Because much internal funding is not available to students, it is wise to team up with a faculty advisor or collaborator in order to qualify for some of these grants.
The Graduate College offers information on internal funding opportunities for graduate and professional students. The Graduate Student Senate and Graduate & Professional Student Government offer travel funds for research and attending professional conferences/meetings.
Internal Funding Grants : The IFI programs support work that enhances the competitiveness of applications for external funding, assists in developing new initiatives, and/or supports new directions in scholarly/creative activity. Includes
Interdisciplinary Research Grants : Interdisciplinary Research Grants allow University of Iowa scholars to collaborate across disciplines on projects relevant to current research that steps beyond traditional modes of scholarly inquiry.
The UI Grant Bulletin is a great place to find additional funding opportunities for UI staff and students.
The Division of Sponsored Programs can provide instruction on how to search for external funding.
For a more comprehensive list, take a look at the UI Office of Research and EconomicDevelopment page on External Funding