Old Gold Fellowships

Associate Dean for Research

Key Contacts

If you have questions, please contact the Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research.


Probationary (not yet tenured) tenure-track assistant and associate professors with nine-month appointments.

Policy Purpose and Description

Describes process and procedure for Old Gold Summer Fellowships, and developmental program for probationary tenure-track assistant and associate professors with nine-month appointments. The award must be taken during the first or second summer of a tenure-track appointment at The University of Iowa. Details of eligibility are usually described in the faculty offer letter.




The College requires that the faculty member submit to the DEO an application form and proposal for teaching and/or research development during the fellowship period, along with an abbreviated CV.  The DEO reviews the proposal and endorses it by signing and forwarding it, with the abbreviated CV, to the Dean. Applications are ordinarily due to the DEO in early December and to the Dean in mid-December.

This award provides recipients with funding for summer work to carry out the activities described in the proposal, which may center on research activities, creative work, or instructional development. Each summer fellowship is expected to result in at least one project for publication, exhibit, performance, or instructional use. Awards are fixed at $6,000, split in the following manner:

  • A salary stipend of $3,000 (from which taxes and fringe benefits will be deducted),
  • Tax-exempt funds of $3,000 that may be used to support, travel, equipment, or other research or instructional development needs.

Instructions for processing the summer appointment may be found on the Provost’s Old Gold Summer Fellowship page and Summer Compensation Guidelines pages.  

Within two months of the conclusion of the award period, the Old Gold Awardee must submit a brief report (1-2 pages) complete with DEO signature to the CLAS Dean's Office sent to the Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research, describing the activities and outcomes of the project.


Application Form

Frequently Asked Questions  


Related Information

Summer Compensation Guidelines
Payment Processing Instructions

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