Welcome - Our services include:

Grant Funding - support for all stages of grant development and management - help finding funds from government agencies and private foundations - grantsmanship training.

Research Services and Compliance - resources and support for research and other creative scholarship, including planning assistance, mentoring, datasets, seed grants, symposia, Research Advisory Council - oversees research compliance, including Human Subjects (IRB), Animal Subjects, Research Integrity, and related areas - provides guidance and training for faculty, staff, and students on research regulations and compliance topics.

Intellectual Property - home of the Office of Intellectual Property - information about protecting intellectual property through patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks - information for business and industry on licensing intellectual property developed at UNI - guidance for the use of material protected by copyright.

Website Update

We are in the process of updating our website.  If you are unable to access any forms or links, please email rsp@uni.edu for assistance.

Iowa Arts Council Arts Build Communities Opportunity

The Iowa Arts Council has asked UNI to participate in their arts initiative, "Arts Build Communities." Arts Build Communities is designed to provide support for arts projects that uniquely address civic challenges and community issues through the arts. The Iowa Arts Council will provide grants of up to $10,000 to local communities to carry out their art/civic community issue.  Click here for more information.

Read about Andrey Petrov's Reindeer Research

Andrey Petrov has been awarded many grants from the National Science Foundation to study the Arctic. His research was featured in Iowa Science Interface. You can read about his research on the Taimyr reindeer herd. Petrov is an associate professor of geography and geospatial technology and is the academic director of GeoTREE. He is also the director of UNI's Arctic Social and Environmental Systems Research Lab and is the director of the Program in Research and Outreach in Geography between Russia and the United States. Thank you to Andrey Petrov for his important research.

Funding Alerts

Please click here to find a list of current funding opportunities divided into four categories: Arts, Humanities and International, Education and Economic and Community Development, Health and Mental Health, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Principal Investigator Guidelines

We've updated our Who Can Be a PI document. 

PI Database

Effective July 1, 2015 - the PI Database will not be available. It is undergoing updating and revisions. Thank you for your patience.

Administration Change

Effective July 1, 2016 Tolif Hunt will be Director of Research and Sponsored Programs.

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Anyone interested in research involving human participants should send an email to Anita Gordon at anita.gordon@uni.edu and ask to be included in the RSP-IRB list.

Receive news and information related to managing a sponsored project at RSP-Postaward list.

External Funding Recipients

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2016 Connexus Participants

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News and Announcements

RSP's effort allocation and certification policy is effective April 1, 2014. Please take a few minutes and familiarize your self with the policy. If you have questions about the policy, contact RSP at 3-3217.

Cases That Keep Up Up at Night: 2014 Ethics Conference is scheduled for September 24, 2014, at Allen College Campus from noon to 4:45 p.m. You can download the flyer, agenda and registration materials or register online. Topics include discussions on distress, patient advocacy, ethical values and conflicts. Deadline for registration is September 15, 2014.

Graduate College Faculty Showcase scheduled for the afternoon of October 6, 2014. This event will take place in Seerly and will feature poster presentations, oral presentations and refreshments. Details about this event forthcoming.

Pretenure Fellowship Symposium tentatively scheduled for October 15, 2014. Details about this event forthcoming.

For past events and announcements, please see: News and Announcements Archive