The University of Iowa

Private Funding

Those in search of funding are encouraged to explore, in addition to governmental funding, the possibilities presented through private funding sources -- e.g., associations, businesses, foundations, and societies. The private funding sector includes thousands of sponsors with established funding programs and the full range of missions, interests, and goals -- some general, and others quite specific. Sample listings of such sources are offered within the following subsections:

For a comprehensive search for private -- and, if desired, governmental funding sources -- we encourage you to make use of our Funding Databases and associated services. Those resources allow a tailored search based on keywords and other criteria to identify potential sponsors within particular areas of interests, matching appropriate sponsors to each proposed project.