The University of Iowa


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).

NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration - October 27-30, 2020

Tue, October 13, 2020

NIH Virtual Seminar
October 27-30, 2020 

Free, but registration is required -

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.

Workshop: Developing Your NIH Biosketch

Tue, February 11, 2020

Session 1: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, Noon - 1:00 pm

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.

International Engagement Webpage - a new resource

Fri, November 22, 2019

The DSP website now has a page offering detailed guidance for our researchers, scholars, and project directors who are engaged (or plan to become so) with collaborators from around the world.

FastLane and Will Be Unavailable Nov. 8-12 2019

Thu, November 07, 2019

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is migrating its business applications to a modern and flexible platform from November 8 at 8:00 PM EST through November 12 at 6:00 AM EST.

DSP Snapshot for Fiscal Year 2019

Tue, November 05, 2019

For a look at DSP activity for Fiscal Year 2019, please visit our By the Numbers page. A link on that page will permit downloading a PDF of the full DSP Snapshot FY19. 

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

NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) Application Cycle Opened on September 1, 2019

Tue, September 03, 2019

Awardees can receive up to $100,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a two-year contract. The LRP application cycle closes on November 15, 2019. Go to

NSF Is Modernizing Proposal Preparation and Submission

Fri, June 28, 2019

As of June 24, 2019, the research community can prepare and submit full, research collaborative proposals with subawards in NSF's modernization of its FastLane system continues with the goal of improving the user experience to prepar

New SciENcv Biosketch Is Now Accepted by NSF

Fri, June 14, 2019

Biosketch Update

OVPR Compliance Units at Science Thursday on May 30, 2019

Fri, May 17, 2019

This year the theme is The Big Bang Theory! Grab lunch at one of the food trucks and then visit the tables near the EMRB entrance to meet and talk with staff members from the following OVPR units: Conflict of Interest in Research, Division of Spon

DSP Training - Working with DSP

Wed, April 24, 2019

May 23, 2019
9:15 – 10:30 am
1117 MERF

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

New NIH Salary Cap Announced

Thu, April 18, 2019

The Office of Personnel Management has recently released new salary levels for the Executive Pay Scale.  Effective January 6, 2019, the salary limitation for Executive Level II is

NSF Career Information Session Offered

Mon, March 25, 2019

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding r

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.

Overview of DOD Funding and PI Experiences

Mon, February 04, 2019
  • Learn best practices for securing funding and working with the DOD

Government Shutdown Guidance from DSP

Fri, January 25, 2019

As DSP receives official information from federal government sponsors, this page will be updated. Please check back as needed.

Letter from Interim Vice President for Research John Keller to Deans, Directors and DEOs

Wed, January 23, 2019

TO:          Deans, Directors, and Departmental Executive Officers
FROM:    John Keller, Interim Vice President for Research
RE:          Sponsored Programs Staffing & Proposal Routing
DATE:     January 22, 2019

DSP and Clinical Trials - Training Opportunity

Tue, January 22, 2019


Academy for Research Professionals
January 30, 2019
2:05 - 3:15 pm
ICTS Conference Room, C44-A GH

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.

Partial Government Shutdown - Agency Contingency Plans

Thu, January 03, 2019

A partial shutdown of the federal government has continued into the new year of 2019. While NIH and the Department of Education are funded, others such as NSF, NASA, NOAA, USDA, NIST, NEH, and many more are not. Agency Contingency Plans and FAQs c

Job Opening in DSP: Grant Reviewer

Fri, December 21, 2018

The Division of Sponsored Programs seeks a new grant reviewer / research administrator. This job opening has become available because a senior person in DSP has left the University.

Revised Rates for F&A and Fringe Benefits for Sponsored Project Budgets (Effective July 1, 2019)

Mon, December 17, 2018

The revised rates for F&A and fringe benefits, to be used for sponsored project budgets, are now availabl

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

By the Numbers: DSP FY18

Tue, November 20, 2018

For a closer look at DSP activity for Fiscal Year 2018, please visit our By the Numbers page. A link on that page will permit downloading a PDF of the full DSP Snapshot FY18. 

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.

Workshop: NIH Public Access: Managing Citations for RPPRs

Tue, October 16, 2018

October 23, 2018
Noon to 1:00 pm
2189 MERF

No registration required; please note that this is a repeat of the workshop offered on July 10, 2018

Cayuse 424 Improvements & New Features Headed Your Way!

Tue, October 09, 2018

On October 6, 2018, Cayuse 424 v8.4 will be released, adding many improvements and new features.

October Training Opportunities Presented by DSP

Mon, October 01, 2018

Training in Data Usage Agreements, Proposal Routing Form, Outgoing Subaward Module, and Using Research Tracker & SPRIE



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.

HawkIRB Enhancements Effective September 18, 2018

Thu, September 20, 2018

Ongoing efforts are being made to improve efficiency of the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) re

NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) Application Cycle Opened on September 1, 2018

Tue, September 04, 2018

Awardees can receive up to $70,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a two-year contract. The LRP application cycle closes on November 15, 2018.

