Applying for the Honors Experiential Learning Grant

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

  • are members of the Honors Program 
  • 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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Deadline Schedule

  • Applications are currently CLOSED.
    • 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). 


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.)

You can find the application HERE.


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 the Honors Experiential Learning Grant, the application process, or have difficulty accessing our online application form, please email