Honors at Iowa is occasionally able to offer financial support to undergraduates who are members of the Honors Program, or who intend to travel for/participate in an experiential learning event, (e.g. professional conferences, study abroad experiences, internships, research trips/training endeavors, etc.).

*The amount of each award varies according to circumstance and need, but averages $500.

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Please note: Students will only be awarded an Honors Experiential Learning Grant once during their undergraduate career. The following requirements must be met in order to to be considered for funding:

  • 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 traveling 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 register the internship experience for Honors Experiential Learning

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/expenses (airfare/gas, lodging, registration, food, etc.)

Interested in applying?

You can find the application here!

Finding Additional Funding

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

If you have questions about Honors Experiential Learning Grants, the application process, or have difficulty accessing our online application form, please email honors-program@uiowa.edu


Deadline Schedule

  • Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis
    • Applications must be submitted at least a month in advance of the event
  • Notification of applicants will take place on an ongoing basis, (usually within two weeks of application submission).