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

International Programs Global Research Partnership Award GRPA
Deadline: Oct 15, 2018

Skin Cancer Research
Deadline: Nov 1, 2018

CDMRP Psychological Health, Traumatic Brain Injury, Complex Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research: Clinical Research Award; Clinical Trial Award; Clinical Trial Development Award - preapplication
Deadline: Sep 24, 2018

Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research - Large Grant LOI
Deadline: Sep 1, 2018

Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Small Grants - due Oct. 1 and March 1
Deadline: Oct 1, 2019

DARPA Young Faculty Award: Physical Sciences, Engineering, Machine Learning, Materials, Mathematics, Biology, Computing, Manufacturing relevant to Defense Sciences Office
Deadline: Nov 13, 2018

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hematology Research Grant
Deadline: Nov 1, 2018

Epidemiological Studies of Lassa Fever in West Africa
Deadline: Aug 30, 2018

International Programs Major Projects Awards
Deadline: Nov 20, 2018

International Programs Summer Research Fellowships
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018

Obermann Interdisciplinary Research Grants for Collaborative Activity
Deadline: Nov 7, 2018

Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Start-Up Grant
Deadline: Sep 12, 2018

Research on Biology, Ecology of Redwoods and Giant Sequoia Forests - preproposal
Deadline: Sep 8, 2018

Research on Spinal Cord Injury, Nerve Regeneration (in Switzertland) - Postdoctoral,
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018

Transplantation and Immunology Research Grants Program: Fellowship, Faculty Development
Deadline: Nov 1, 2018

Health Science


International Programs Global Research Partnership Award GRPA
Deadline: Oct 15, 2018

Skin Cancer Research
Deadline: Nov 1, 2018

CDMRP Psychological Health, Traumatic Brain Injury, Complex Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research: Clinical Research Award; Clinical Trial Award; Clinical Trial Development Award - preapplication
Deadline: Sep 24, 2018

Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research - Large Grant LOI
Deadline: Sep 1, 2018

Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Small Grants - due Oct. 1 and March 1
Deadline: Oct 1, 2019

DARPA Young Faculty Award: Physical Sciences, Engineering, Machine Learning, Materials, Mathematics, Biology, Computing, Manufacturing relevant to Defense Sciences Office
Deadline: Nov 13, 2018

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hematology Research Grant
Deadline: Nov 1, 2018

Epidemiological Studies of Lassa Fever in West Africa
Deadline: Aug 30, 2018

International Programs Major Projects Awards
Deadline: Nov 20, 2018

International Programs Summer Research Fellowships
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018

Obermann Interdisciplinary Research Grants for Collaborative Activity
Deadline: Nov 7, 2018

Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Start-Up Grant
Deadline: Sep 12, 2018

Research on Biology, Ecology of Redwoods and Giant Sequoia Forests - preproposal
Deadline: Sep 8, 2018

Research on Spinal Cord Injury, Nerve Regeneration (in Switzertland) - Postdoctoral,
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018

Transplantation and Immunology Research Grants Program: Fellowship, Faculty Development
Deadline: Nov 1, 2018

Student Specific


International Programs Global Research Partnership Award GRPA
Deadline: Oct 15, 2018

Skin Cancer Research
Deadline: Nov 1, 2018

CDMRP Psychological Health, Traumatic Brain Injury, Complex Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research: Clinical Research Award; Clinical Trial Award; Clinical Trial Development Award - preapplication
Deadline: Sep 24, 2018

Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research - Large Grant LOI
Deadline: Sep 1, 2018

Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Small Grants - due Oct. 1 and March 1
Deadline: Oct 1, 2019

DARPA Young Faculty Award: Physical Sciences, Engineering, Machine Learning, Materials, Mathematics, Biology, Computing, Manufacturing relevant to Defense Sciences Office
Deadline: Nov 13, 2018

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hematology Research Grant
Deadline: Nov 1, 2018

Epidemiological Studies of Lassa Fever in West Africa
Deadline: Aug 30, 2018

International Programs Major Projects Awards
Deadline: Nov 20, 2018

International Programs Summer Research Fellowships
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018

Obermann Interdisciplinary Research Grants for Collaborative Activity
Deadline: Nov 7, 2018

Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Start-Up Grant
Deadline: Sep 12, 2018

Research on Biology, Ecology of Redwoods and Giant Sequoia Forests - preproposal
Deadline: Sep 8, 2018

Research on Spinal Cord Injury, Nerve Regeneration (in Switzertland) - Postdoctoral,
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018

Transplantation and Immunology Research Grants Program: Fellowship, Faculty Development
Deadline: Nov 1, 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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