Research & Grant Opportunities

Undergraduate Research

Connect with the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) to learn more about undergraduate research opportunities.

In addition to ICRU, check in with the Department of Anthropology to learn about potential paid research opportunities


Graduate Research

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Visit the graduate and professional student resources website for information about available services to assist graduate students in securing funding for their research and scholarship.

If you are a University of Iowa graduate student with an interest in expanding your research and teaching to the broader community, we encourage you to consider applying to the Obermann Graduate Institute.

Archaeology Field Schools

Woodpecker Cave Archaeological Field School
Several University of Iowa departments and their research partners offer archaeological fieldwork opportunities throughout the state and internationally.  Find out more here!


Pre-collegiate Research

Students in Grades 2-11 can participate in summer programs at the University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. These programs provide students with the opportunity to experience campus life, make friends, and learn from inspiring teachers. The competitive, summertime Secondary Student Training Program for Grades 10-11 allows students to conduct scientific research in university laboratories under the guidance of a faculty member. 

Learn about the Hawk-Eyes on Science and Hawk-Eyes in Space program through the University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy! Each year, Department faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students lead science demonstrations on and off campus. Vincent Rodgers, one of the Hawk-Eyes facilitators, says, "We want more people to learn about the truly impressive scientific research that we're doing at the UI."

Vincent Rodgers with Hawk-Eyes on Science


Old Capitol Museum

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