For projects that are submitted starting July 1, 2023, the following charges will be assessed based on author affiliation:

  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (COM):      $65/hr *
  • University of Iowa, colleges other than the COM:                $85/hr
  • Outside the University of Iowa:                                                   $110/hr

* Our services are subsidized by these departments and programs

  • Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
  • Department of Neurology
  • Iowa Neuroscience Institute**
  • Pappajohn Biomedical Institute
  • Stead Family Department of Pediatrics
  • Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center

** The INI will contribute to coverage of SERCC review of up to three versions of the same grant or manuscript.

Rush jobs: Depending on the workload at the time of submission, jobs for which the requested turn-around is faster than our average may be assessed twice the normal charge.


Statistics related to editing: Time spent on projects depends on factors such as desired level of feedback, available time, and state of project completion on initial submission.

  Average time spent** Range of time spent Average turn-around time
Drafts of R01-style grants 13 hours 8-30 hours 10 business days
Research Manuscripts 12 hours 2-25 hours 10 business days
Short (1–2 page) documents 1 hour 1-4 hours   3 business days


**Upon request, a cap can be put on the time spent.


For questions about current pricing, please contact us.