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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

Bluefin Tuna Research Program
Deadline: Sep 25, 2020

Adoption of Biosimilars in Oncology - LOI
Deadline: Sep 9, 2020

CDMRP Pancreatic Cancer Research: Idea Development Award; Translational Research Partnership Award - preapplication
Deadline: Aug 25, 2020

DARPA Harnessing Enzymatic Activity for Lifesaving Remedies HEALR
Deadline: Sep 17, 2020

DEPSCoR Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
Deadline: Sep 21, 2020

DOD Future Scholars for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics STEM Workforce Development Programs
Deadline: Jun 17, 2025

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center - ACS: Institutional Research Seed Grant for Junior Faculty
Deadline: Aug 3, 2020

Iowa Space Grant Consortium - 2020-2021 Student Experiential Opportunities (Hands-On) - proposals from student groups and organizations
Deadline: Jan 15, 2021

Lymphoma Research Early Career Grants
Deadline: Sep 9, 2020

Medical Provider Education on Use of Biosimilar Agents in Inflammatory Conditions
Deadline: Aug 7, 2020

Multiple Sclerosis Research - Barancik Prize nomination
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020

NIH Notice of Special Interest NOSI - Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions, Administrative Supplements for Research on Coronavirus Disease in Individuals with Down Syndrome for INCLUDE Project
Deadline: Jul 13, 2021

RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grants
Deadline: Dec 16, 2020

Science - SciLifeLab Prize for Early Career Scientists: Molecular Biology, Genomics, Ecology, Molecular Medicine
Deadline: Jul 17, 2020

Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, Computer Science
Deadline: Oct 28, 2020

Health Science


Bluefin Tuna Research Program
Deadline: Sep 25, 2020

Adoption of Biosimilars in Oncology - LOI
Deadline: Sep 9, 2020

CDMRP Pancreatic Cancer Research: Idea Development Award; Translational Research Partnership Award - preapplication
Deadline: Aug 25, 2020

DARPA Harnessing Enzymatic Activity for Lifesaving Remedies HEALR
Deadline: Sep 17, 2020

DEPSCoR Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
Deadline: Sep 21, 2020

DOD Future Scholars for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics STEM Workforce Development Programs
Deadline: Jun 17, 2025

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center - ACS: Institutional Research Seed Grant for Junior Faculty
Deadline: Aug 3, 2020

Iowa Space Grant Consortium - 2020-2021 Student Experiential Opportunities (Hands-On) - proposals from student groups and organizations
Deadline: Jan 15, 2021

Lymphoma Research Early Career Grants
Deadline: Sep 9, 2020

Medical Provider Education on Use of Biosimilar Agents in Inflammatory Conditions
Deadline: Aug 7, 2020

Multiple Sclerosis Research - Barancik Prize nomination
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020

NIH Notice of Special Interest NOSI - Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions, Administrative Supplements for Research on Coronavirus Disease in Individuals with Down Syndrome for INCLUDE Project
Deadline: Jul 13, 2021

RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grants
Deadline: Dec 16, 2020

Science - SciLifeLab Prize for Early Career Scientists: Molecular Biology, Genomics, Ecology, Molecular Medicine
Deadline: Jul 17, 2020

Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, Computer Science
Deadline: Oct 28, 2020

Student Specific


Bluefin Tuna Research Program
Deadline: Sep 25, 2020

Adoption of Biosimilars in Oncology - LOI
Deadline: Sep 9, 2020

CDMRP Pancreatic Cancer Research: Idea Development Award; Translational Research Partnership Award - preapplication
Deadline: Aug 25, 2020

DARPA Harnessing Enzymatic Activity for Lifesaving Remedies HEALR
Deadline: Sep 17, 2020

DEPSCoR Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
Deadline: Sep 21, 2020

DOD Future Scholars for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics STEM Workforce Development Programs
Deadline: Jun 17, 2025

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center - ACS: Institutional Research Seed Grant for Junior Faculty
Deadline: Aug 3, 2020

Iowa Space Grant Consortium - 2020-2021 Student Experiential Opportunities (Hands-On) - proposals from student groups and organizations
Deadline: Jan 15, 2021

Lymphoma Research Early Career Grants
Deadline: Sep 9, 2020

Medical Provider Education on Use of Biosimilar Agents in Inflammatory Conditions
Deadline: Aug 7, 2020

Multiple Sclerosis Research - Barancik Prize nomination
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020

NIH Notice of Special Interest NOSI - Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions, Administrative Supplements for Research on Coronavirus Disease in Individuals with Down Syndrome for INCLUDE Project
Deadline: Jul 13, 2021

RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grants
Deadline: Dec 16, 2020

Science - SciLifeLab Prize for Early Career Scientists: Molecular Biology, Genomics, Ecology, Molecular Medicine
Deadline: Jul 17, 2020

Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, Computer Science
Deadline: Oct 28, 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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