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 out our services, make an appointment, or sign up for our professional development newsletter today.

Summer Opportunities

Make the most of your summer by participating in programs ranging from developing fellowship applications to career materials preparation.

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

Professional Development Newsletter

Sign up for our biweekly professional development newsletter to stay in the loop on funding and professional development opportunities.

Belonging and Inclusion Newsletter

Receive emails on upcoming events, funding opportunities, and other important announcements.