External Funding

Federal sources

Related resources

State of Iowa and other Iowa resources

Foundations and other private sources

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Fields of interest: basic research, science education, public understanding of science, economic performance and quality of life, select national issues, and civic initiatives.

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Fields of interest: higher education and scholarship, scholarly communications, research in information technology, museums and art conservation, performing arts, and conservation and the environment.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Fields of interest: chemistry and the life sciences, broadly interpreted, and particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

AT&T Foundation
Field of interest: education

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Fields of interest: committed to bring innovations in health and learning to the global community and to improve educational opportunities and access to technology within the United States.

Burroughs Wellcome
Fields of interest: biomedical sciences, infectious disease, interfaces in Science, population and laboratory based sciences, reproductive sciences, science education, translational research.

Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Fields of interest: chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences.

David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Fields of interest: conservation and science, population and reproductive health, children, families, and communities.

The Lawrence Ellison Foundation
Fields of interest: basic biomedical research on aging relevant to understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities.

Energy Foundation
Field of interest: energy efficiency and renewable energy-new technologies for power, buildings, transportation, and climate

Fats and Proteins Research Foundation
Field of interest: health, welfare and nutritious feed of many species of animals, enhanced current usage and the development of new uses for rendered animal products.

Ford Foundation
Fields of interest: democratic and accountable government, economic fairness, educational opportunity and scholarship, freedom of expression, human rights, metropolitan opportunity, sexuality and reproductive health and rights, social justice philanthropy, sustainable development.

Gerber Foundation
Field of interest: national programs having a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children, from prebirth to age 3; priority is given to projects that improve nutrition, care, and development of infants and young children from the first year before birth to three years of age.

Getty Foundation
Field of interest: advancing the understanding and preservation of the visual arts locally and throughout the world, including access to museum and archival collections, art history as a global discipline, advancing conservation practice, leadership and professional development

GrantsNet – AAAS

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Field of interest: biomedical research

Iowa State University Foundation

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Fields of interest: human and community development, including affordable housing, community and economic development, digital media and learning, juvenile justive, mental health, policy research.

Kresge Foundation
Fields of interest: health, environment, arts and culture, community development, education, human services

Laird Norton Family Foundation
Fields of interest: arts in education, climate change, global fundamentals, watershed stewardship

McKnight Foundation
Fields of interest: arts, children and families, environment, neuroscience research,

Morris Animal Foundation
Fields of interest: veterinary medicine

Pew Charitable Trusts
Fields of interest: arts and culture; children and youth; computers and the Internet; corrections and public safety; economic policy, education, elections; environment; family financial security; government performance; health; Hispanics in America, media and journalism; national civic initiatives; public opinion; religion and public life; science; state policy and performance

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Fields of interest: improving health policy and practice, including building human capital, childhood obesity, expanding health coverage, pioneering solutions, public health, quality/equality, vulnerable populations

Spencer Foundation
Field of interest: education, including the relation between education and social opportunity; organizational learning in schools, school systems, and higher education systems; teaching, learning, and instructional resources; purposes and values of education

Whitaker International Program
Field of interest: biomedical engineering, specifically to strengthening international collaborative links between young leaders in BME worldwide

W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Fields of interest: improving the lives of vulnerable children, including, education and learning; food, health, and well-being; family economic security

W. M. Keck Foundation
Fields of interest: science, engineering, and medical research

William T. Grant Foundation
Field of interest: reducing inequality and improving the use of research evidence in decisions affecting young people in the United States