The Grants and Research Services Center (GRSC) provides support for grant and research projects, training projects, and service projects in the College of Education. The GRSC:

  • assists College of Education (COE) faculty, staff and students in identifying internal and external funding sources

  • provides information and workshops for COE faculty, staff, and students on grant-related topic

  • provides support services for the development, implementation, and utilization of research, training, and service projects in the college

The College of Education faculty are currently engaged in over 65 federal, state, and private funded projects. Since 2005, COE faculty have been awarded over $25,000,000 for research, professional development, specialized student and leadership training, center development, and assessment/evaluation projects. 

Funded Initiatives

For a complete list of externally-funded projects, please:

Grants News


Mintz nets NSF grant to improve computerized adaptive tests

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Catherine “Catie” Mintz, a PhD candidate in the Educational Measurement and Statistics program, recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to pursue research on multidimensional computerized adaptive tests.

UI grant builds mental health workforce serving rural youth

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Iowa youth living in rural, medically underserved communities will gain access to more mental and behavioral health experts thanks to a nearly $2 million dollar grant led by experts in the College of Education and other campus and community partners.

Didion receives Carver Trust grant to help at-risk readers

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Elementary students with or at risk for reading disabilities will improve their fluency thanks to a new $85,000 Carver Trust grant. Lisa Didion, College of Education special education assistant professor, is the grant principal investigator.

Contact Us

Grants and Research Services Center

Hours: 7:30 - 4:30 M-F and by appointment

N302 Lindquist Center
Phone: (319) 335-6434
Fax: (319) 335-6004


Elizabeth Constantine, PhD
N302 Lindquist Center
(319) 335-6434

Assistant Director

Duhita Mahatmya
320D Lindquist Center

Research Support Manager

Teresa Garringer
(319) 335-6289

Assistant Research Scientist

Qianyi Gao, PhD

Post Grant Award Specialist

Maria Bertorello
(319) 467-4568