Center for Educational Transformation

Research Resources

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Finding Funding for Your Research

  • Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Tips for Seeking Funding, Preparing and Submitting Proposals, Budget Development, IRB
  • The AASCU Grants Resource Center has several helpful grant-seeking resources. UNI faculty and staff can access the GRC website from anywhere on campus while logged in with their CatID.
    1. Grant Alerts: a tool for faculty and staff to do targeted searches applicable to their respective research interest, including numerous specific topics in education. After you indicate your areas of interest, GRC will send you funding opportunities as they become available.
    2. GrantSearch: Search this federal and private foundation funding opportunity database using six criteria: academic category (e.g., Education), academic subject, activity, funding sponsor, deadline month, and keywords.
    3. several newsletters compiling funding announcements and grant-seeking advice; learn more and subscribe here.


Doing Your Research

  • SPSS: Request access to SPSS through your college’s IT contact. File a request at
  • Statistical Consulting Center: Mark Jacobson helps faculty, staff, and students with statistical software (Excel, SurveyMonkey, R, SPSS, SAS, Minitab, etc.) and basic statistics and data analysis and research issues. Email for an appointment.

Online Surveys

  • Qualtrics online survey software: UNI has a subscription. Contact for access.
  • E-mailing a survey? Contact DeWayne Purdy, Electronic Communications Manager, IT-Client Services for assistance with mailing lists and listservs: 319-273-2047,


Sharing Your Research

Travel Grants