Training for Outgoing Subaward Module - September and October

Wed, August 29, 2018

An Outgoing Subaward (OGS) request module through the 

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.

Registration Is Open for Grant Writing Seminar (October 26, 2018)

Fri, June 22, 2018

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) Research Development Office, in collaboration with the Carver College of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, is pleased to announce that Dr.

AHA Funding Opportunities Webinar - July 11, 2018

Fri, June 15, 2018

July 11, 2018
1:30 p.m. CST
Call in or watch online
No registration or fee required

NIH Article: Whose Grant Is It?

Tue, June 05, 2018

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

If you are having trouble sending email to

Fri, June 01, 2018

It has come to our notice that some people are having trouble when they send email to . Sometimes it will bo

NIH Notices: New NRSA Stipend Levels, New Human Subjects System

Mon, May 14, 2018

NIH NRSA Stipends and Other Budgetary Levels Effective October 1, 2017


NIH RePORTER Offers Matchmaker

Wed, May 09, 2018

NIH's Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) site offers many reports on NIH spending, as well as two key tools for you to explore:

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

New Salary Cap for NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements

Tue, March 13, 2018

Effective January 7, 2018, the salary limitation for Executive Level II is $189,600 for NIH grants and cooperative agreements.

Webinar series on University-Industry Research Partnerships begins on February 7, 2018

Wed, January 31, 2018

Partnerships between university researchers and industry representatives are attractive for people on both sides, but forming effective partnerships—and taking into account sometimes differing values and interests—can make them tricky to manage.

Federal Government Shutdown Agency Contingency Plans

Mon, January 22, 2018

As you may know, the  federal government has shut down.

NIH Forms-E: Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information Form

Thu, January 18, 2018

Effective for applications due on or after January 25, 2018, the required new NIH Forms-E packet will include a new Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information form.

New NIH Policies on Clinical Trials,, and Forms-E

Thu, November 30, 2017

NIH’s new policies on clinical trials, and Forms-E will go into effect beginning with the Januar

December Training: Overview of New NIH Policies on Clinical Trials,, and Forms-E

Wed, November 15, 2017

The University of Iowa Division of Sponsored Programs and Human Subjects Office will host two informational sessions about NIH’s new policies regarding clinical trials,, and application package Forms-E.

Boren Awards and Critical Language Scholarship info session Oct 18

Mon, October 16, 2017

International Programs will host a Boren Awards and Critical Language Scholarship information session on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. in 1100 University Capitol Centre.

SBIR/STTR Workshop on November 1, 2017

Mon, October 09, 2017


PCORI Panel (Oct 12, 2017): How to Apply for Funding

Tue, September 26, 2017

On October 12, 2017, a panel of UI faculty and staff will lead this informational session about the funding opportunities available from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Panelists will highlight information gleaned from PC

Creative Matches grant program through Office of the Vice President for Research

Tue, September 12, 2017

With funding from the Arts Advancement Committee, the Provost Office, and the Office of the Vice President for Research, the program will provide support for three to five projects of between $1,000 and $20,000 each.

Registration opens for October 24, 2017, seminar on Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals

Tue, August 08, 2017

Dr. Peg AtKisson will return to the University of Iowa campus on October 24, 2017, to lead a daylong seminar for faculty and staff.

PCORI Workshop (free), September 10-12, 2017

Tue, August 08, 2017

PCORI is hosting a free interactive workshop to provide applicants with the tools and strategies to develop a winning application. The workshop will provide opport

New DSP training courses coming this fall

Tue, August 08, 2017

Stay tuned for courses on new subaward processes and more, coming this Fall 2017.

Compliance Carnival @ Science Thursdays on June 8

Fri, June 02, 2017

The OVPR compliance units and the Division of Sponsored Programs invite everyone on campus to join us for a lunchtime carnival during

PCORI Applicant Training in Chicago (free) April 10-11, 2017

Thu, March 23, 2017

Getting to Know PCORI: From Application to Closeout

Subaward Courses - coming May 2017

Mon, February 27, 2017


Sign up for course in Creating a Budget (Feb. 7, 2017)

Fri, December 02, 2016


Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (Rev. November 2016) for FY 2017

Tue, November 22, 2016

Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-021

NRSA Stipend level adjustment

Thu, November 17, 2016

Recipients of Kirschstein-NRSA institutional training grant and individual fellowship awards supporting currently active postdoctoral trainees or fellows with 0, 1, or 2 years of experience as of December 1, 2016, will received increased stipends.

Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference Plenary Sessions - Free Webcast

Tue, November 08, 2016

The Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference Plenary (General) Sessions will be webcast live at no cost to the research community.

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.

NSF website, and FastLane will have brief shutdown

Wed, September 14, 2016

NSF will be making repairs to the Foundation’s electrical systems on September 17-18, 2016. All NSF systems, including the NSF website, and FastLane, will be unavailable from 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 17, until 4:00 PM on Sunday,

FastLane Updates Coming July 25

Thu, July 07, 2016

On July 25, 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will release updates to FastLane that may impact the way you work.

