The Heddleson Junior Faculty Grant was established to ensure that new faculty are exposed to and incorporated into Extension and Outreach projects in Iowa counties targeted to families.


Up to $5,000 is available for a total of two awards. Proposals will be funded for one year. However, a renewal request can be made for a second year of funding.

Award use: Funds may be used for travel, program development, implementation, evaluation, and/or community-based research.

Application timeline

  • Fall submission deadline: Oct. 15, 11:59 p.m.
  • Spring submission deadline: April 1, 11:59 p.m.
  • Acceptance of the grant is required by Nov. 30., or April 31.
  • Non-funded proposals may be resubmitted with a separate sheet describing how proposal was changed to meet reviewers’ comments.


Proposals are accepted from:

  • Junior faculty
  • Any CHS department
  • Those interested in collaborating or engaging with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach personnel on a new or ongoing project

Complete details: Refer to the Guidelines for Heddleson Junior Faculty Grant Proposals document (docpdf) to see complete details on this grant.

Submission requirements

Submit electronic copies of the following to the committee chair:

  • Proposal
  • Letter of support

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Marsha Peterson

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