Internal Funding Initiatives (IFI)
The IFI programs support work that enhances the competitiveness of applications for external funding, assists in developing new initiatives, and/or supports new directions in scholarly/creative activity.
Biosciences Initiative (BSI) Start-Up Funding
Funding is available to departments in the biosciences to supplement existing collegiate/departmental funds to create competitive start-up packages for new faculty hires.
Bridging funding is available on a competitive basis from the from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)in instances where an external research grant has expired but where renewal of funding is expected in the near future. The funds are used to bridge the funding gap until new grant funds are obtained.
Creative Scholarship Book Subventions
The Office of the Vice President for Research accepts requests for subventions to cover a portion of the costs to publish scholarly books, especially for items essential to the production of the book such as obligatory press subsidies or permissions.
If a granting agency requires or "strongly encourages" equipment cost sharing, you may request these funds from the UI Vice President for Research. Each request is handled on a case-by-case basis.
Obermann Center programs
The Obermann Center helps nurture and expand projects. The Center offers various grant programs to fund projects at critical stages of development, to identify collaborators or consortial partners, to help in pursuing University or external grants, and to accommodate funded projects. Click here for details.
Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC) grant programs
Faculty, staff and students of public or private colleges or universities in Iowa, and researchers and educators affiliated with Iowa state agencies may apply for seed grants from the University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination. The application deadline is November 5.
Funding emphasis is on original pilot studies leading to innovative lines of environmental and public health research. The program seeks to fulfill education and research missions of Iowa colleges and universities by involving students in research activities.U p to $120,000 total is available for research projects for the current grant cycle, with maximum individual awards of $30,000. The awards cover one year. For more information, visit their website or contact Peter Weyer at 319-335-4014 or email@example.com.
Executive Vice President and Provost's Office
The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost offers the following opportunities:
- The Provost's Global Forum is the premier annual event on campus focused on international and global issues. The Forum brings together experts from the faculty and leading voices from a variety of areas (business, technology, education, politics) to raise awareness about and contribute to debate on the foremost issues in globalization that face us today.
Please visit the IP website for information and guidelines at http://international.uiowa.edu/funding/provosts-global-forum. For further questions regarding this award, contact: Sonia Ryang (firstname.lastname@example.org / 335-1438), Director of Academic Programs.
Faculty Development Awards
- Career Development Awards are the heart of the University's Faculty Development Awards Program. This is a competitive program designed to encourage scientific inquiry, research, artistic creation, clinical/technical expertise, and innovation in teaching. The award usually takes the form of a single semester of paid leave.
- Faculty Scholar Awards give leading scholars the opportunity to do creative work of the highest quality. Faculty Scholar Awards are meant to provide faculty of great promise with opportunities for extended and concentrated work.
- Global Scholar Awards provide faculty members the opportunity to conduct research on international topics for a semester each year for two years.
- Old Gold Summer Fellowships provide faculty on nine-month appointments with funding for summer work on an approved developmental project.
- Faculty Fellowships - Named in honor of distinguished UI faculty, these fellowships provide an opportunity for other scholars to contribute to the fields of study in which these distinguished faculty are most clearly recognized. There are two awards, the May Brodbeck Humanities Fellowship and the James Van Allen Natural Science Fellowship, awarded in alternate years.
- The Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy are given annually and honor University of Iowa administrators and staff who support undergraduate education and serve as strong, effective advocates for undergraduate students and the undergraduate experience.
Other University of Iowa Funding Opportunities
John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center sponsors several business competitions throughout the year for faculty, staff, and students.
Academic Technologies Advisory Council (ATAC)
The role of the ATAC is to assist the Provost’s Office and the CIO in setting directions and priorities for developing, implementing, and evaluating instructional technology directions for the University.
Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards
The goal of the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards program is to raise the level of teaching and learning at The University of Iowa by supporting significant and innovative instructional technology projects that have the potential to directly impact student success and retention. Projects that call for the use of collaborative learning strategies and student use of emerging technologies for teaching and learning are encouraged.
The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
The University of Iowa has the widest range of expertise in the state. Multidisciplinary teams of specialists review your case. Consider every option. And offer the country's most innovative solutions. Please visit the Cancer Center's website for a comprehensive listing of internal funding opportunities.
International Programs connects UI students, faculty, staff, and the general public to the world. Our major and certificates we offer in collaboration with CLAS and other UI colleges, as well as our scholarships and programming, offer remarkable opportunities on campus and abroad, generate intellectual excitement, heighten cultural diversity, and give all university constituents access to vital international knowledge.
The Council on Teaching
Charge to the Council on Teaching: (a) Provide a forum for discussion of present and future needs in the area of teaching and recommend programs for meeting these needs; (b) Seek, evaluate, select candidates, and establish guidelines for University-wide teaching awards; (c) Advise on development of proposals for outside funding to support curricular development, equipment for teaching, and any other proposals related to the teaching and learning effort of the University; (d) Advise with respect to the policies, priorities, and procedures; and (e) Serve in an advisory and oversight capacity for the Center for Teaching.
Instructional Improvement Awards The Council on Teaching is now accepting applications for Instructional Improvement Awards. These awards provide funding (up to $5,000) to support instructional initiatives that will make exceptional and specific contributions to learning. Anyone directly involved with student instruction is encouraged to apply for funding.
Please contact Cheryl Ridgeway, 384-3332, in the Office of the Vice President for Research if your department has internal funding opportunities to advertise on this page.