Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
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Requests for Proposals

Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

Our Center is committed to building capacity for immediate and future delivery of school-based mental health supports through rigorous, targeted research. By offering research funding opportunities, we can maximize impact for our state’s schools, educators, and students.

Proposals submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Contact Gerta Bardhoshi, Director of Research and Training, at with questions.

Closed RFPs

School Mental Health Research Grant

From April 1 – May 23, 2022, the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health (formerly the Iowa Center for School Mental Health) accepted qualified research funding proposals that supported interventions to improve social, emotional, behavioral, or psychological outcomes in PreK-12 schools. Proposed research focused on students, caregivers, or education professionals including teachers, or school mental health providers at the PreK-12 level.

Eligible applicants included Institutes of Higher Education (IHE), non-profit organizations (as designated a 501(c)(3)), school districts, and AEAs located in the state of Iowa.

In June 2022, the Center awarded $1 million in research grants to four project teams from Iowa State University (2), Northern Iowa University (1), and the University of Iowa (1). Each project is two years and will run from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024.

Click here for a full list of funded projects.