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Category: Grant Announcement


Iowa State University’s new faculty learning communities seek to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration, research

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

Iowa State’s student learning communities have grown and thrived since their inception in 1995. Today, the university boasts more than 90 student learning communities focused on an array of academic and other topics as well as a 77% participation rate among first-year students. Now, Iowa State’s faculty are delving into the learning community arena for…


2019 Bridging the Divide grant recipients seek to improve lives, uncover architectural mysteries

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

Two interdisciplinary research teams have been selected to receive funding from Iowa State University’s 2019 Bridging the Divide internal funding opportunity, a program that aims to solve complex challenges at the interface between disciplines through new convergent collaborations among university researchers and scholars in design, art, humanities and social sciences with those from science, engineering…


Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities announces spring 2019 research, symposium grants

By Tina Rice and Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) recently announced that 10 Iowa State University arts and humanities scholars are the spring 2019 recipients of its research and symposium grants. Eight faculty received research grants, and two earned symposium grants. “These grants are like seeds that help Iowa State’s arts and humanities scholars…


Funding for new scientific instruments will increase research impact across campus

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

Iowa State University researchers received a boost in March when the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) announced funding for four new instruments that will advance the university’s scientific endeavors. The awards are made possible through the Presidential Cost Sharing – Research Instrumentation Funding (COSRIF) internal funding program, which provides funding for faculty…


Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust’s commitment of $3.5 million will advance biomolecular research at Iowa State University

By Iowa State University Foundation

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, has committed more than $3.5 million to transform biomolecular research at Iowa State University, making it a leader in advanced electron microscopy technology. The Carver Trust grant will help advance the second phase of the Iowa State University Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and…

Brett Sponseller

Bailey award recipient aims to fight infectious disease

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) causes an infectious disease that sickens about a half million Americans each year, resulting in approximately 15,000 deaths. The larger concern is that the bacterium is increasingly developing resistance to antibiotics. Iowa State University’s Brett Sponseller, associate professor of veterinary microbiology and…


Iowa State named partner institution in prestigious international grant award

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

More than 20 international partner institutions, including Iowa State University, have been awarded a seven-year, $2.5 million partnership grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for the project, “Appraising risk, past and present: Interrogating historical data to enhance understanding of environmental crises in the Indian Ocean World.” McGill University’s Indian…


Iowa State part of $10 million effort to encourage a diverse faculty in STEM fields

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Iowa State researchers are part of a national alliance that won a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The alliance will develop programs that increase the diversity and effectiveness of faculty teaching science, technology, engineering and math. Iowa State’s part of the project focuses on working with community colleges to recruit and prepare…