Applying for Honors Travel Grants for Experiential Learning

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.

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). 


Please note: Students will only be awarded an Honors Travel 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 be traveling 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.)

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