Cayuse Training - May 18 & 19, 2016

Tue, May 10, 2016

Be ready for the new NIH FORMS VERSION D, which takes effect May 25, 2016. DSP offers three sessions, with no registration required. Click here for times.

Change in F&A Rate for Industry-sponsored Clinical Trials

Wed, May 04, 2016

GAO recently announced a modification to the long-existing F&A (Facilities & Administrative) rate for industry-sponsored clinical trials to be implemented on July 1, 2016. The new rate will be 26% Total Direct Costs (TDC).

Scheduled UIRIS Downtime

Tue, March 29, 2016

UIRIS Routing Forms Down 4/8/2016 – 4/11/2016

NIH & AHRQ Critical Updates

Mon, March 28, 2016

Available April 9, 2016: Cayuse NIH application packages including FORMS-D

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).

Free PCORI Workshop, Jan 28-29, 2016, Washington, DC

Thu, January 07, 2016

Getting to Know PCORI: From Application to Closeout

A Free Workshop for Research Administrators

January 28, 2016, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

January 29, 2016, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

NIH salary cap increasing effective January 10, 2016

Wed, December 30, 2015

The Executive Level II salary is currently set at $183,300, increasing to $185,100 effective January 10, 2016.


NIH Loan Repayment Programs

Fri, November 06, 2015

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs are accepting applications now through November 16, 2015.

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.

Potential Government Shutdown

Mon, September 28, 2015

Should a lapse in federal funding occur after midnight on September 30, 2015, it is possible that the agency that funds your research may be shut down.

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.

"Successful Proposal Submissions to PCORI" presentation is online

Wed, July 08, 2015

The Division of Sponsored Programs gave a presentation on "Successful Proposal Submissions to PCORI" to a group at the College of Nursing on June 16, 2015.

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)


Notice of Potential Delays to NIH Issuing Awards in May 2015

Fri, April 17, 2015

Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-088

Key Dates
Release Date:   April 9, 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

DSP Research Tracker Released: New Tool to Check on Status of Research Items with DSP

Fri, December 12, 2014

We’re pleased to announce the launch of DSP’s new research Tracking Log at:

Working with the Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) class - November 19, 2014

Thu, November 06, 2014

Working with DSP - Session 741:0001 

When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 9:00-11:00

Where: University Capitol Centre (UCC): 2520D Large Seminar Room

Whistle-blower protection

Fri, October 17, 2014

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

Developing Proposal Budgets Under the New Uniform Guidance

Fri, September 26, 2014

The new Uniform Guidance will be applicable to all new and incremental Federal awards issued on or after December 26, 2014. Effective immediately, please start developing proposal budgts that are consistent with the new guidance.

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

Research@Iowa Orientation, September 10, 8:30-10:30am

Thu, August 28, 2014

Once annually the Office of the Vice President for Research hosts Research@Iowa Orientation for new faculty and administrators.

Informational Session for DOD Health Research Funding, July 23, 2014, 3:00-5:00 pm

Tue, July 22, 2014

Informational session for researchers:

Department of Defense (DOD) health research

Navigating the funding landscape


Session about NSF CAREER awards, March 27

Mon, February 24, 2014

Informational Session

Federal Budget Updates

Tue, October 01, 2013

The University of Iowa is actively monitoring FY2014 Federal appropriations. This Vice President for Research Federal Budget Updates page will be updated to reflect current information about the Federal budget as it is received.

NIH Requires Use of Updated Application Forms for Sept. 25, 2013 Deadlines

Fri, August 30, 2013

The NIH is transitioning to updated electronic application forms packages identified with a Competition ID of FORMS-C. The FORMS-C will include the changes documented at:

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. 

NIH Progress Reports: eSNAP Transitions to RPPR

Thu, April 18, 2013

Dear UI Research Administrators,

eCOI Disclosures Due April 30, 2013

Wed, April 10, 2013

The UI Conflict of Interest in Research Office reminds you of the impending, April 30 deadline for completing the 2013 Conflict of Interest disclosure form and process.

UI and ISU now offer exclusive research licensing option to industry

Thu, March 07, 2013


TO:         Deans, Directors, and Departmental Executive Officers

FROM:  Daniel Reed, VP for Research and Economic Development

RE:          UI and ISU now offer exclusive research licensing option to industry

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

New Option for eRouting Non-Monetary Agreements

Thu, February 14, 2013

The DSP is pleased to announce that, as of February 18, 2013, the current MTA & Non-Monetary Agreements Routing Form, which requires manual routing and inked signatures, will be retired and replaced by a new UIRIS-based system offering paper a

UI Routing Policy

Mon, December 10, 2012

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

Fall Research Administrator Meeting

Tue, November 27, 2012

Fall Research Administrator Meeting

The Research Administrator meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 27th has been rescheduled for:

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Illinois Room, 348 IMU

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

NCURA Video - October 9, 2012

Fri, October 05, 2012

The Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) and the Grant Accounting Office (GAO) invite you to an upcoming educational opportunity on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 8:30 am - noon.

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.

FY12 Fringe Benefit Rates: Approved and Final

Wed, April 06, 2011

The University of Iowa has finalized its FY12 fringe benefit rates, which are now available on the Accou