The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) is accepting applications to the FY2016 Internal Funding Initiatives. These programs encourage leading edge scholarship, creative activities and interdisciplinary research.  We accept proposals three times annually in March, September and December. The next deadline is 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

Visit our website for complete details:  http://research.uiowa.edu/researchers/find-funding/internal-funding-initiatives-ifi.  Please read the guidelines carefully as the requirements have changed.

Proposals are welcome to the following programs:

1) Arts & Humanities Initiative (AHI) Standard Grants            

Accepts individual or collaborative grant applications up to $7,500. 

2) Major Project Grants

Accepts applications from all disciplines for funding to conduct preliminary work and/or develop pilot data.  The anticipated average award amount is $30,000 although smaller funding requests will also be considered. Larger awards up to $75,000 may be available for large interdisciplinary teams.

3) Major Conferences/Ideation Meetings

Accepts applications from all disciplines in support of conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia or workshops.  The anticipated average award range is $10,000. Larger awards up to $30,000 may be available.

4) Core Facilities/Shared Equipment

Provides limited funding for development or improvement of core research facilities and equipment that will foster collaborative opportunities on campus.  The anticipated average award range is $40,000. Larger awards up to $75,000 may be available.

5) Strategic Global Initiatives Award (sgIA)                   

Co-sponsored by the OVPRED and International Programs, these awards support the creation of new global collaborations opening new areas of research or new research directions that lead to technology transfer and commercialization.  The anticipated average award range is $20,000. Larger awards up to $40,000 may be available.

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development provides resources and support to researchers and scholars at the University of Iowa and to businesses across Iowa with the goal of forging new frontiers of discovery and innovation and promoting a culture of creativity that benefits the campus, the state, and the world. More at http://research.uiowa.edu, and on Twitter: @DaretoDiscover.