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

Pharmaceutical Research to Identify New Therapeutics
Deadline: Jun 11, 2018

CDMRP Neurofibromatosis Research Program - Preapplication
Deadline: Jul 26, 2018

CDMRP Tick-Borne Disease Research - preapplication
Deadline: Jun 25, 2018

CDMRP Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research - preapplication
Deadline: Jul 11, 2018

Childhood Cancer Research Fellowship Awards for 2019
Deadline: Jul 13, 2018

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborative Research - Synergy Award
Deadline: Sep 17, 2018

Neuroendocrine Tumor Research - LOI
Deadline: Jun 15, 2018

Novel Cardiac-Specific Ligands for Targeted Drug Delivery
Deadline: Jun 11, 2018

Pathogen Monitoring in Wastewater, especially Viruses,
Deadline: Aug 8, 2018

Patient-centered Cancer Research - LOI
Deadline: Aug 25, 2018

Research in the Biology of Aging - for PhD, MD, DO candidates
Deadline: Jul 9, 2018

Research on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018

SFARI Genomic Analysis for Autism Risk Variants in SPARK - LOI
Deadline: Jun 22, 2018

USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development. Includes Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Food and Agriculture Sciences
Deadline: Jul 19, 2018

USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems - LOI
Deadline: Jun 27, 2018

Health Science


Pharmaceutical Research to Identify New Therapeutics
Deadline: Jun 11, 2018

CDMRP Neurofibromatosis Research Program - Preapplication
Deadline: Jul 26, 2018

CDMRP Tick-Borne Disease Research - preapplication
Deadline: Jun 25, 2018

CDMRP Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research - preapplication
Deadline: Jul 11, 2018

Childhood Cancer Research Fellowship Awards for 2019
Deadline: Jul 13, 2018

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborative Research - Synergy Award
Deadline: Sep 17, 2018

Neuroendocrine Tumor Research - LOI
Deadline: Jun 15, 2018

Novel Cardiac-Specific Ligands for Targeted Drug Delivery
Deadline: Jun 11, 2018

Pathogen Monitoring in Wastewater, especially Viruses,
Deadline: Aug 8, 2018

Patient-centered Cancer Research - LOI
Deadline: Aug 25, 2018

Research in the Biology of Aging - for PhD, MD, DO candidates
Deadline: Jul 9, 2018

Research on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018

SFARI Genomic Analysis for Autism Risk Variants in SPARK - LOI
Deadline: Jun 22, 2018

USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development. Includes Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Food and Agriculture Sciences
Deadline: Jul 19, 2018

USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems - LOI
Deadline: Jun 27, 2018

Student Specific


Pharmaceutical Research to Identify New Therapeutics
Deadline: Jun 11, 2018

CDMRP Neurofibromatosis Research Program - Preapplication
Deadline: Jul 26, 2018

CDMRP Tick-Borne Disease Research - preapplication
Deadline: Jun 25, 2018

CDMRP Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research - preapplication
Deadline: Jul 11, 2018

Childhood Cancer Research Fellowship Awards for 2019
Deadline: Jul 13, 2018

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborative Research - Synergy Award
Deadline: Sep 17, 2018

Neuroendocrine Tumor Research - LOI
Deadline: Jun 15, 2018

Novel Cardiac-Specific Ligands for Targeted Drug Delivery
Deadline: Jun 11, 2018

Pathogen Monitoring in Wastewater, especially Viruses,
Deadline: Aug 8, 2018

Patient-centered Cancer Research - LOI
Deadline: Aug 25, 2018

Research in the Biology of Aging - for PhD, MD, DO candidates
Deadline: Jul 9, 2018

Research on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018

SFARI Genomic Analysis for Autism Risk Variants in SPARK - LOI
Deadline: Jun 22, 2018

USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development. Includes Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Food and Agriculture Sciences
Deadline: Jul 19, 2018

USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems - LOI
Deadline: Jun 27, 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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