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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

Otolaryngology Research Grants Programs - LOI
Deadline: Dec 17, 2021

ALSF Pediatric Cancer Innovation Grant - LOI
Deadline: Nov 15, 2021

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award in Chemical Sciences 2022
Deadline: Feb 2, 2022

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Dystonia - LOI
Deadline: Nov 8, 2021

DOE: Environmental Systems Science Research - preapplication
Deadline: Nov 17, 2021

Gruber Prize Nominations in Cosmology, Genetics, or Neuroscience
Deadline: Dec 15, 2021

Iowa Neuroscience Institute Research Programs of Excellence
Deadline: Nov 19, 2021

Multiple Sclerosis Pathways to Cures Roadmap: Investigator-Initiated Projects- preapplications
Deadline: Nov 10, 2021

NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: Nov 18, 2021

NSF: National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes
Deadline: Jan 14, 2022

Parkinson's Foundation: Impact Award; Research Centers - LOI
Deadline: Dec 1, 2021

Parkinson's Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships, Junior Faculty Award, Launch Award
Deadline: Nov 16, 2021

RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grants
Deadline: Dec 20, 2021

US - Russia Social Expertise Exchange Program: Arctic and Environmental Conservation, Empowerment of Indigenous People, Disability and Inclusion, Public Health - LOI
Deadline: Nov 1, 2021

Understanding Cachexia, Unintentional Weight Loss in Cancer or Heart Failure
Deadline: Jan 7, 2022

Health Science


Otolaryngology Research Grants Programs - LOI
Deadline: Dec 17, 2021

ALSF Pediatric Cancer Innovation Grant - LOI
Deadline: Nov 15, 2021

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award in Chemical Sciences 2022
Deadline: Feb 2, 2022

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Dystonia - LOI
Deadline: Nov 8, 2021

DOE: Environmental Systems Science Research - preapplication
Deadline: Nov 17, 2021

Gruber Prize Nominations in Cosmology, Genetics, or Neuroscience
Deadline: Dec 15, 2021

Iowa Neuroscience Institute Research Programs of Excellence
Deadline: Nov 19, 2021

Multiple Sclerosis Pathways to Cures Roadmap: Investigator-Initiated Projects- preapplications
Deadline: Nov 10, 2021

NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: Nov 18, 2021

NSF: National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes
Deadline: Jan 14, 2022

Parkinson's Foundation: Impact Award; Research Centers - LOI
Deadline: Dec 1, 2021

Parkinson's Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships, Junior Faculty Award, Launch Award
Deadline: Nov 16, 2021

RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grants
Deadline: Dec 20, 2021

US - Russia Social Expertise Exchange Program: Arctic and Environmental Conservation, Empowerment of Indigenous People, Disability and Inclusion, Public Health - LOI
Deadline: Nov 1, 2021

Understanding Cachexia, Unintentional Weight Loss in Cancer or Heart Failure
Deadline: Jan 7, 2022

Student Specific


Otolaryngology Research Grants Programs - LOI
Deadline: Dec 17, 2021

ALSF Pediatric Cancer Innovation Grant - LOI
Deadline: Nov 15, 2021

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award in Chemical Sciences 2022
Deadline: Feb 2, 2022

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Dystonia - LOI
Deadline: Nov 8, 2021

DOE: Environmental Systems Science Research - preapplication
Deadline: Nov 17, 2021

Gruber Prize Nominations in Cosmology, Genetics, or Neuroscience
Deadline: Dec 15, 2021

Iowa Neuroscience Institute Research Programs of Excellence
Deadline: Nov 19, 2021

Multiple Sclerosis Pathways to Cures Roadmap: Investigator-Initiated Projects- preapplications
Deadline: Nov 10, 2021

NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: Nov 18, 2021

NSF: National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes
Deadline: Jan 14, 2022

Parkinson's Foundation: Impact Award; Research Centers - LOI
Deadline: Dec 1, 2021

Parkinson's Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships, Junior Faculty Award, Launch Award
Deadline: Nov 16, 2021

RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grants
Deadline: Dec 20, 2021

US - Russia Social Expertise Exchange Program: Arctic and Environmental Conservation, Empowerment of Indigenous People, Disability and Inclusion, Public Health - LOI
Deadline: Nov 1, 2021

Understanding Cachexia, Unintentional Weight Loss in Cancer or Heart Failure
Deadline: Jan 7, 2022

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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