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

CDC Identify, Evaluate Potential Risk Factors for ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Deadline: Mar 11, 2019

Cancer Immunotherapy: Scientists TAking Risks (STAR) High-risk, High-reward Projects for Mid-career Scientists
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019

NIFA Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Grants for Programs for Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowships
Deadline: Jan 23, 2019

NOAA Sea Grant Marine Policy Student Fellowship - Knauss Program
Deadline: Feb 22, 2019

NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure
Deadline: Feb 20, 2019

NSF Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems - LOI
Deadline: Dec 17, 2018

NSF EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research on Artificial Intelligence AI and Society - prospectus
Deadline: Jan 9, 2019

NSF Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science - Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales
Deadline: Feb 25, 2019

Navy and Marine Corps Education and Workforce Program: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics STEM - white papers
Deadline: Sep 27, 2019

Porter Physiology Development Graduate Fellowship for Underrepresented Applicants
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowships: Mammalian Reproductive Biology, Fertility Research
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019

Research in Basic Biology of Aging (must use one of the Shock Center Cores)
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019

Sleep Medicine and Circadian Research - Early Career
Deadline: Jan 8, 2019

Smart Prediction for Cardiac Pathology: Drug Discovery Combining Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Informatics
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018

USDA Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program
Deadline: Feb 20, 2019

Health Science


CDC Identify, Evaluate Potential Risk Factors for ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Deadline: Mar 11, 2019

Cancer Immunotherapy: Scientists TAking Risks (STAR) High-risk, High-reward Projects for Mid-career Scientists
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019

NIFA Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Grants for Programs for Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowships
Deadline: Jan 23, 2019

NOAA Sea Grant Marine Policy Student Fellowship - Knauss Program
Deadline: Feb 22, 2019

NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure
Deadline: Feb 20, 2019

NSF Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems - LOI
Deadline: Dec 17, 2018

NSF EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research on Artificial Intelligence AI and Society - prospectus
Deadline: Jan 9, 2019

NSF Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science - Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales
Deadline: Feb 25, 2019

Navy and Marine Corps Education and Workforce Program: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics STEM - white papers
Deadline: Sep 27, 2019

Porter Physiology Development Graduate Fellowship for Underrepresented Applicants
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowships: Mammalian Reproductive Biology, Fertility Research
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019

Research in Basic Biology of Aging (must use one of the Shock Center Cores)
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019

Sleep Medicine and Circadian Research - Early Career
Deadline: Jan 8, 2019

Smart Prediction for Cardiac Pathology: Drug Discovery Combining Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Informatics
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018

USDA Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program
Deadline: Feb 20, 2019

Student Specific


CDC Identify, Evaluate Potential Risk Factors for ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Deadline: Mar 11, 2019

Cancer Immunotherapy: Scientists TAking Risks (STAR) High-risk, High-reward Projects for Mid-career Scientists
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019

NIFA Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Grants for Programs for Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowships
Deadline: Jan 23, 2019

NOAA Sea Grant Marine Policy Student Fellowship - Knauss Program
Deadline: Feb 22, 2019

NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure
Deadline: Feb 20, 2019

NSF Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems - LOI
Deadline: Dec 17, 2018

NSF EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research on Artificial Intelligence AI and Society - prospectus
Deadline: Jan 9, 2019

NSF Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science - Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales
Deadline: Feb 25, 2019

Navy and Marine Corps Education and Workforce Program: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics STEM - white papers
Deadline: Sep 27, 2019

Porter Physiology Development Graduate Fellowship for Underrepresented Applicants
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowships: Mammalian Reproductive Biology, Fertility Research
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019

Research in Basic Biology of Aging (must use one of the Shock Center Cores)
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019

Sleep Medicine and Circadian Research - Early Career
Deadline: Jan 8, 2019

Smart Prediction for Cardiac Pathology: Drug Discovery Combining Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Informatics
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018

USDA Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program
Deadline: Feb 20, 2019

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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