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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Upcoming Events

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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) 2021 Finalists Q&A and Winner Announcement

Friday, November 12, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenges graduate students to communicate their research in three minutes or less in non-specialist language. Contestants represent a diverse array of disciplines and areas of study and reflect the passion and thirst for discovery common among all of Iowa's graduate students. Learn more about the 3MT Competition! Join us to meet the 3MT finalists for a Q&A and find out who the winners are for the 3MT 2021! Location: Zoom at When:…
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