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The RDO provides diverse avenues for researchers to access internal and external funding. This encompasses internal seed grants fueling novel research, streamlined management of limited submissions to funding agencies, and tools like Pivot and the Grant Bulletin to pinpoint potential funding sources.

Upcoming Limited Submission Opportunities

Funding Focus is a weekly email alerting faculty and staff researchers and scholars about limited submission funding opportunities available to the University of Iowa. See the most recent issue of this email, view past issues, or access all current limited submissions via InfoReady below.

Note: for past issues of Funding Focus, limited submission opportunities may have reached their internal submission deadline. 

Funding Focus Week of February 26, 2024

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Funding Focus Week of February 19, 2024

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Featured Limited Submission Opportunities

NSF: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows - NSF Sub-track Only

Description: The University of Iowa is only eligible to submit applications for the NSF sub-track. Applications for the NASA sub-track will not be accepted. The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. EPSCoR jurisdictions that are eligible for Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) competitions are listed in the RII Eligibility table, which can be found here. Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education, and industry that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction's research infrastructure, Research and Development (R&D) capacity, and hence, its R&D competitiveness.
Limitation: four applications per institution
Internal Submission Deadline:
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Sponsor Deadline:
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

DOD: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program

Description: The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) seeks a broad range of applications for augmenting existing and/or developing innovative solutions that directly maintain and/or cultivate a diverse, world-class Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce to maintain the U.S. Air Force and Space Force’s technological superiority. The goal of proposed efforts must provide solutions that establish, build, and/or maintain STEM educational pathways and workforce opportunities for diverse U.S. citizens directly relevant to AFOSR science and technology areas.
Limitation: one application per institution
Internal Submission Deadline:
Thursday, March 21, 2024
Sponsor Deadline:
Friday, April 12, 2024

NIH: Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1 - Clinical Trial Optional)

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed to support highly integrated research teams of three to six Program Directors/Principal Investigators (PDs/PIs) to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are within the mission of NIGMS. Project goals should not be achievable with a collection of individual efforts or projects. Collaborative program teams are expected to accomplish goals that require considerable synergy and managed team interactions. Teams are encouraged to consider far-reaching objectives that will produce major advances in their fields.
Limitation: two applications per institution
Internal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Sponsor Deadline: Wednesday, May 29, 2024