University of Northern Iowa

Faculty & Staff Funding Opportunities

Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Scholars Programme Provides an opportunity for highly qualified scholars in Russian and Eastern European studies to visit the Aleksanteri Institute and the University of Helsinki for a period of two to four months. Aleksanteri Visiting Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research and interact with other researchers at the Aleksanteri Institute and with the wider academic community at the University of Helsinki and in Finland. Each Visiting Fellow has a research host working on a related theme and helping to establish contacts with the research community in Finland. 

British Marshall Scholarships cover two years of study at a British university. Scholarships are awarded to seniors, graduate students, and alumni who are 26 or younger (35 if you wish to read business studies) and are citizens of the United States. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.7 excluding your freshman year is required. Recipients receive funds to cover tuition, room, board, books, travel, and expenses. A supplemental grant is available towards the support of a dependent spouse.

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. Grants are awarded for specific research projects and cannot be used for travel only, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings, lecture tours or extended guest professorships.

East-West Center Visiting Fellowships The East-West Center seeks scholars of high accomplishment and promise whose research and presence will contribute creatively to the development of its research areas and to the Asia Pacific region. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants that have both strong conceptual background and demonstrated accomplishments in policy research, and to proposals that are innovative and suggest new ways of addressing the challenges that the region faces. Visiting Fellowships are carried out at the EWC in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

Fulbright Scholar Program The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

The Fulbright Specialist Program is designed to provide short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for U.S. faculty and professionals. Shorter grant lengths give Specialist greater flexibility to pursue a grant that works best with their current academic or professional commitments.

George J. Mitchell Scholarships allow students who are U.S. citizens, aged eighteen or over but not yet thirty, to pursue one year of graduate study in any field at universities in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Prospective scholars must have a demonstrated record of intellectual distinction, leadership, and extra-curricular activity, as well as personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others, which indicate a potential for future leadership and contribution to society.  Scholarship recipients receive tuition, room, airfare to and from Ireland, travel expenses, and an $11,000 stipend.   

Humboldt Research Fellowship Program supports young scholars of all nationalities and disciplines who hold doctoral degrees with long term research projects in Germany.  Applications may be submitted for stays between 6 and 12 months and may be extended up to 24 months.  The Foundation awards up to 500 research fellowships each year; there are no quotas with respect to country of origin or academic discipline.  Monthly stipends range between DM 3,600 and DM 4,400.  Other expenses covered include travel expenses not borne by home institutions, a monthly allowance of DM 500 for spouses and an additional DM 100 per child, a subsidy off DM 100 towards health insurance, additional grants for German language courses of 2 to 4 months at language institutes in Germany prior to the actual research period.  In addition, there is the possibility of support for limited stays in other European countries for research essential to the project. 

India Visiting Fellowship  The IDSA Visiting Fellowship Program is a residential fellowship program that invites scholars working on subjects relevant to the field of international relations and area studies, or relevant themes that have a bearing on national, regional or international security. The program provides scholars the opportunity to carry out substantive research in an exciting intellectual environment.

IREX  The Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG) is a flexible fellowship offering support to postdoctoral scholars and professionals to conduct research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia on issues relevant to the US Government. Because STG supports research for a maximum of eight weeks, fellows have the ability to conduct shorter research trips without significantly affecting their teaching and work schedules.

Marshall Sherfield Fellowship The aim is to introduce American scientists and engineers, who hold a doctorate in a science or engineering subject by the time they take up their Fellowship, to the cutting edge of UK science and engineering. It is intended that this in turn will build longer-term contacts and international links between the United Kingdom and the United States in key scientific areas.

Rhodes Scholarships cover two or three years of study at Oxford University. Scholarships are awarded to seniors, graduate students, and alumni between the ages of 18 and 25. Candidates must be citizens of one of the following countries or regions: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Commonwealth Caribbean, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Uganda, United States, Zambia, or Zimbabwe. Scholarships provide: tuition, stipend, round-trip airfare, insurance, books, and travel allowance.

Taiwan Fellowship was established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to award foreign experts and scholars interested in studies related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, Asia-Pacific affairs and Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or other academic institutions in Taiwan, thereby promoting international partnerships and mutual understanding.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Over $300,000 is available for the 2011-12 competition. Awards are made in all fields. Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia.

Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories (VF) Program Provides promising emerging scientists and engineers with the opportunity to work with research groups or leaders in Canadian government laboratories and research institutions. Fellowships are awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second and third year, at the discretion of the government department concerned.