Welcome to the Iowa Biosciences Academy!

The IBA is a grant-funded program that supports the academic and personal success of University of Iowa students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in the Biosciences. IBA students have access to hands-on research opportunities that earn competitive wages, a faculty mentor, professional development workshops, career counseling, free tutoring (as needed) and a strong community of students, staff & faculty that value diversity in the Biosciences.

  • IBA students participating in a team building exercise on the Pentacrest.
  • Members of the Iowa Biosciences Academy
  • Members of the Iowa Biosciences Academy
  • Members of the Iowa Biosciences Academy
  • Members of the Iowa Biosciences Academy
  • A demonstration of research performed in the Iowa Biosciences Academy
  • IBA is currently recruiting Juniors and Seniors for paid research positions!

    If you are in a bioscience field, interested in a career in research and committed to pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD in the biosciences we encourage you to apply!

    Online Application:  Apply Now

    Deadline Extended for Fall 2021
    Friday, July 30th 

    If you have questions about our program or the application process please contact us at iba@uiowa.edu.

  • sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.  

    Wednesday, July 28th 2021
    Jean E. and Renée P. Robillard Atrium 
    Medical Education Research Facility (MERF)
    1:30-4:30pm

    Support the 18 IBA/LSAMP Summer Program participants presenting their research at the Summer Undergraduate Poster Symposium!  For poster #s, presentation times and a PDF of the program please click here.