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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

Childhood Cancer Clinical and Translational Research
Deadline: Mar 8, 2022

Cystic Fibrosis: Clinical Investigator Award (due 2/16); Physician-Scientist Award (due 2/16); Clinical Fellowships (due 2/16 or 3/2/22)
Deadline: Mar 2, 2022

EPA Drivers and Environmental Impacts of Energy Transitions in Underserved Communities
Deadline: Apr 28, 2022

EPA Innovative Water Technologies for Lagoon Wastewater Systems in Small Communities
Deadline: Mar 7, 2022

Graduate Training Program relevant to the Pork Industry
Deadline: Feb 22, 2022

HFSP Complex Biological Systems Research - Early Career Investigators; Independent Investigators - register for LOI by 3/24/22
Deadline: Mar 31, 2022

NIAID Antiviral Program for Pandemics: Development of Antivirals for Specific RNA Viral Families of Pandemic Potential
Deadline: Mar 18, 2022

NIAID Development of: Vaccine Candidates, Therapeutic Candidates, In Vitro Diagnostics for: Biodefense, Antimicrobial Resistance, Emerging Infectious Diseases
Deadline: Apr 18, 2022

NIAID: Preclinical Services for Biopharmaceutical Product Development
Deadline: Apr 18, 2022

NSF Molecular Foundations for Biotechnology - Partnerships to Transform Emerging Industries
Deadline: Feb 14, 2022

NSF: Community Facility Support: Synchrotron-based analytical capabilities advancing Earth and Environmental Sciences Research and Training
Deadline: Mar 4, 2022

NSF: Scholarships in STEM Networking (S-STEM-NET) - LOI
Deadline: Feb 2, 2022

Peanut Nutrition Grant
Deadline: Mar 25, 2022

Rahamimoff Grants for PhD Students for Research Travel to Israel
Deadline: May 11, 2022

Young Investigator Awards - Prostate Cancer Health Disparities
Deadline: Apr 25, 2022

Health Science


Childhood Cancer Clinical and Translational Research
Deadline: Mar 8, 2022

Cystic Fibrosis: Clinical Investigator Award (due 2/16); Physician-Scientist Award (due 2/16); Clinical Fellowships (due 2/16 or 3/2/22)
Deadline: Mar 2, 2022

EPA Drivers and Environmental Impacts of Energy Transitions in Underserved Communities
Deadline: Apr 28, 2022

EPA Innovative Water Technologies for Lagoon Wastewater Systems in Small Communities
Deadline: Mar 7, 2022

Graduate Training Program relevant to the Pork Industry
Deadline: Feb 22, 2022

HFSP Complex Biological Systems Research - Early Career Investigators; Independent Investigators - register for LOI by 3/24/22
Deadline: Mar 31, 2022

NIAID Antiviral Program for Pandemics: Development of Antivirals for Specific RNA Viral Families of Pandemic Potential
Deadline: Mar 18, 2022

NIAID Development of: Vaccine Candidates, Therapeutic Candidates, In Vitro Diagnostics for: Biodefense, Antimicrobial Resistance, Emerging Infectious Diseases
Deadline: Apr 18, 2022

NIAID: Preclinical Services for Biopharmaceutical Product Development
Deadline: Apr 18, 2022

NSF Molecular Foundations for Biotechnology - Partnerships to Transform Emerging Industries
Deadline: Feb 14, 2022

NSF: Community Facility Support: Synchrotron-based analytical capabilities advancing Earth and Environmental Sciences Research and Training
Deadline: Mar 4, 2022

NSF: Scholarships in STEM Networking (S-STEM-NET) - LOI
Deadline: Feb 2, 2022

Peanut Nutrition Grant
Deadline: Mar 25, 2022

Rahamimoff Grants for PhD Students for Research Travel to Israel
Deadline: May 11, 2022

Young Investigator Awards - Prostate Cancer Health Disparities
Deadline: Apr 25, 2022

Student Specific


Childhood Cancer Clinical and Translational Research
Deadline: Mar 8, 2022

Cystic Fibrosis: Clinical Investigator Award (due 2/16); Physician-Scientist Award (due 2/16); Clinical Fellowships (due 2/16 or 3/2/22)
Deadline: Mar 2, 2022

EPA Drivers and Environmental Impacts of Energy Transitions in Underserved Communities
Deadline: Apr 28, 2022

EPA Innovative Water Technologies for Lagoon Wastewater Systems in Small Communities
Deadline: Mar 7, 2022

Graduate Training Program relevant to the Pork Industry
Deadline: Feb 22, 2022

HFSP Complex Biological Systems Research - Early Career Investigators; Independent Investigators - register for LOI by 3/24/22
Deadline: Mar 31, 2022

NIAID Antiviral Program for Pandemics: Development of Antivirals for Specific RNA Viral Families of Pandemic Potential
Deadline: Mar 18, 2022

NIAID Development of: Vaccine Candidates, Therapeutic Candidates, In Vitro Diagnostics for: Biodefense, Antimicrobial Resistance, Emerging Infectious Diseases
Deadline: Apr 18, 2022

NIAID: Preclinical Services for Biopharmaceutical Product Development
Deadline: Apr 18, 2022

NSF Molecular Foundations for Biotechnology - Partnerships to Transform Emerging Industries
Deadline: Feb 14, 2022

NSF: Community Facility Support: Synchrotron-based analytical capabilities advancing Earth and Environmental Sciences Research and Training
Deadline: Mar 4, 2022

NSF: Scholarships in STEM Networking (S-STEM-NET) - LOI
Deadline: Feb 2, 2022

Peanut Nutrition Grant
Deadline: Mar 25, 2022

Rahamimoff Grants for PhD Students for Research Travel to Israel
Deadline: May 11, 2022

Young Investigator Awards - Prostate Cancer Health Disparities
Deadline: Apr 25, 2022

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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