Iowa Science Foundation Program

The Iowa Science Foundation is a state-supported grant program administered by the Iowa Academy of Science. IAS accepts ISF grant proposals for projects which further science in Iowa. ISF proposals are accepted in threes 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. Please carefully read the brochure and guidelines before submitting a proposal. The Iowa Science Foundation currently distributes $40,000 per year with up to $5,000 maximum amount per grant. The submission deadline for the 2015 awards is January 31, 2015. Grants are awarded for the period of July 1 to June 30th annually.

Proposals are reviewed by the Iowa Science Foundation Committee of the Academy with the help of additional reviewers. You will be notified of the committee decision in March. Please direct questions to the Executive Director of the Iowa Academy of Science. 

The submission deadline for the 2015 proposals is January 31, 2015. 

Past Awards