The University of Iowa


Virtual Workshop: Finding Funding (April 27, 2023)

Tue, April 18, 2023

Finding Funding: Wise and Witty Ways to Search — An Obermann Get It Done workshop

DSP Snapshot for Fiscal Year 2022

Thu, March 02, 2023

For a look at DSP activity for Fiscal Year 2022, please visit our By the Numbers page.

NIH Data Management and Sharing Webinars

Thu, September 15, 2022

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing Downtime Impacts September 22-30 Application Due Dates

Mon, August 08, 2022 will be migrated to the cloud between the dates of September 23, 2022, and September 30, 2022, inclusive.

NSF Grants Conference Recordings Available

Wed, July 13, 2022

The National Science Foundation (NSF) held a virtual conference in Spring 2022. 

Revised F&A Rates for Sponsored Project Budgets Effective July 1, 2022

Wed, June 29, 2022

The revised rates for F&A (Facilities & Administrative) costs for the University of Iowa are now available.

Grant Writing Workshop Offered by College of Nursing June 9-16, 2022

Thu, June 09, 2022

From June 9 to June 16, 2022, the University of Iowa College of Nursing is holding a virtual grant writing workshop.

Approved Fringe Benefits Rates for FY22 & FY23; Projected Rates for FY24

Mon, January 10, 2022

The FY22 and FY23 fringe benefit rates are now available and can be found at the following link: https:

Required Format for NIH Other Support for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021

Mon, January 03, 2022

This is a reminder that NIH updated its Other Support form and instructions to support the need for applicants and recipients to provide full transparency and disclosure of all (foreign and domestic) research activities.

Required Format for NIH Other Support for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021

Mon, January 03, 2022

This is a reminder that NIH updated its Other Support form and instructions to support the need for applicants and recipients to provide full transparency and disclosure of all (foreign and domestic) research activities.

Corporate Funded Clinical Trial F&A Rate Increase

Thu, December 09, 2021

The F&A (Facilities & Administrative) rate for Corporate (industry/for profit entity) Funded Clinical Trials (CFCTs) will i

DSP Snapshot for Fiscal Year 2021

Tue, November 09, 2021

For a look at DSP activity for Fiscal Year 2021, please visit our By the Numbers page.

DSP Seeks Contract Reviewers

Wed, September 22, 2021

DSP seeks motivated, service-oriented professionals to join our staff as Contract Administrators. The Contract Administrators will review and negotiate research-related agreements and provide administrative and compliance support by interpreting a

DSP Sponsored Research Coordinator Positions

Wed, September 15, 2021

The University of Iowa's Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) seeks motivated, organized and service-oriented professionals to assume key Sponso

Changes to the NIH Biosketch and Other Support Page Will Be Required for May 2021 Submissions

Fri, June 18, 2021

NIH has updated its application forms and instructions to support the need for applicants and recipients to provide full transparency and disclosure of all research activities, foreign and domestic.

All Senior/Key Personnel Required to Get A Commons ID for Due Dates on or after January 25, 2022

Wed, May 26, 2021

Targeting due dates on or after January 25, 2022, NIH, AHRQ, FDA, and ORD/VA will require all individuals listed on the R&R Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Form to have an eRA Commons username (Commons ID).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Related to Sponsored Projects

Thu, May 06, 2021

For coronavirus-related guidance on sponsored projects at The University of Iowa, visit this page

International Collaboration Disclosure

Thu, March 04, 2021

Researchers and scholars at The University of Iowa are reminded that they are required to disclose any activities involving foreign governments and institutions of higher education, including research collaborations, appointments, presenting, or t

Upcoming presentation: Submission and Review of Human Subjects Research Applications

Mon, February 01, 2021

Getting on the same page: Submission and Review of Human Subjects Research Applications - Part 1

February 4, 2021 (Thursday), noon to 1:00 p.m.

DSP Snapshot for Fiscal Year 2020

Thu, November 05, 2020

The Division of Sponsored Programs has released its snapshot of activities that occurred over Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020).

Conference on Working with Industry: Negotiating Agreements and Other Nuances

Thu, July 30, 2020

Diana Boeglin, a member of DSP's contracts team, will co-present this four-hour virtual workshop on August 7, 2020, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (EDT). This workshop is part of the NCURA Annual Meeting.

FBI Issues a Public Services Announcement regarding Foreign Government-sponsored Talent Recruitment Plans

Tue, July 28, 2020

FBI Public service announcement, July 16, 2020: Foreign Government-Sponsored Talent Recruitment Plans, such as China’s Talent Plans, Incentivize Economic Espionage and Theft of Trade Secrets.

Matrix of Federal Agency Responses to COVID-19

Thu, April 02, 2020

The Council on Government Relations (COGR) has prepared a matrix of federal agency responses to COVID-19 impacts on sponsored research and projects.

Notice from the VPR on Mitigating COVID-19 Impact on Research Activities

Fri, March 06, 2020

The University of Iowa is closely monitoring the coronavirus and associated COVID-19 disease, and plans are in place to anticipate, minimize, and adequately manage its potential impact on campus life and operations. The full notice from J.

Guidance on Disclosing Foreign Research Activities

Sat, February 08, 2020

J. Martin Scholtz, Vice President for Research, stresses the importance of disclosing foreign research activities in a reminder posted on February 17, 2020.

