Student Benefits

By the time IBA scholars graduate, they are strong candidates for top graduate programs in the sciences. Those admitted to the IBA  program receive:

  • one-on-one mentoring from UI research faculty
  • preparation for a Ph.D. education through hands-on research experience, seminars and conferences
  • career counseling
  • tutoring resources
  • an insider's familiarity with the UI's highly ranked Ph.D. programs
  • financial support for travel to science conferences where students present their research
  • competitive wages (hourly or monthly stipend) for laboratory research (year-round) 
  • on-campus room & board or funding for external research experience (summer)

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IBA Benefits