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

AstraZeneca: Enhancing Therapeutic Delivery with Cell-Penetrating Peptides
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018

Egg Nutrition Research - LOI
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018

Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety Pilot Research Proposals
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018

NIFA Agriculture in the Classroom
Deadline: May 1, 2018

NIH: Consortia for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development (CHAVD) (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: Jun 28, 2018

NSF Cyber-Physical Systems - Engineered Systems that Integrate Computation and Physical Components
Deadline: May 8, 2018

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development
Deadline: Jan 22, 2019

NSF: Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Deadline: Feb 6, 2019

Non Invasive Strep Throat and Nasal Pharyngeal Sampling
Deadline: Mar 11, 2018

Novel Intrinsic Biocontainment Methods
Deadline: Apr 9, 2018

PCF Challenge Awards for Metastatic, Lethal Prostate Cancer
Deadline: Apr 23, 2018

Prototype Solutions for Optic Nerve Injury (MTEC-18-02-OpticNerve) - white paper
Deadline: Mar 12, 2018

Prototype Solutions for Peripheral Nerve Injury (MTEC-18-05-Peripheral Nerve) - white paper
Deadline: Mar 19, 2018

Research Related to CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder, Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy - LOI
Deadline: Mar 8, 2018

Research on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Deadline: Mar 5, 2018

Health Science


AstraZeneca: Enhancing Therapeutic Delivery with Cell-Penetrating Peptides
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018

Egg Nutrition Research - LOI
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018

Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety Pilot Research Proposals
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018

NIFA Agriculture in the Classroom
Deadline: May 1, 2018

NIH: Consortia for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development (CHAVD) (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: Jun 28, 2018

NSF Cyber-Physical Systems - Engineered Systems that Integrate Computation and Physical Components
Deadline: May 8, 2018

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development
Deadline: Jan 22, 2019

NSF: Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Deadline: Feb 6, 2019

Non Invasive Strep Throat and Nasal Pharyngeal Sampling
Deadline: Mar 11, 2018

Novel Intrinsic Biocontainment Methods
Deadline: Apr 9, 2018

PCF Challenge Awards for Metastatic, Lethal Prostate Cancer
Deadline: Apr 23, 2018

Prototype Solutions for Optic Nerve Injury (MTEC-18-02-OpticNerve) - white paper
Deadline: Mar 12, 2018

Prototype Solutions for Peripheral Nerve Injury (MTEC-18-05-Peripheral Nerve) - white paper
Deadline: Mar 19, 2018

Research Related to CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder, Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy - LOI
Deadline: Mar 8, 2018

Research on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Deadline: Mar 5, 2018

Student Specific


AstraZeneca: Enhancing Therapeutic Delivery with Cell-Penetrating Peptides
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018

Egg Nutrition Research - LOI
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018

Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety Pilot Research Proposals
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018

NIFA Agriculture in the Classroom
Deadline: May 1, 2018

NIH: Consortia for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development (CHAVD) (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: Jun 28, 2018

NSF Cyber-Physical Systems - Engineered Systems that Integrate Computation and Physical Components
Deadline: May 8, 2018

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development
Deadline: Jan 22, 2019

NSF: Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Deadline: Feb 6, 2019

Non Invasive Strep Throat and Nasal Pharyngeal Sampling
Deadline: Mar 11, 2018

Novel Intrinsic Biocontainment Methods
Deadline: Apr 9, 2018

PCF Challenge Awards for Metastatic, Lethal Prostate Cancer
Deadline: Apr 23, 2018

Prototype Solutions for Optic Nerve Injury (MTEC-18-02-OpticNerve) - white paper
Deadline: Mar 12, 2018

Prototype Solutions for Peripheral Nerve Injury (MTEC-18-05-Peripheral Nerve) - white paper
Deadline: Mar 19, 2018

Research Related to CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder, Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy - LOI
Deadline: Mar 8, 2018

Research on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Deadline: Mar 5, 2018

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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