Iowa Biosciences Academy Application

Third and fourth year students: IBA now consists of junior and senior students (freshmen and sophomores, please see Science Alliance) committed to doctoral education and careers in research. In addition to the application form below, applicants will also participate in an interview with program staff. See IBA Scholar Selection Process.

Qualifications to apply to IBA:

  • be committed to pursuing a Ph.D. in the Biosciences or M.D./Ph.D.
  • be a member of underrepresented populations in the Biosciences
  • hold at least a 3.0 GPA
  • be a United States citizen or permanent resident of the United States
Personal Background
Please include the name of high school, city and state.
Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to participate in this program.
Check all that apply.
Check all that apply.
Tell Us About Yourself
2000 character maximum.
2000 character maximum.
2000 character maximum.
Letter of Recommendation
S/he will send the letter to: Iowa Biosciences Academy, The University of Iowa, 108 Biology Building, Iowa City, IA 52242 or email it to
IBA Information
My academic standing is a factor for admission to IBA; therefore, I give IBA staff permission to obtain my transcripts. If I completed coursework at another college or university, I am responsible for submitting transcripts from that school to the University of Iowa Office of Admissions, and IBA may obtain a copy of those transcripts from Admissions.