Research at Iowa changes lives—and not just those who benefit from a new medical treatment or technology developed by Hawkeyes.
Research creates an opportunity to have a unique, transformative academic experience. When you get involved in research, you develop practical skills that set you apart in the job market and help you find new areas of specialization you love.
As one of the country's foremost public research institutions, there's no better place to find those experiences than Iowa. And with support for high-impact, pioneering research at the core of our mission, you can be part of a team that changes the world.
1 in 3
undergraduates involved in research
Million in external funding to support research
Research at Iowa
Browse research-focused projects, internships, academic credits, and summer program opportunities available through OUR.
Leadership in research
Undergraduate students at the University of Iowa not only have plentiful opportunities to work alongside faculty researchers, they make important contributions to science.
Two new Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs funded by the National Science Foundation bring students to Iowa for active participation in research projects.
Not only does the University of Iowa offer a variety of treatment options for a range of cancers, from the most common types to the rarest, campus investigators are working daily to make those treatments better. And patients play a key role.