Pre-Tenure Faculty Grant

The Provost and Executive Vice President is making funding available for a limited number of grants to support the research, scholarship and/or creative activity of faculty members on the tenure track. The intent of the grant is to assist the faculty member in making progress towards a successful tenure review.


  • Applicant must be a full time tenure track (pre-tenure) faculty member who will be a candidate for tenure no earlier than Fall 2023.
  • Only one Pre-Tenure Grant will be awarded to each faculty member during their probationary period.
  • The recipient of a Pre-Tenure Grant shall agree to return to the institution granting such assignment for a period of not less than one year.


The grant will be an award of up to $1,500 for software, equipment, travel necessary to do research, lab supplies, data analysis, hiring of lab assistants, paying research assistants or other items related to one’s scholarship, research or creative activity. Any equipment purchased with the funds remains the property of the university.


The Pre-Tenure Grant Application must be submitted by noon on October 21, 2022. At that time, a committee will review the applications and award notices will be sent out in early November. 

The application requires to you upload an itemized budget (fillable template) and provide a brief discription of the:

  • Significance and objectives. What is the overall nature of the work that this will support? Specifically, what do you wish to accomplish and how will receipt of this grant advance your progress toward tenure?
  • Methods and timetable. How will you accomplish the established objectives?

Once the application is submitted, it will be routed to the department head and dean for approval. A confirmation email will be sent once workflow is completed.


  1. All money awarded must be spent in Fiscal Year 23; therefore all receipts for reimbursement will be due in your departmental office no later than May 20, 2023.
    1. All funds will be reimbursed in accordance with University Business Office policies. Please review policies found at:
    2. The funds allocated are made on the basis of the details you provided in the application budget. The expectation is the activity will be carried out as proposed. Any changes to the plan need to be approved in advance by the Office of the Provost or will not be eligible for reimbursement.
  2. A Human Participant Review Form must be filed and must receive approval from the UNI Institutional Review Board before the any funds are disbursed. Allow at least fourteen days for the review process to be completed. Information and application forms are available at or by calling 273-6148.
  3. You are required to submit the Grant Outcomes Reporting Form no later than May 30, 2023. Failure to meet this deadline will render the recipient ineligible for similar awards in the future.


If you have any questions pertaining to the Provost’s pre-tenure grant program, please contact Haley Admire at or 273-2519.