The Iowa Sciences Academy is a collection of programs that support the academic and personal success of qualified University of Iowa undergraduate students interested in scientific research and communication. No matter your area of study or discipline, our programs give you hands-on experience and professional development as you prepare for graduate or professional training. Find your program below!


Biology student performing research while looking into a microscope on a lab desktop.


The Science Alliance will allow current UI students’ access to institutional agents who can offer support throughout their college career, create a peer group of like-minded students interested in STEM fields, and provide opportunities for learning more about STEM majors and research on campus.

Student researchers working in the Kai Hwang Lab of Psychological and Brain Sciences department.

Science Alliance Internship

The Science Alliance Internship Program is designed for first- and second-year students interested in research and considering graduate school.

student presenting at SURC

UI-LSAMP Program

The UI-LSAMP Program is designed for underrepresented UI transfer students interested in research and completing a bachelor's degree in STEM.

A researcher in the Neiman Lab

UI-MARC Program

The UI-MARC Program is designed for junior and senior students committed to pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.

Engaging with children

Latham Fellowship Program

The Latham Fellowship Program is designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in communicating science in the public sphere.

Student doing research in the Margaret Mungai Lab.

What Programs Would I Qualify For?

The following page details what programs you can qualify for, based on year of study and other qualifications.