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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

Crop Science: Fighting Pests, Preserving Biodiversity; Precision Agriculture; Reducing Chemicals in the Soil
Deadline: Oct 30, 2020

DARPA Young Faculty Award: Physical Sciences, Biomedicine, Bioengineering, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Engineering, Computing
Deadline: Jan 8, 2021

EPA Evaluating Pollutants in Biosolids
Deadline: Jan 5, 2021

EPA Interventions, Communication Strategies to Reduce Health Risks of Wildland Fire Smoke Exposures
Deadline: Dec 15, 2020

Ford Foundation Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs for Achieving Diversity and Excellence in College, University Teaching - deadlines Dec.10 or Dec. 17, 2020
Deadline: Dec 17, 2020

Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021

NIH: MD-PhD Training Program in Alzheimer's Disease and Its Related Dementias and the Behavioral and Social Sciences (T32)
Deadline: Feb 3, 2021

NOAA Regional Ecosystem Research Program: Understanding Species’ Habitat Usage and Connectivity
Deadline: Jan 14, 2021

NSF Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 - preliminary proposal
Deadline: Jan 7, 2021

NSF: Research Traineeship Program (NRT) for Masters or Doctoral Degree Program
Deadline: Feb 6, 2021

Parkinson's Disease: Postdoctoral Fellowship for Basic Scientists; Postdoctoral Fellowship for Neurologists; Fahn Award for Junior Faculty - LOI
Deadline: Dec 4, 2020

Register for the 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration - Oct. 27-30
Deadline: Oct 30, 2020

Research on Psoriatic Disease and Mental Health Disorders - More than Skin Deep: Mental Health Grant
Deadline: Jan 13, 2021

Rosalind Franklin Prize for Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research - Nominations
Deadline: Nov 2, 2020

USDA Solid Waste Management Grant Program to Evaluate Landfills and Threats to Water Resources
Deadline: Dec 31, 2020

Health Science


Crop Science: Fighting Pests, Preserving Biodiversity; Precision Agriculture; Reducing Chemicals in the Soil
Deadline: Oct 30, 2020

DARPA Young Faculty Award: Physical Sciences, Biomedicine, Bioengineering, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Engineering, Computing
Deadline: Jan 8, 2021

EPA Evaluating Pollutants in Biosolids
Deadline: Jan 5, 2021

EPA Interventions, Communication Strategies to Reduce Health Risks of Wildland Fire Smoke Exposures
Deadline: Dec 15, 2020

Ford Foundation Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs for Achieving Diversity and Excellence in College, University Teaching - deadlines Dec.10 or Dec. 17, 2020
Deadline: Dec 17, 2020

Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021

NIH: MD-PhD Training Program in Alzheimer's Disease and Its Related Dementias and the Behavioral and Social Sciences (T32)
Deadline: Feb 3, 2021

NOAA Regional Ecosystem Research Program: Understanding Species’ Habitat Usage and Connectivity
Deadline: Jan 14, 2021

NSF Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 - preliminary proposal
Deadline: Jan 7, 2021

NSF: Research Traineeship Program (NRT) for Masters or Doctoral Degree Program
Deadline: Feb 6, 2021

Parkinson's Disease: Postdoctoral Fellowship for Basic Scientists; Postdoctoral Fellowship for Neurologists; Fahn Award for Junior Faculty - LOI
Deadline: Dec 4, 2020

Register for the 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration - Oct. 27-30
Deadline: Oct 30, 2020

Research on Psoriatic Disease and Mental Health Disorders - More than Skin Deep: Mental Health Grant
Deadline: Jan 13, 2021

Rosalind Franklin Prize for Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research - Nominations
Deadline: Nov 2, 2020

USDA Solid Waste Management Grant Program to Evaluate Landfills and Threats to Water Resources
Deadline: Dec 31, 2020

Student Specific


Crop Science: Fighting Pests, Preserving Biodiversity; Precision Agriculture; Reducing Chemicals in the Soil
Deadline: Oct 30, 2020

DARPA Young Faculty Award: Physical Sciences, Biomedicine, Bioengineering, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Engineering, Computing
Deadline: Jan 8, 2021

EPA Evaluating Pollutants in Biosolids
Deadline: Jan 5, 2021

EPA Interventions, Communication Strategies to Reduce Health Risks of Wildland Fire Smoke Exposures
Deadline: Dec 15, 2020

Ford Foundation Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs for Achieving Diversity and Excellence in College, University Teaching - deadlines Dec.10 or Dec. 17, 2020
Deadline: Dec 17, 2020

Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021

NIH: MD-PhD Training Program in Alzheimer's Disease and Its Related Dementias and the Behavioral and Social Sciences (T32)
Deadline: Feb 3, 2021

NOAA Regional Ecosystem Research Program: Understanding Species’ Habitat Usage and Connectivity
Deadline: Jan 14, 2021

NSF Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 - preliminary proposal
Deadline: Jan 7, 2021

NSF: Research Traineeship Program (NRT) for Masters or Doctoral Degree Program
Deadline: Feb 6, 2021

Parkinson's Disease: Postdoctoral Fellowship for Basic Scientists; Postdoctoral Fellowship for Neurologists; Fahn Award for Junior Faculty - LOI
Deadline: Dec 4, 2020

Register for the 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration - Oct. 27-30
Deadline: Oct 30, 2020

Research on Psoriatic Disease and Mental Health Disorders - More than Skin Deep: Mental Health Grant
Deadline: Jan 13, 2021

Rosalind Franklin Prize for Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research - Nominations
Deadline: Nov 2, 2020

USDA Solid Waste Management Grant Program to Evaluate Landfills and Threats to Water Resources
Deadline: Dec 31, 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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