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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

CDMRP Breast Cancer Research Program - preapplications due March 11 and 12, 2021
Deadline: Mar 12, 2021

Collaborative Research on Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021

DARPA Reefense: Develop Hybrid Biological and Engineered Reef-Mimicking Structures
Deadline: Apr 14, 2021

ESTCP: Demonstrations of Environmental and Installation Energy Technologies - pre-proposals
Deadline: Mar 4, 2021

Environmental Health Sciences Research - Pilot Grants
Deadline: Feb 15, 2021

Gene Therapy for NF1 Neurofibromatosis Type 1 - LOI
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021

NSF: Establish a Center for Advancement and Synthesis of Open Environmental Data and Sciences - LOI
Deadline: Apr 1, 2021

North American Wetlands Conservation Act - Standard Grants Program
Deadline: Feb 26, 2021

Pfizer Fellowship for Inflammatory Dermatological Diseases
Deadline: Feb 17, 2021

Pfizer Postdoctoral Fellowship in Men's Sexual Health
Deadline: Mar 2, 2021

Simons Bridge to Independence Award: Collaboration on the Global Brain
Deadline: Apr 5, 2021

USDA Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program
Deadline: Feb 8, 2021

USDA Methyl Bromide Pesticide Transition Program
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021

Women's Reproductive Health Research
Deadline: Feb 1, 2021

Young Clinicians Research in Women's Sexual Health or Men's Sexual Health
Deadline: Feb 2, 2021

Health Science


CDMRP Breast Cancer Research Program - preapplications due March 11 and 12, 2021
Deadline: Mar 12, 2021

Collaborative Research on Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021

DARPA Reefense: Develop Hybrid Biological and Engineered Reef-Mimicking Structures
Deadline: Apr 14, 2021

ESTCP: Demonstrations of Environmental and Installation Energy Technologies - pre-proposals
Deadline: Mar 4, 2021

Environmental Health Sciences Research - Pilot Grants
Deadline: Feb 15, 2021

Gene Therapy for NF1 Neurofibromatosis Type 1 - LOI
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021

NSF: Establish a Center for Advancement and Synthesis of Open Environmental Data and Sciences - LOI
Deadline: Apr 1, 2021

North American Wetlands Conservation Act - Standard Grants Program
Deadline: Feb 26, 2021

Pfizer Fellowship for Inflammatory Dermatological Diseases
Deadline: Feb 17, 2021

Pfizer Postdoctoral Fellowship in Men's Sexual Health
Deadline: Mar 2, 2021

Simons Bridge to Independence Award: Collaboration on the Global Brain
Deadline: Apr 5, 2021

USDA Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program
Deadline: Feb 8, 2021

USDA Methyl Bromide Pesticide Transition Program
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021

Women's Reproductive Health Research
Deadline: Feb 1, 2021

Young Clinicians Research in Women's Sexual Health or Men's Sexual Health
Deadline: Feb 2, 2021

Student Specific


CDMRP Breast Cancer Research Program - preapplications due March 11 and 12, 2021
Deadline: Mar 12, 2021

Collaborative Research on Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021

DARPA Reefense: Develop Hybrid Biological and Engineered Reef-Mimicking Structures
Deadline: Apr 14, 2021

ESTCP: Demonstrations of Environmental and Installation Energy Technologies - pre-proposals
Deadline: Mar 4, 2021

Environmental Health Sciences Research - Pilot Grants
Deadline: Feb 15, 2021

Gene Therapy for NF1 Neurofibromatosis Type 1 - LOI
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021

NSF: Establish a Center for Advancement and Synthesis of Open Environmental Data and Sciences - LOI
Deadline: Apr 1, 2021

North American Wetlands Conservation Act - Standard Grants Program
Deadline: Feb 26, 2021

Pfizer Fellowship for Inflammatory Dermatological Diseases
Deadline: Feb 17, 2021

Pfizer Postdoctoral Fellowship in Men's Sexual Health
Deadline: Mar 2, 2021

Simons Bridge to Independence Award: Collaboration on the Global Brain
Deadline: Apr 5, 2021

USDA Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program
Deadline: Feb 8, 2021

USDA Methyl Bromide Pesticide Transition Program
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021

Women's Reproductive Health Research
Deadline: Feb 1, 2021

Young Clinicians Research in Women's Sexual Health or Men's Sexual Health
Deadline: Feb 2, 2021

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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