The University of Iowa

Quick Guide to the External Funding Process

The search for external funding involves a number of components and steps, beginning with the effort to identify potential funding sources and extending to the proposal preparation, approval, and submission processes. Our Quick Guide to the External Funding Process is designed to clarify the process, providing an overview of these various components and steps with related tips and guidelines.

Questions about the external funding process may be directed at any time to the Division of Sponsored Programs at or 319-335-2123.