Applying for Grants and Fellowships
Nationally competitive grants and fellowships can provide support for you and your research, allowing you time to focus intensively on your work or providing the resources that you need to take your project to the next level. Winning these opportunities can help you maximize the effectiveness of your time in graduate school and they are also a great addition to any C.V. or resume.
Grant Writing Skills
Beyond the support that these resources provide, grant writing is also a vital skill for the academic, government, and non-profit sectors, and honing your ability to write successful funding applications and navigate the process of finding and applying for funding is a great addition to your professional toolbox.
The Application Process
The process of applying for nationally competitive funding opportunities can help you clarify your research, improve your writing, and expand your scholarly network. Whether you've got a nearly complete application or you're not sure where to get started with the process, our office is here to support you.
The Grad College offers an award for students to apply for a national fellowship or grant and work with a faculty mentor and fellowships advisor.
Schedule a Consultation
Book a Grad Success appointment to discuss finding or applying for a nationally competitive grant or fellowship opportunity
Finding and Applying for Funding
The process of finding and developing an application for nationally competitive grant and fellowship opportunities can be challenging. Check out the resources below to figure out how to get started today.
UI Fellowships Communities
Our offices hosts a number of fellowships communities built around applying to specific external grant opportunities. Check out our existing communities or reach out to us about starting a new one today.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) supports students in the sciences and related disciplines
The Ford Foundation fellowships support students from a range of disciplines and at different stages with the goal of diversifying the professoriate.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers fellowships for both domestic and international students from a range of disciplines.
Our humanities fellowship community supports students applying to a range of humanities fellowship opportunities.