The IP Grants Office can offer assistance with a variety of tasks associated with the grant process. As soon as you begin thinking about a proposal or project, contact our office to discuss how IP might support your efforts. We are interested in helping IP faculty and staff develop proposals for external funding in support of their research, teaching, and service goals, especially those related to the mission of International Programs. The IP Grants Office can also help you identify appropriate sources of external funding for individual projects.

The IP Grants Office offers the following kinds of services to assist in the grant submission process:

  • Help with identifying potential funding sources for a particular project and contacting funding agencies to discuss whether your proposal fits designated priorities
  • Provide a walk-through to the grant process at UI; helping you better understand how to navigate internal processes when pursuing external funding opportunities
  • Assistance with grant development, writing, editing, and compliance (i.e., assistance in crafting a proposal that is clear and compelling, that targets its audience, and that addresses the criteria outlined in the grant program guidelines)
  • Provision of statistics and standard texts about UI constituent units (e.g., the UI Libraries, International Programs, individual departments and colleges, etc.)
  • Assistance with assembling the application packet by facilitating the gathering of required information, collection of ancillary material (e.g., faculty bios and CVs), and preparation of a budget required by the funding agency and/or UI
  • Help with routing the grant within the university (e.g., the IP staff member will collect the required signatures and/or approvals)

The office will do everything possible to support you in developing your project and to assist you in the grant submission process.

Helpful Advice for Writing Grant Applications

Other Advice and Information

The Division of Sponsored Programs website links to other useful sites concerning proposal preparation. Scholars preparing applications for funding should consult this site as early in the process as possible.

Contact Information

Ann Knudson
Grants Administrator
International Programs, 1111-AA UCC
Phone (319) 335-0374

Ann Knudson
“I get to see first-hand the creativity, innovation, and commitment of our faculty to our students, our institution, our state, and the broader world. Developing and submitting grant applications takes significant time and effort, and I appreciate all of our faculty members who, out of a commitment to education, service, and the pursuit of knowledge, are willing and able to pursue grant funding.”