ICRU's Undergraduate Research Fellowship program funds current University of Iowa undergraduates in any discipline to work with UI faculty or P&S staff mentors on a specific project during the academic year and/or summer. 

2023 Summer ICRU Fellowship Applications
Open Monday, February 13 through Friday, March 31

2023-2024 Academic Year ICRU Fellowship Applications
Open Monday, February 27 through Friday, April 21

Lara Bampfield and mentor Bjorn Anderson use photogrammetry to preserve World Heritage Monuments
Facilitating undergraduate research experiences is a high priority at the University of Iowa. ICRU's Research Fellows Program has provided funding to 1,400+ students (amounting to over $3.1 million directly to students since 2010!) to promote undergraduate engagement in research and creative projects. The program allows current University of Iowa undergraduates in any discipline to work with UI faculty or P&S staff mentors on a specific project during the academic year and/or summer. 
Nanoscience bench work REU

Each year, students and their mentors are invited to apply for an  ICRU Research Fellowship during either the academic year or the summer.  Scholarship funding for selected applications is in the amount of  $2,000 (for about 5-6 hours of work per week) for the academic year or $2,500 (for about 15-20 hours/week of work for 10 weeks) during the summer. 

Eligibility

  • Mentee must be full-time, degree-seeking student;
  • No mentor be named primary on more than one application;
    • A mentor may be named on a summer application and an academic year application.
  • No mentee may be named on more than one application
    • A mentor may be named on a summer application and an academic year application.
  • Mentee must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Student should check with the Office of Financial Aid to see how ICRU Funds may impact their other Financial Aid packages.
    • Fellowship stipends are treated as scholarships. Students who receive need-based scholarships or loans may have other loans automatically reduced in order to receive ICRU funds. They will not receive extra funding over the Estimated Cost of Attendance. We understand that this is an equity issue, and are working to develop an alternative payment system.
Creative Scholarship - String Quartet

Timeline

Applications for the ICRU Fellows Program open in early February (due in March) each year for the following summer or academic year.  Dates are announced on this website, the ICRU Facebook Page, and through our mailing list.

  • Please note that unfortunately, ICRU cannot offer Fellows funding at other times during the year.  Applications for funding are only available during the spring semester for the following summer or academic year.  Late applications cannot be accepted.

Fellowship FAQ

2022-2023 Research Fellowship Application Instructions (Website)