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 - DSP's new communication tool

Thu, March 24, 2016

Our new communication tool is the DSP Research Administration Dispatch (aka RADiowa).

Important Notice Regarding Scheduled UIRIS Downtime

Thu, March 24, 2016

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

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, 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 & Economic Development hosts Research@Iowa Orientation for

Informational Session for DOD Health Research Funding, July 23, 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.

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

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 Revised Policy on Conflict of Interest in Research

Tue, October 23, 2012

In response to new federal regulations, all UI project directors and key personnel must file an annual certification to disclose or dispel any financial Conflict of Interest before they may apply for sponsored project funding.

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.

University of Iowa Revised Policy on Conflict of Interest

Thu, September 13, 2012

In response to new federal regulations, all UI project directors and key personnel must file an annual certification to disclose or dispel any financial Conflict of Interest before they may apply for sponsored project funding.

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.

Important Changes in Grant and Contract Routing

Mon, August 01, 2011

Important Changes in Grant and Contract Routing – Introducing eRouting and Shared Credit

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