Awards

Co-Sponsorships
The Obermann Center welcomes the opportunity to support events that further our mission—promoting research and creative work, facilitating publicly engaged art and scholarship, and building intellectual community.
Faculty and Research Staff
Obermann Center Fellows-in-Residence fully devote themselves to projects within an interdisciplinary community. The program supports artists, researchers, and scholars during periods when focus and feedback are crucial.
Graduate Students
The Obermann Graduate Institute is a one-week interdisciplinary institute in which UI graduate students from across campus and at any point in their graduate studies explore how civic engagement can enhance teaching, research, and creative work.
Graduate Students
The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and The Digital Studio for the Public Humanities invite applications from graduate students engaged in digital media & learning.
Faculty and Research Staff
The purpose of the Obermann Humanities Symposium is to explore an important humanities topic that highlights UI scholars and scholarship. The proposed symposium may be interdisciplinary or involve the efforts of scholars from a single department.
Faculty and Research Staff
The Humanities Without Walls consortium links humanities centers at 15 research universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. The consortium members have been awarded $3,000,000 over two years by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. University of Iowa faculty, research staff, and graduate students can participate with colleagues from the other consortium members in two initiatives. The first is a grand challenge, "The Global Midwest," which requires applications from teams with members from two or more consortial universities.
Faculty and Research Staff
The Obermann Interdisciplinary Research Grants (IDRG) foster collaborative scholarship and creative work by offering recipients time and space to exchange new ideas leading to invention, creation, and publication.
Faculty and Research Staff
In 2013-14, the Obermann Center is piloting a new program we are calling the Obermann Public Scholar. The program is designed to support research on campus, but also to facilitate partnerships that connect the campus with innovators outside the University. Scholars will have extensive experience in developing projects which solve problems and enrich the quality of life in their communities.
Faculty and Research Staff
The Obermann Summer Seminar is an opportunity to lead a major collaborative project that will result in some form of publication or public work.
Faculty and Research Staff
Obermann Center Working Groups provide space, structure, and discretionary funding for groups of faculty and advanced graduate students with a shared intellectual interest.