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

Matthew Lira teaches students

Lira receives NSF grant to advance learning technologies

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Matthew Lira, assistant professor in educational psychology and learning sciences, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to investigate the role of gesture using physical feedback in STEM learning.

Wesely co-PI on $1 million grant helping to create National Resource Center for Translation and Global Literacy

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
College of Education Professor Pamela Wesely is part of a team of colleagues across campus who produced a successful proposal for the U.S. Department of Education, resulting in a $1 million grant – one of the largest humanities grants at Iowa.

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.

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

Assistant Director

Duhita Mahatmya
320D Lindquist Center

Research Support Manager

Teresa Garringer

Assistant Research Scientist

Qianyi Gao, PhD

Post Grant Award Specialist

Chris Grier