Professional Development and Workshops

New Sessions


Department of Defense Health Research: Navigating the funding landscape

DOD Health Research session flyerWednesday, July 23, 3:00-5:00pm

The Department of Defense is an untapped source of potential funding for many health researchers.

In this session, Lewis-Burke Associates LLC will explain the complex DOD landscape for health research. They will review the trends and priorities across programs, and will address the following questions:

  • How does working with DOD differ from other research agencies?
  • What are the best points of contact for faculty in approaching DOD health?
  • What messages best resonate with DOD health officials?


Research@Iowa Orientation

September 10, 8:30-10:30am
​2520D UCC 
Register hereResearch@Iowa orientation slide

This interactive program, designed for early-career faculty, will introduce attendees to resources for identifying and applying for internal and extramural funding, and running a more productive and compliant research program. A panel of faculty will share ideas about balancing research and teaching and best practices for establishing a strong research program.


Grant Writing Seminar

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
workshop at the University of IowaIowa Memorial Union
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This seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. It is designed for faculty members and administrative staff who have had some exposure to writing grant applications, either through training / mentoring or personal experience. Each presentation is tailored to meet the needs of the audience, i.e., to emphasize the funding agencies (federal, private, and/or industrial sources) that are of greatest interest to the attendees.



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On-going Sessions

Research Professional Development Series
The Research Professional Development Work Team is an active group whose purpose is to bring professional development opportunities to research staff. The team meets regularly to explore, plan and implement offerings that will expand the expertise and skill of research staff throughout campus.
These meetings, facilitated by the Grant Accounting Office and the Division of Sponsored Programs, are intended to improve communication and identify ways to improve business processes related to grant administration.
The Division of Sponsored Programs offers a variety of training opportunities for faculty, staff, and students involved in proposal submission and project management. 
The University of Iowa Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Human Subjects Office (HSO) offer a variety of training and educational opportunities for investigators, delegates and research team members. 
This weekly calendar of research seminars is maintained by the Medical Scientist Training Program.

Proposal Preparation Resources

Utilize the proposal preparation resources offered by The University of Iowa and by external sponsors in developing an application for external funding. Review examples of successful projects by searching sponsors' award databases. 
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has as its goal the support and advancement of research, scholarship, and creative activity on our campus. Learn more about the resources available from the OVPR and other units across campus.
Research Development and Grant Writing Newsletter
The University of Iowa has an institutional subscription to Academic Research Funding Strategies' monthly electronic newsletter for faculty on how to compete successfully for research and education funding from federal agencies and foundations. HawkID/password required to log-in.