The University of Iowa

DSP Presentations

The Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) offers presentations on various topics upon request. If you have a group of individuals with an interest in any of the topics below, DSP staff will arrange a presentation appropriate to the group size: (1) an informal presentation for groups of 2-9 people, or (2) a formal presentation for groups of 10 or more. Please schedule at least one month in advance.


  • Application Development
    Essential information for application submission, including (a) forms, and (b) budgets.
  • Contracts – New Processes
  • Cost-Sharing
    Types of cost-sharing, times when it's appropriate to request cost-sharing, and how to request cost-sharing.
  • Creating a Budget
    Allowable costs and basic elements
  • DSP -- In the Flow
    What happens to your information once it gets past the front desk.
  • Electronic Submission
    Understanding for Non-NIH Federal Agencies and Private Foundations/Associations
  • e-SNAP Training and Delegation of Authority
  • Export Control
  • Funding Opportunities
    Navigating your way around Electronic Databases, focusing on (a) the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; and (b) the Biomedical, Natural and Mathematical Sciences.
  • Graduate and Professional Student Resources
    Funding search strategies and proposal-writing tips
  • Proposal Writing
  • for NIH applications
  • Grants Management
  • How Do I Get My Money?
    An explanation of the grant award process
  • Introduction to DSP Electronic Data Systems
    UIRIS, SPRIE. and Routing Forms
  • Primer for Working with Selected Sponsors
    Private health organizations, state agencies, NIH, other federal agencies, private foundations
  • Processes for Subawards
  • What's a Sponsored Project and What's a Gift?
    UI DSP/UIFoundation Interface


The DSP regularly schedules presentations on some topics, such as for NIH Applications, which are formally presented on campus during the academic year. Please check our Training Opportunities site for presentation dates. 

Other Topics

To suggest other presentation topics, or to lend your expertise to a presentation, please contact Gina Crosheck, e-mailing or phoning 335-3203.