Search for Funding Opportunities using electronic funding databases, the UI Grant Bulletin, or other sources. Most of the databases use keywords for searching contents.
- Sponsored Programs Info Network - Search SPIN. For tips on how to enhance your search, please see the “Help” link in the upper right.
- UI Grant Bulletin - an online newsletter of funding opportunities, recognition programs, and policy/procedural updates for the UI research community.
- Funding Databases - includes links to electronic databases, government agencies, private foundations, selected topic links, and electronic publications.
Learning to write a successful grant takes effort and persistence. Numerous texts exist on the topic along with helpful hints. DSP assistants are available to help you as you learn this process.
- Complete and assemble the application packet as required by the funding organization. Packets may include one or all of the following: 1) one or more versions of a Curriculum Vitae/Resume (assistance in preparing these can be found at the Pomerantz Career Center; an official transcript from the Office of the UI Registrar; letters of recommendation, if required; any official forms for the competition; and other materials, such as a short research abstract.
Submission of accurate and complete applications is essential to success. DSP staff can assist with this process.
- Initiate an electronic routing form utilizing UIRIS. Complete the form, approve and it will enter into Workflow for departmental and dean approval.
- Determine if the application has been designated by the UI Graduate College to be part of the Graduate Incentive Fellowship program.
- The application and routing form should arrive in Sponsored Programs five days in advance of the funding organization's deadline.
- DSP will provide copying and shipping services if needed and for free once the application packet is reviewed for completeness by a DSP reviewer.
- The DSP Tracker permits you to view the status of your application once it is received by DSP.