We provide students with a competitive, multi-year financial package (full tuition, an assistantship, a health and dental insurance allowance). We also provide fellowships, travel awards and dissertation awards.
In addition to funding through the School of Social Work, applicants may be eligible for funding through the Graduate College, other departments at the University and organizations outside the University (see below). The director of the PhD program works with students to identify sources of funding, and the Division of Sponsored Programs and the student’s mentor help the student apply for external funding.
The Graduate College awards fellowships for incoming students, dissertation-year fellowships, summer fellowships and travel awards. Students from under-represented groups are eligible for Dean's Graduate Fellowships, which include substantial financial support for four years. The SSW applies to the Graduate College to secure these awards at the time applicants are selected into the program. For a description of the award, go to: http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/aid-youre-nominated-for/deans-graduate-fellowships. For a complete list of awards from the Graduate College, go to: http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/financing-your-education
International travel awards are available from the Office for Study Abroad:
Some students may also be eligible for awards through the Student Disabilities Services (SDS) Office. Please refer to the SDS website for guidelines: http://www.uiowa.edu/~sds/scholarships.shtml
Information about funding for social work PhD education, including dissertation support, from outside the University of Iowa can be obtained by going to:
Social Work Research Network: http://www.bu.edu/swrnet/funding/
The Council on Social Work Education’s website (CSWE): http://www.cswe.org
The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education’s website (GADE): http://web.uconn.edu/gade/
The Society for Social Work Research’s (SSWR) website: http://www.sswr.org/membership.php