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UI Fellowships

A "fellowship" is generally a short-term opportunity (few months to several years) where you focus on professional development and it is sponsored by an organization. Fellowship programs are designed to support a range of activities including graduate study in a specific field, travel expenses to conferences, opportunities to explore different courses, and improve your curriculum vitae. Below are fellowship opportunities from the University of Iowa.

Before you arrive on campus, the Department of Biochemistry enhances recruitment packages for our most accomplished new PhD students. They will receive the award if they accept our offer.

PhD Student Support

Alfred P. Sloan Federation University Center for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM)

  • The UI UCEM provides highly competitive scholarships and professional development funds that supplement the full support (RA, TA, etc.) provided to students during their doctoral studies. As per Sloan Foundation guidelines all Sloan Scholars must be US Citizens belonging to at least one of the following groups: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Alaskan Native.


Fellowship Incentive Programs

Research/Study Abroad

Underrepresented Students

In addition to the University wide fellowships, the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offers many awards to our graduate students. Click here to see the awards we offer.