The University of Iowa

Medical Scientist Training Program

Carver College of Medicine

Funding Opportunities for MSTP students

Current MSTP Students with Independent Funding

View a list of current MSTP Students with Independent funding


Resources for writing a grant from the UI's Division of Sponsored Programs

Proposal preparation Resources at the University of Iowa

Application Process & Procedures at the University of Iowa

Frequently needed bits of information to complete grant forms at UI

UI Routing, Policy & Procedure


NIH Funding Resources

  1. Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellows (F30)
  2. Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research


U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident of the U.S.

Enrolled in an MD/PhD program at an approved medical school and accepted in a related scientific PhD program

Propose research relevant to the mission of one of the participation NIH Institutes


Finding Other Funding Sources and Opportunities

The University of Iowa Division of Sponsored Programs site has an extensive list of government, corporate, and private entities to which interested parties can submit proposals.  The University also subscribes to several databases that are available for use. 

Internal nomination competitions, whether they are conducted by individual colleges or through UI WINS, are generally advertised in the Grant Bulletin. The collegiate Associate Deans for Research also distribute news of each competition within their colleges.

The University of Iowa regularly receives invitations to nominate a restricted number of faculty, staff, or students for high profile funding competitions. The UI institutional nomination process determines the best possible applicants for these competitions.

The University of Iowa Vice President for Research offers various internal funding opportunities including equipment cost-sharing programs and Biosciences Initiative start-up funding.