About DSP

Jennifer LassnerA welcome from Jennifer Lassner, Assistant Vice President for Research and Executive Director of the Division of Sponsored Programs

Hello and welcome to our website! Whether an esteemed colleague on the University of Iowa campus or a respected member of our extended state, national, or world-wide community, we value your visit and hope to assist you in whatever interest or need brings you here.

 The Division of Sponsored Programs offers a range of services for faculty, staff, and students seeking external funding for research, training, service, and other scholarly and creative endeavors that enrich The University and its broad and far-reaching communities. DSP assists with the search for external funding sources; reviews and approves grant applications; negotiates award stipulations; facilitates post-award project management; and monitors and advises on issues of regulatory compliance. Please visit our Resources & Services site for a full description of the assistance we’re able to offer and plan to take full advantage.

Perhaps the greatest resource available to you here is our knowledgeable and welcoming staff, which is prepared to advise and otherwise assist you with any general or particular need. We invite you to identify an appropriate contact within our Staff Directory, or to initiate contact through our main office help desk at 319/335-2123 or dsp@uiowa.edu.  Full contact information is available on our Contact Us page.

We welcome your inquiries, and look forward to assisting you from start to successful completion of your sponsored-project endeavor.