The University of Iowa

Funding Databases

The University of Iowa subscribes to several databases for information on funding opportunities. All databases are fairly intuitive but none is all-inclusive.  You may search each database by keyword and additional fields such as type of award, type of project, etc. All databases include easy-to-use "Help" links.

If you are a UI faculty or staff or undergraduate student, you may contact the Division of Sponsored Programs to request individual instruction on how to search for external funding -- contacting Oliva Smith, 335-3708. Your training can be provided via email or at your office or location convenient for you.  If you are University of Iowa faculty, we will also search for funding for your project if you send an abstract or paragraph describing your project to or fill out and submit the form found here.

If you are a graduate or professional student, please see Graduate and Professional Student Resources.

Grant Bulletin - a free online publication of funding opportunities for University faculty, staff and students. Join the Grant Bulletin Listserv to receive new postings each week.


The University of Iowa community can search the Pivot funding database at  See Pivot User Guide for steps to using Pivot at The University of Iowa. Questions may be directed to Oliva Smith in DSP or 319-335-3708.


Additional resources to search for funding-related information: