and it is best developed with supported practice.

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CIRTL at Iowa

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning helps future faculty integrate research skills with teaching to become a better teacher.

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Career Exploration & Planning

Whether you’re just starting, mid-program, or about to graduate, it’s important to be proactive about your career preparation.

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Workshops

Schedule a one or our workshop offerings or professional development series for your department or student organization.

Upcoming Events

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NSF GRFP Virtual Kickoff

Thursday, August 5, 2021 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Virtual
Have you considered applying for a fellowship this fall? The NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees. If you are interested in the GRFP opportunity, we encourage you to attend the Graduate Research Fellowship Program Virtual Workshop on Thursday, August 5th from 2:00-3:30 pm CT via Zoom. UI GRFP fellows will share…
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ACLS/Mellon Virtual Information Session

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship supports applicants completing dissertation research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences during their final year of dissertation writing. (Check your eligibility).  Learn more about the basics of the fellowship, including the application components and timeline, and offer tips and suggestions for crafting strong statements at the the Mellon/ACLS Virtual Information Session Zoom webinar on Wednesday, August 11th, from 2-3 PM…

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences PhD Careers Boot Camp

Thursday, August 12, 2021 (all day)
University Capitol Centre
On August 12th and 13th, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will hold a PhD Careers Boot Camp. This is a two-day professional development event for graduate students and postdocs providing first-person career advice from professionals in diverse fields, opportunities for networking and career development, and lunch. Inspired by a program at University College Cork, this event will offer grad students and postdocs the opportunity to explore multiple career pathways and prepare for the…
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