Summer Fellowship

Receive a summer fellowship to support research during the summer semester

Faculty of the University of Northern Iowa, holding a full-time (9 month) tenure-track and tenured appointment are eligible to apply for a Summer Fellowship. Through these awards, the University seeks to encourage, assist, support faculty research, creative activity, and grant applications. Joint applications that are collaborative or interdisciplinary are eligible. All Summer Fellowship recipients may be asked to serve on the University Research Committee upon the successful completion of their fellowship. Additionally, a PDA recipient is ineligible to receive a Summer Fellowship the summer prior to the academic year of the PDA and the subsequent summer of the PDA (subdivision 4.16c).

Award Specifics

  • There are 12 four-week awards available for the month of May and June 2025. The compensation for a four-week fellowship will be $3800 plus fringe benefits. 
  • As per the Faculty Handbook (Section 4.16 Summer Research Fellowships), “During the summer fellowship period, recipients cannot generally hold another assignment or receive additional compensation from the university. However, recipients may receive compensation from other sources up to a total amount equal to their standard 1/9 salary if the projects funded by other sources also relate to the focus of the Summer Research Fellowship proposal.” Faculty who have not received on-campus research or scholarship funding, or do not have course release for summer are eligible to receive an SRF award.
  • Accepting this internal funding requires you to agree either to return to the institution granting such an assignment for a period of not less than one year or to repay to the University such compensation as you shall have received during such assignment.

Required Actions

  • Electronic Application form submitted to workflow early enough to receive approvals.


  • Friday October 18, 2024: electronic application submitted by 4:30 p.m. Please note that forms may take some time to be fully processed.