The University of Iowa

Iowa Academy of Science

Employer Identification Number (EIN) 


Contact Name 
Craig Johnson
Contact Title 
Executive Director
Telephone Number 
(319) 273-2021
Uni BRC 50
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
United States

Grant Information

Application Deadline 

The goal of the Iowa Academy of Science is to further scientific research, science education, public understanding of science and recognition of excellence in these endeavors.

IJAS- Iowa Junior Academy of Science promotes the study of and participation in science by elementary and secondary students and teachers.

Sample Grants 

Understanding Self-Thinning in Aspen Trees to Improve Bioenergy Yields, Iowa State University, $4,750.00; Measuring the Landscape Genetics of Eastern Tiger Salamanders Among Restored Wetlands on a Midwestern Agricultural Landscape, Waldorf University, $4,614.00; The direct effect of IL-29 on proliferation, apoptosis and senescence of prostate cancer, Des Moines University, $2,667.97

Application Information 

The Iowa Science Foundation (ISF) is a state-supported grant program administered by the Iowa Academy of Science (IAS). IAS accepts ISF grant proposals for projects which further science in Iowa. ISF proposals are accepted in three areas:

  • improving public understanding of science
  • improving science teaching
  • direct support for scientific research

For more information download a copy of the ISF Brochure and the ISF Guidelines on the IAS website. The ISF currently distributes $40,000 per year with up to $5,000 allowed per grant. Typically about 12 grants are awarded annually. Grants are awarded for the period of July 1 to June 30th annually. Grantees must prepare a mid-term report and a final report. Funds are awarded as reimbursements. Successful proposals must be submitted to the Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science or presented at the IAS Annual Meeting.

Proposals are reviewed by the Iowa Science Foundation Committee of the Academy with the help of additional reviewers. A minimum of three reviews is required for each proposal. Grant proposals are accepted continuously. The deadline is January 31 for one-year projects beginning on July 1st. You will be notified of the committee decision in March. Please direct questions about the process to the Executive Director of the Iowa Academy of Science. 


Mary Skopec, President; Kata McCarville, President-Elect 

Board members: Ryan Clark, Katie Goff, Joseph Nguyen, Muhammed Spocter 

Grant Sizes: 
$6,168, $10,323
Total Grants 


Date of latest financial data 
Jun 2020
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