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Funding Opportunities

The Grant Bulletin is a comprehensive database of funding opportunities hosted by the Division of Sponsored Programs and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at the University of Iowa.

Below are a sampling of the current funding opportunities divided by category: Biological Sciences, Health Sciences and Student Opportunities.

Complete listings can be found below.

  • Red = deadlines less than one week away
  • Blue = deadlines less than one month away
  • Black = all other deadlines

Biological Science

Research on Women’s Cancers - abstract
Deadline: Sep 21, 2021

American Lung Assn. Research Awards - deadlines Sept. and Dec.
Deadline: Dec 16, 2021

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award in Chemical Sciences 2022
Deadline: Feb 2, 2022

Cancer Immunotherapy Research Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program - LOI
Deadline: Nov 1, 2021

Cancer Research Institute Technology Impact Award - LOI
Deadline: Nov 15, 2021

Enhancing Diversity in Life Sciences: HHMI Hanna Gray Early Career Fellowships
Deadline: Dec 1, 2021

Leukemia Research - Hollis Brownstein Grants Program - LOI
Deadline: Feb 4, 2022

NASA EPSCoR International Space Station Flight Opportunity Award - pre-proposal
Deadline: Sep 10, 2021

NASA EPSCoR Research Award - pre-proposal
Deadline: Oct 22, 2021

NOAA Understanding Multi-stressor Impacts on Marine Ecosystems under Climate Change - LOI
Deadline: Oct 4, 2021

NSF: Competition for Operations Management and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Deadline: Oct 1, 2021

Postdoctoral Study in France: Ethology, Psychology, Neurobiology, Human Paleontology, Archaeology, Social Anthropology
Deadline: Oct 12, 2021

Pre-clinical and Translational Research in Multiple Myeloma
Deadline: Sep 28, 2021

Research on Aggressive Fibromatosis, Desmoid Tumors
Deadline: Mar 1, 2022

Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research - nomination
Deadline: Oct 15, 2021

Health Science


Research on Women’s Cancers - abstract
Deadline: Sep 21, 2021

American Lung Assn. Research Awards - deadlines Sept. and Dec.
Deadline: Dec 16, 2021

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award in Chemical Sciences 2022
Deadline: Feb 2, 2022

Cancer Immunotherapy Research Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program - LOI
Deadline: Nov 1, 2021

Cancer Research Institute Technology Impact Award - LOI
Deadline: Nov 15, 2021

Enhancing Diversity in Life Sciences: HHMI Hanna Gray Early Career Fellowships
Deadline: Dec 1, 2021

Leukemia Research - Hollis Brownstein Grants Program - LOI
Deadline: Feb 4, 2022

NASA EPSCoR International Space Station Flight Opportunity Award - pre-proposal
Deadline: Sep 10, 2021

NASA EPSCoR Research Award - pre-proposal
Deadline: Oct 22, 2021

NOAA Understanding Multi-stressor Impacts on Marine Ecosystems under Climate Change - LOI
Deadline: Oct 4, 2021

NSF: Competition for Operations Management and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Deadline: Oct 1, 2021

Postdoctoral Study in France: Ethology, Psychology, Neurobiology, Human Paleontology, Archaeology, Social Anthropology
Deadline: Oct 12, 2021

Pre-clinical and Translational Research in Multiple Myeloma
Deadline: Sep 28, 2021

Research on Aggressive Fibromatosis, Desmoid Tumors
Deadline: Mar 1, 2022

Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research - nomination
Deadline: Oct 15, 2021

Student Specific


Research on Women’s Cancers - abstract
Deadline: Sep 21, 2021

American Lung Assn. Research Awards - deadlines Sept. and Dec.
Deadline: Dec 16, 2021

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award in Chemical Sciences 2022
Deadline: Feb 2, 2022

Cancer Immunotherapy Research Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program - LOI
Deadline: Nov 1, 2021

Cancer Research Institute Technology Impact Award - LOI
Deadline: Nov 15, 2021

Enhancing Diversity in Life Sciences: HHMI Hanna Gray Early Career Fellowships
Deadline: Dec 1, 2021

Leukemia Research - Hollis Brownstein Grants Program - LOI
Deadline: Feb 4, 2022

NASA EPSCoR International Space Station Flight Opportunity Award - pre-proposal
Deadline: Sep 10, 2021

NASA EPSCoR Research Award - pre-proposal
Deadline: Oct 22, 2021

NOAA Understanding Multi-stressor Impacts on Marine Ecosystems under Climate Change - LOI
Deadline: Oct 4, 2021

NSF: Competition for Operations Management and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Deadline: Oct 1, 2021

Postdoctoral Study in France: Ethology, Psychology, Neurobiology, Human Paleontology, Archaeology, Social Anthropology
Deadline: Oct 12, 2021

Pre-clinical and Translational Research in Multiple Myeloma
Deadline: Sep 28, 2021

Research on Aggressive Fibromatosis, Desmoid Tumors
Deadline: Mar 1, 2022

Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research - nomination
Deadline: Oct 15, 2021

Complete Opportunities Listing


External Funding for Research are available from a range of external sources, including federal and state government agencies, private nonprofit organizations, and corporations.

University Funding Sources are available through the Office of the Vice President for Research, Office of Executive Vice President and Provost, the University's eleven Colleges, and various centers, programs, and institutes across campus.

Limited Submission Competitions are tracked via the Winning Institutional Nomination System (WINS).


Advanced Funding Resources


If you are a UI faculty or staff or undergraduate student, you may contact the Division of Sponsored Programs to request individual instruction on how to search for external funding -- contacting Oliva Smith, 335-3708. Your training can be provided via email or at your office or location convenient for you. If you are University of Iowa faculty, we will also search for funding for your project if you send an abstract or paragraph describing your project to dsp-funding-searches@uiowa.edu or fill out and submit the form found here.


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