Office of Research

  • Carver Trust Collaborative Pilot Grants

    The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine announces internal funding opportunities for Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Medical Research Initiative Grants.


    Important new knowledge may be uncovered if scientists have the opportunity to explore new ideas which arise spontaneously or that emerge during the course of ongoing investigations. The purpose of these grants is to provide seed money for investigators whose developmental research shows great promise, but need "start-up" funds in order to take their programs to the level where other outside sources of funding may be pursued. Exciting new ideas and the potential for attracting extramural funding are key factors in the selection process.


    Principal investigator must be a faculty member in the Carver College of Medicine. Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors in the tenure, clinical and research track are eligible to apply. Co-investigators may be non-faculty members residing outside the CCOM. These proposals should involve two investigators from different fields of research, exploring a new idea.


    Up to $50,000


    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

    All submissions will be submitted electronically at

    Online submission was made possible with support from the Informatics Key Function of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science. The informatics team provides an integrated infrastructure to support the advancement of clinical and translational research at The University of Iowa.