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

Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroenterology Research
Deadline: Feb 7, 2020

Active Learning Classroom Grant to Design the Learning Environment
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020

Cancer Immunology - Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship - deadlines Apr. 1, Oct. 1
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020

DARPA Atmospheric Water Extraction HR001120S0014
Deadline: Mar 13, 2020

Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards
Deadline: Feb 24, 2020

Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates ICRU Research Fellows Program. Summer deadline March 6; Academic Year deadline March 27, 2020
Deadline: Mar 27, 2020

Marine Oceanography - US and Israel Research Collaboration
Deadline: Feb 18, 2020

NIAID BAA: Advanced Development of Vaccine Candidates for Acute Flaccid Myelitis assoc. with Enterovirus
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020

NIAID BAA: Radiation/Nuclear Medical Countermeasures; Vaccine Candidates for Biodefense, Emerging Infectious Diseases; Diagnostics,Therapeutics for Biodefense, Biothreats
Deadline: Apr 9, 2020

NSF: Management of Operations and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

National Institute of Justice - Graduate Research Fellowships
Deadline: Apr 15, 2020

National Pork Board Graduate/Professional Student Fellowship
Deadline: Feb 25, 2020

Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy Research
Deadline: Jun 3, 2020

Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis Fellowship
Deadline: Jun 29, 2020

Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars STEM Leadership Program for Research at Universities in Israel
Deadline: Mar 15, 2020

Health Science


Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroenterology Research
Deadline: Feb 7, 2020

Active Learning Classroom Grant to Design the Learning Environment
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020

Cancer Immunology - Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship - deadlines Apr. 1, Oct. 1
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020

DARPA Atmospheric Water Extraction HR001120S0014
Deadline: Mar 13, 2020

Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards
Deadline: Feb 24, 2020

Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates ICRU Research Fellows Program. Summer deadline March 6; Academic Year deadline March 27, 2020
Deadline: Mar 27, 2020

Marine Oceanography - US and Israel Research Collaboration
Deadline: Feb 18, 2020

NIAID BAA: Advanced Development of Vaccine Candidates for Acute Flaccid Myelitis assoc. with Enterovirus
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020

NIAID BAA: Radiation/Nuclear Medical Countermeasures; Vaccine Candidates for Biodefense, Emerging Infectious Diseases; Diagnostics,Therapeutics for Biodefense, Biothreats
Deadline: Apr 9, 2020

NSF: Management of Operations and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

National Institute of Justice - Graduate Research Fellowships
Deadline: Apr 15, 2020

National Pork Board Graduate/Professional Student Fellowship
Deadline: Feb 25, 2020

Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy Research
Deadline: Jun 3, 2020

Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis Fellowship
Deadline: Jun 29, 2020

Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars STEM Leadership Program for Research at Universities in Israel
Deadline: Mar 15, 2020

Student Specific


Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroenterology Research
Deadline: Feb 7, 2020

Active Learning Classroom Grant to Design the Learning Environment
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020

Cancer Immunology - Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship - deadlines Apr. 1, Oct. 1
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020

DARPA Atmospheric Water Extraction HR001120S0014
Deadline: Mar 13, 2020

Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards
Deadline: Feb 24, 2020

Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates ICRU Research Fellows Program. Summer deadline March 6; Academic Year deadline March 27, 2020
Deadline: Mar 27, 2020

Marine Oceanography - US and Israel Research Collaboration
Deadline: Feb 18, 2020

NIAID BAA: Advanced Development of Vaccine Candidates for Acute Flaccid Myelitis assoc. with Enterovirus
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020

NIAID BAA: Radiation/Nuclear Medical Countermeasures; Vaccine Candidates for Biodefense, Emerging Infectious Diseases; Diagnostics,Therapeutics for Biodefense, Biothreats
Deadline: Apr 9, 2020

NSF: Management of Operations and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Deadline: Jun 19, 2020

National Institute of Justice - Graduate Research Fellowships
Deadline: Apr 15, 2020

National Pork Board Graduate/Professional Student Fellowship
Deadline: Feb 25, 2020

Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy Research
Deadline: Jun 3, 2020

Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis Fellowship
Deadline: Jun 29, 2020

Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars STEM Leadership Program for Research at Universities in Israel
Deadline: Mar 15, 2020

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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