Showcase of UI Economic Development

Monday, October 6 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm (Remarks at 5:15)
​Kinnick Stadium, McCord Club Lounge
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Join us to learn how the University of Iowa is expanding and accelerating Economic Development for Iowa. This event is open to all faculty, staff, students, entrepreneurs, economic development partners, government officials, industry representatives, and small business owners.
Meet the people behind the programs at the UIProtolabs, UI Partners, UIVentures, Dev/Iowa Bootcamps, UI Research Park, UI Research Foundation, and JPEC.


Grant Writing Seminar

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Iowa 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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Grants Session for the Arts & Humanities

Tuesday, October 28, 9:30-11:30am
​1117 UCC
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Presenters will provide an overview of internal and external grants opportunities, including the Arts and Humanities Initiative. They will also introduce on-campus resources to help you identify and apply for grant opportunities.

A panel of seasoned grant awardees, including Katherine Tachau and Jennifer Sessions, together with Program Officials from Humanities Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council, will share their insights about successful grant applications.


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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.