The University of Iowa


3M Foundation

3M invests in: Academic programs in science, engineering and business, and increasing the diversity of individuals entering these fields; K-12 education -inspiring student interest and success in math, science and economics by advancing teacher excellence and college readiness; Health and human...

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Iowa Academy of Science

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...

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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. 

Guernsey (Max & Helen) Charitable Foundation

The foundation's mission is to work in partnership with others to improve the vitality of the community, addressing issues important now and in the future. The foundation focuses its support on a broad spectrum of needs including education that builds character, programs that enhance family life...

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Applications should be addressed to: Max & Helen Guernsey Charitable Foundation, PO Box 1172, Waterloo, IA 50704; Phone: 319-226-3434

Applications should be submitted in writing identifying the purpose and amount requested; accompanied by financial states and proof of 501(c)(3)

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Verizon Foundation

Our funding priorities are STEM education for K-12 youth and domestic violence education and prevention for youth, women and older adults.

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Applicants should contact their local community relations managers which can be identified on the Giving and Grants page.  Guidelines, exemptions, and other details are also provided on the page. There is no submission deadline.