ResearchNews

Category: Awards & Honors

07.13.2021

Iowa State receives $231.1 million in external research funding in FY2021

Total External Funding for University Sets New Benchmark at $559.1 million

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

In Iowa, the vital role research plays – in keeping us healthy, in growing our economy, in maintaining our competitiveness in today’s global market, and in keeping our world sustainable for generations to come – has never been greater. So, it is significant that during the 2021 fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021, the…

07.12.2021

Five Iowa State Researchers Receive NSF CAREER Awards

By Caitlin Ware, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Five Iowa State University researchers have been selected to receive Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation during the 2021 fiscal and academic year, adding to the record-breaking number of university recipients last year. Considered to be the most prestigious award of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the CAREER program…

07.09.2021

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Support Helps Expand Research Capabilities at Iowa State University

By Elaine Watkins-Miller, Iowa State University Foundation

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, has committed $400,000 to help expand the microscopy capabilities at Iowa State University, aiding the university’s research in human and animal health, reliable food production and innovative bioenergy solutions and bioproducts. With the Carver Trust’s investment, the university’s Office of Biotechnology will be able to purchase…

06.04.2021

Two projects awarded 2021 PIRI grants

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Two multidisciplinary research initiatives – one to establish Iowa State as a national leader in promoting and enabling a rural innovation economy and the other on positioning the university as a leading research institution in Translational AI (artificial intelligence) – have been awarded 2021 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (PIRI) grants. The two were selected from…

05.03.2021

Iowa State Research Community Recognized with University Honors

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

The Iowa State research community was well-represented in the university’s annual awards announced April 29 through Inside Iowa State. More than 70 Iowa State faculty and staff will be recognized this fall for winning one of the university’s annual awards. Included was a new award honoring interdisciplinary team research that recognizes a team of two…

04.05.2021

Iowa State undergrads sharing research nationally

By Chelsea Davis, Iowa State University News Service

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa State University undergraduate students have persevered in their research. Sixty ISU students will share their research and scholarship with their peers from across the nation in April. The 34th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research takes place online April 12-14. About 4,000 undergraduate students from across the U.S. present…

03.22.2021

OVPR Announces 2021 PIRS Seed Grant Recipients

By Caitlin Ware, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

The Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has awarded $100,000 in 2021 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant Program (PIRS) funding to support two projects focused on addressing novel treatments for human health conditions. Established in 2017, the PIRS program is administered annually by the OVPR, and supported with funds from…

02.15.2021

2021-2022 Brown Graduate Fellowships Awarded

$140,000 in Institutional Funding Allotted to 14 Iowa State Students

By Caitlin Ware, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Fourteen Iowa State University students have been selected to receive $140,000 in Brown Graduate Fellowship Program funding to support strategic university research over the next year. Established in 2011 and administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the annual Brown Graduate Fellowship Program is used to advance Iowa State research in…

12.17.2020

ROY J. CARVER CHARITABLE TRUST HELPS IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY ADVANCE RESEARCH IN ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE WITH NEW INSTRUMENTATION

By Elaine Watkins-Miller, Iowa State University Foundation

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, has committed $243,585 to provide state-of-the-art instrumentation that will help advance research in antimicrobial resistance, infectious disease diagnostics and more at Iowa State University. “Antimicrobial resistance is an urgent and serious threat to global health because it impedes or prevents effective treatments of a range of…

11.24.2020

Six Iowa State researchers named AAAS Fellows for advancing science

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is honoring six Iowa State University researchers for work in engineering, math and biological sciences. The six Iowa State researchers have been named to this year’s class of 489 AAAS Fellows “because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications,” the association announced today. The six…