University of Iowa

Applying for Honors Travel Grants for Experiential Learning

Honors at Iowa is occasionally able to offer funding support* to undergraduates who:

  • are members of our program, 
  • must travel to participate in an experiential learning event like a professional conference, a performance, a study abroad experience, an internship, or a research trip or training endeavor.  

*The amount of each award varies according to circumstance and need, but recent awards have ranged from $500 to $2000.

Deadline Schedule

The application timeline for fall 2019 funding:

  • Opens Thursday, August 1, 2019
  • Notification of applicants will take place by Monday, August 26, 2019

Application Guide

All prospective applicants are asked to read our application guide carefully BEFORE applying. 

Please note: Students may only access this fund once during their undergraduate career and must meet the following requirements to be considered for funding related to travel connected to:

  • conference presentations - Must be co/presenting a poster/oral paper, be named on a presentation by a mentor, or contributing to the event.
  • research - Must be travelling outside of the local area to access special resources or connect with subjects.
  • study abroad programs - Must be participating in a program supported/endorsed by UI Office of Study Abroad.
  • internships - Must be travelling outside of the local area to participate in a internship experience.

To complete the form, you will need to know:

  • Event, program, internship, travel information, including location and dates
  • A copy of the abstract, poster, application, notice of application to or acceptance from the program, etc. 
  • An estimated travel budget (airfare/gas, lodging, registration, food, etc.)
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Finding additional funding

    We encourage students to explore other options for travel funding, which may include, but are not limited to the following resources:

    If you have questions about Honors Travel Grants, the application process, or have difficulty accessing our online application form, please email