PROGRAM NAME Dean's Scholar Award
OBJECTIVES To support the research and/or creative work of highly promising mid-career faculty. Award funds may be used for equipment, travel, supplies, and other costs of research/ teaching initiatives
AWARD Up to four awards are made, of $10,000 each ($5,000 per year for two years)
CONDITIONS None Specified
ELIGIBILITY Faculty who are candidates for promotion and/or tenure in the year of the award.
DEADLINE Not applicable
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION Awardees are notified in March. Award funds may be available as early as May 15.
HOW TO APPLY No application is necessary. The CLAS Committee on Faculty Promotion and Tenure selects each year's class of Dean's Scholars from among those faculty recommended for promotion and/or tenure. The award is based on information in the promotion record. The list of previous years' awardees is at


Perry A. and Judy Helen Bond Fund for Interdisciplinary Interaction
OBJECTIVES To promote interactions among Iowa faculty and students in areas of cross-departmental strength, and to support interdisciplinary events that draw scholars from other institutions to the UI campus, both as presenters and as audience. Eligible events include conferences, performances, lecture series, symposia, workshops.
AWARD Most awards from the Bond Fund will be between $2,000 and $6,000.
CONDITIONS CLAS faculty must be among the participants in the funded event (as organizers, presenters, panelists, responders, or performers). The participation of other UI faculty is welcomed and encouraged.
ELIGIBILITY Applicants must be faculty on the CLAS budget.
DEADLINE Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Faculty are encouraged to apply for funds at least one semester before the event.
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION Shortly after receipt of request
HOW TO APPLY The Bond Fund Application form (an e-form) is online at The applicant completes the form online and submits paper copy to the Dean's Office.


Additional Funding Opportunities:


Funding to Support Scholarly Work/Participation in Programs at the Newberry Library (Chicago) or Folger Institute (Washington, DC)