NCURA Online Training Webinars Available to UI Campus

Mon, September 30, 2019

The National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) produces excellent webinar series on many topics, including the Life Cycle of the Award series.

Pivot Database Training on Campus

Mon, September 23, 2019

Open to UI faculty and staff, this hands-on training provides the opportunity to work with Pivot to search and save funding opportunities, find potential collaborators, create newsletters, and much more.

ORCID iD Now Required for NIH, AHRQ, and CDC

Thu, September 12, 2019

The ORCID ID is a unique, persistent digital identifier that distinguishes an individual investigator and can be used to connect researchers with their contributions to science over time and across changes of name, location, and institutional affi

New SciENcv Biosketch Is Now Accepted by NSF

Fri, June 14, 2019

Biosketch Update

Investigators Can Share Reagents Through Ximbio

Fri, April 19, 2019

The University of Iowa Research Foundation has entered into a partnership with Ximbio, the world’s largest non-profit research reagent company, to make it faster and e

Guide to Using Pivot for UI Community

Mon, March 18, 2019

The University of Iowa now subscribes to the Pivot funding and collaborator database. Pivot is a dynamic, comprehensive tool that allows you to search for funding opportunities and potential collaborators around the world.

Pivot Funding Database Available to the UI Community

Wed, January 09, 2019

The University of Iowa community now has the option to search the Pivot funding database. Click here to access.

National Research Service Award (NRSA) Effective for Fiscal Year 2020

Wed, December 05, 2018

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2020

Creative Matches program funds projects that blend art and science

Wed, October 31, 2018

Proposed projects must include partners from at least one arts discipline and at least one science, biomedical, or engineering discipline.

Revised and Updated Researcher Handbook

Fri, September 21, 2018

The University of Iowa Researcher Handbook, managed by the Office of the Vice President for Research, has been revised and updated as of August 2018.

Quick Guide - Overview of Proposal/Award Process for Sponsored Research

Thu, July 19, 2018

The revised guide, "Overview of Proposal/Award Process for Sponsored Research," can be found on this page.

NIH Article: Whose Grant Is It?

Tue, June 05, 2018

"Wait... It's Not MY Grant?"

Now Available: Archive of RAD (Research Administration Dispatch) Newsletters

Tue, March 20, 2018

All RAD (Research Administration Dispatch) newsletters are now archived here: RAD Archive

Sign up for DSP newsletters - Research Administration Dispatch (RAD) and Grant Bulletin (GB)

Thu, September 29, 2016

Want to keep up on the latest information from DSP? There's no better way than our newsletters.

RADiowa: Keep up-to-date on information from DSP

Thu, March 24, 2016

Our premier communication tool is the DSP Research Administration Dispatch (aka RADiowa).

Community-based research resources

Fri, October 16, 2015

Are you interested in conducting community-based research? Since 2012, PCORI has funded a wide variety of projects and still has hundreds of millions of dollars to award.

Data Management Workshops

Tue, September 22, 2015

Workshops for researchers who need to manage digital data and to create data management plans will be presented this fall.

Enhanced Research Project View Available on DSP Research Tracker

Tue, May 05, 2015

We’re pleased to announce that a project view is now available on the DSP Research Tracker.

Grantsmanship for Team Science

Mon, April 27, 2015

Grantsmanship for Team Science

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 2:30-4:00pm


Reminder: NIH Policy on Application Compliance

Fri, April 17, 2015

Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-095

Key Dates
Release Date: April 15, 2015 

Related Announcements

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Option to use HawkID Login for NSF

Fri, January 09, 2015

Thanks to recent enhancements, University of Iowa investigators may now use their HawkIDs and Passwords to enter NSF’s

Whistle-blower protection

Fri, October 17, 2014

Whistle-blower protection (41 U.S.C. §4712)

NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing

Thu, August 28, 2014

The National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy o

My Research Portal

Thu, August 01, 2013


TO:          Faculty and Staff

FROM:   Daniel Reed, Vice President for Research & Economic Development

RE:          My Research Portal

DATE:    July 8th, 2013

Repurpose Your Application

Thu, June 13, 2013

Unfunded? Repurpose Your Application

In the event your application doesn't fare well, e.g., scores outside the payline, keep this in mind: just because it was not funded doesn't necessarily mean it's not useable.

NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Tips to Make Sure Your Application Isn’t Late

Wed, May 29, 2013


Hundreds of applicants each round get an unhappy surprise: They hit the submit button right before the deadline, and their grant application is rejected with no time left to fix any mistakes. 

Federal Budget Sequestration Plan

Fri, February 22, 2013

To:          Faculty and Staff

From:     P. Barry Butler, Executive Vice President and Provost
              Daniel Reed, Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Re:          Federal Budget

UI Routing Policy

Mon, December 10, 2012

To:      UI Research Administrators
From: The Division of Sponsored Programs
Re:      UI Routing Policy

UI Policy on Conflict of Interest in Research

Tue, October 23, 2012

Information on the UI Conflict of Interest policy is available through the UI Conflict of Interest in Research Office website at

Researcher Handbook

Thu, September 13, 2012

The online Researcher Handbook at is an electronic guide that serves as a roadmap for researchers,

New Tools for Establishing Clinical Trial Agreements

Thu, March 01, 2012

Principal investigators, study coordinators, and research administrators who need help putting corporate-funded clinical trial agreements in place are encouraged to make use of two new tools from the Division of Sponsored Programs.