RDO offers several ways for researchers to connect with both internal and external funding opportunities. This includes internal seed grant programs to catalyze new research and discovery, managing the internal limited submission process for funding agencies, and ways to identify potential funding such as Pivot and the Grant Bulletin.

Upcoming Seeding Excellence Initiative Opportunities

OVPR Community Engaged Scholars

Awards up to $50k to assist in creating and solidifying community research and scholarship partnerships within Iowa. The goal is to enable and sustain community engaged research and scholarship partnerships that reciprocally benefit the University and Iowa communities.

LOIs are due February 3, 2023. Full proposals due April 14 and by invitation only.

OVPR DEI Supplements

Applications are sought for single investigator, one-year OVPR diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) supplements to existing externally funded awards. The Principal Investigator (PI) will be awarded up to $25k to advance their science while recruiting, retaining, and advancing UI students who support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in research, with a preference for students from traditionally marginalized groups. The goals are for the PI to advance the aims of the externally funded award’s science while engaging these students in mentored research and training experiences that prepare them to excel as next generation researchers and scholars. 

Applications are due March 1, 2023.

OVPR DEI Team Awards

Applications are sought for collaborative, one year OVPR diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) team awards. Awards are up to $25k to support disciplinary teams consisting of multiple investigators working with a collection of undergraduates with a preference for students from traditionally marginalized groups. The goals are to engage these students in mentored research and training experiences that prepare them to excel as next generation researchers and scholars. 

Applications are due April 3, 2023.

Upcoming Limited Submission Opportunities

Library of Congress Literacy Awards

Applicant Eligibility: Early, Mid, Established Career Investigators
Limitation: one application per institution
Internal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Sponsor Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Keywords: Literacy, Reading Education

FDA: Cooperative Agreement to Support the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Applicant Eligibility: Early, Mid, Established Career Investigators
Limitation: one application per institution
Internal Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 9, 2023
Sponsor Deadline: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Keywords: FDA, Global Food Safety and Public Health

NSF: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (GEOPaths)

Applicant Eligibility: Early, Mid, Established Career Investigators
Limitation: one application per institution
Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, February 13, 2023
Sponsor Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2023
Keywords: NSF, Graduate Studies, Adult and Continuing Education, Higher Education

DOE: Scientific Machine Learning for Complex Systems

Applicant Eligibility: Early, Mid, Established Career Investigators
Limitation: one application per institution
Internal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Sponsor Deadline: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Keywords: Batteries, Energy Storage Systems

NIH: Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Applicant Eligibility: Early, Mid, Established Career Investigators
Limitation: one application per institution
Internal Submission Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023
Sponsor Deadline: Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Keywords: Biomedical Research Training, Curriculum Development, Medical Education

NIH: Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)

Applicant Eligibility: Early, Mid, Established Career Investigators
Limitation: one application per institution
Internal Submission Deadline: Friday, April 7, 2023
Sponsor Deadline: Thursday, June 8, 2023
Keywords: NIH, Digestive Diseases