Ferentz Undergraduate Research Fellowship applications due Dec. 2

Applications for the Spring 2014 John and Elsie Mae Ferentz Undergraduate Fellowships for Research are now being accepted and are due Monday, Dec. 2. Up to six $1,000 Ferentz Fellowships will be awarded by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).

Made possible by a gift to the UI Foundation from Kirk and Mary Ferentz in honor of Kirk’s parents, the awards are given to provide support and encouragement to undergraduate students who conduct research under the guidance of a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in CLAS. To be eligible, students must participate in or complete an honors research project, a guided independent-study project, a capstone course, or the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree during the semester of the award.

“A strong liberal arts program is a critical component of the strong reputation that the University of Iowa enjoys,” Kirk Ferentz says. “Mary and I are honored to be a part of helping students within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.”

A description of the John and Elsie Mae Ferentz Research Fellowships for Undergraduates program, with complete award criteria and a link to the online application, is available at this website.

Ferentz Undergraduate Fellowships for Research


  • Up to six (6) scholarships will be awarded.
  • $1,000 for Spring 2014


  • Must have a strong academic record.
  • Must participate in or complete a research project for honors in the major, a guided independent study project, for a capstone course or for the BFA during the semester of the award, either in Spring 2014.
  • Must submit a letter of recommendation from a UI faculty member.
  • Must continue full-time as a junior or senior in Spring 2014.
  • Must be enrolled in a College of Liberal Arts & Sciences degree granting program and seeking your first undergraduate degree.
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 s.h. in Fall 2013 and in the Spring 2014 semesters.
  • Former ICRU fellows are eligible to apply.
  • ICRU fellows in spring 2014 are not eligible.


  • This scholarship is not renewable.


For further Information, contact the Office of Academic Programs & Student Development at clas-scholarships@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-2633.