Internal Funding

Research Funds Available From the Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research supports research success with internal funding programs to initiate new projects, develop diverse interdisciplinary teams, engage in arts and humanities scholarship, publish open access articles, purchase shared instrumentation or other research tools, and more. For general questions, please email

Overview of Programs

Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed and Initiative Programs

Specialty Research Advancement Funding

Biosciences Platform Funding Opportunities

  • Biosciences Platform Opportunities for initiating new collaborative research projects with industry partners to accelerate technology development in support of the Iowa Bioscience Platform Initiative.

Arts and Humanities Grant Programs

  • CEAH Faculty Learning Communities Grant for developing long-term collaborations with interdisciplinary partners to pursue ideas that bridge the arts, engineering, humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
  • CEAH Research Grant for supporting summer research, course release, or research support for research and creative projects that employ predominantly artistic or humanistic approaches and contribute to scholarly development and academic career progression of faculty in the arts, design, and humanities disciplines.
  • CEAH Symposium Grant for organizing artistic and scholarly conferences, symposia, and seminars related to the arts, design, and humanities that attract national attention and bring recognition to work being done by Iowa State arts and humanities faculty.
  • CEAH Digital Humanities Summer Institute Award for covering registration costs to attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

Other Research Support Programs

Cost Sharing Programs