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

Research on Thyroid Function and Disease
Deadline: Jan 29, 2019

Advancing Gene Editing Technologies, Tools for Cystic Fibrosis
Deadline: Mar 12, 2019

BWF Postdoctoral Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Minority Fellows in Biomedical or Medical Research
Deadline: Jan 16, 2019

Branco Weiss Postdoctoral Fellowship: Unconventional Projects in new areas of Science, Engineering, Social Sciences
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019

CDC Forecast: Improving Detection and Management of Glaucoma, Other Eye Diseases among High Risk Populations
Deadline: Feb 1, 2019

Cancer Cell Growth Research: Postdoctoral, Early Career Training Fellowship
Deadline: Feb 1, 2019

Chateaubriand Fellowship for Doctoral Research in France in Humanities, Social Sciences; Biology, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics,
Deadline: Jan 8, 2019

Cystic Fibrosis Research: Clinical Fellowships; Shwachman Clinical Investigator Award; Matthews Physician-Scientist Award
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Cystic Fibrosis Research: Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Awards - LOI; Clinical Research Awards - LOI
Deadline: Dec 10, 2018

Gruber Prize Nominations: Cosmology, Genetics, Neuroscience
Deadline: Dec 15, 2018

Kidney Research, Transplantation Research
Deadline: Dec 5, 2018

Natural Product Drug Discovery Small Research Starter Grants
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Parkinson's Research: MJFF Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders - nomination
Deadline: Dec 19, 2018

UIowa Diversity Catalyst Seed Grants to Advance Cross-Cultural Understanding
Deadline: Nov 19, 2018

USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative - preapplications
Deadline: Dec 10, 2018

Health Science


Research on Thyroid Function and Disease
Deadline: Jan 29, 2019

Advancing Gene Editing Technologies, Tools for Cystic Fibrosis
Deadline: Mar 12, 2019

BWF Postdoctoral Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Minority Fellows in Biomedical or Medical Research
Deadline: Jan 16, 2019

Branco Weiss Postdoctoral Fellowship: Unconventional Projects in new areas of Science, Engineering, Social Sciences
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019

CDC Forecast: Improving Detection and Management of Glaucoma, Other Eye Diseases among High Risk Populations
Deadline: Feb 1, 2019

Cancer Cell Growth Research: Postdoctoral, Early Career Training Fellowship
Deadline: Feb 1, 2019

Chateaubriand Fellowship for Doctoral Research in France in Humanities, Social Sciences; Biology, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics,
Deadline: Jan 8, 2019

Cystic Fibrosis Research: Clinical Fellowships; Shwachman Clinical Investigator Award; Matthews Physician-Scientist Award
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Cystic Fibrosis Research: Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Awards - LOI; Clinical Research Awards - LOI
Deadline: Dec 10, 2018

Gruber Prize Nominations: Cosmology, Genetics, Neuroscience
Deadline: Dec 15, 2018

Kidney Research, Transplantation Research
Deadline: Dec 5, 2018

Natural Product Drug Discovery Small Research Starter Grants
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Parkinson's Research: MJFF Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders - nomination
Deadline: Dec 19, 2018

UIowa Diversity Catalyst Seed Grants to Advance Cross-Cultural Understanding
Deadline: Nov 19, 2018

USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative - preapplications
Deadline: Dec 10, 2018

Student Specific


Research on Thyroid Function and Disease
Deadline: Jan 29, 2019

Advancing Gene Editing Technologies, Tools for Cystic Fibrosis
Deadline: Mar 12, 2019

BWF Postdoctoral Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Minority Fellows in Biomedical or Medical Research
Deadline: Jan 16, 2019

Branco Weiss Postdoctoral Fellowship: Unconventional Projects in new areas of Science, Engineering, Social Sciences
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019

CDC Forecast: Improving Detection and Management of Glaucoma, Other Eye Diseases among High Risk Populations
Deadline: Feb 1, 2019

Cancer Cell Growth Research: Postdoctoral, Early Career Training Fellowship
Deadline: Feb 1, 2019

Chateaubriand Fellowship for Doctoral Research in France in Humanities, Social Sciences; Biology, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics,
Deadline: Jan 8, 2019

Cystic Fibrosis Research: Clinical Fellowships; Shwachman Clinical Investigator Award; Matthews Physician-Scientist Award
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Cystic Fibrosis Research: Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Awards - LOI; Clinical Research Awards - LOI
Deadline: Dec 10, 2018

Gruber Prize Nominations: Cosmology, Genetics, Neuroscience
Deadline: Dec 15, 2018

Kidney Research, Transplantation Research
Deadline: Dec 5, 2018

Natural Product Drug Discovery Small Research Starter Grants
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Parkinson's Research: MJFF Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders - nomination
Deadline: Dec 19, 2018

UIowa Diversity Catalyst Seed Grants to Advance Cross-Cultural Understanding
Deadline: Nov 19, 2018

USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative - preapplications
Deadline: Dec 10, 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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