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07.13.2020 Featured Article

Iowa State Receives $253 Million In External Research Funding In FY2020

University Establishes New Benchmark in Federal Research Funding at $186 Million

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

Iowa State University received $253 million in external sponsored research funding, including a new record of $186 million in federal research funding, for the 2020 fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020. Sponsored research funding accounted for a little more than one half of the $494.7 million in total external funding the university attracted during…


OVPR Welcomes 29 Faculty to Research Collaboration Catalysts 2020-2021 Cohort

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

Twenty-nine faculty members will participate in the Research Collaboration Catalysts 2020-2021 cohort, designed to train the next generation of research team leaders. The Research Collaboration Catalysts program is based on Team Science principles. Using evidence-based training, tools, and resources, participating Iowa State faculty will develop strong leadership skills and learn how to manage challenges that…


10 Iowa State Researchers Receive NSF CAREER Awards

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

Ten Iowa State University researchers were selected to receive Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation during the 2020 fiscal year, ending June 30, 2020. This is the largest number of Iowa State CAREER award recipients in the past five years. Considered to be the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) most…


COVID-19 Seed Grants Awarded to 7 ISU Research Projects

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

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa State University’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has selected seven high-impact projects to receive institutional funding through a new seed program dedicated to addressing the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Established by the OVPR in late May 2020, the COVID-19 Research Seed Grant program (CRSG) was created…


Scientists Use Light To Accelerate Supercurrents, Access Forbidden Light, Quantum Properties

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Scientists are using light waves to accelerate supercurrents and access the unique properties of the quantum world, including forbidden light emissions that one day could be applied to high-speed, quantum computers, communications and other technologies. The scientists have seen unexpected things in supercurrents – electricity that moves through materials without resistance, usually at super cold…


Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Helps Iowa State University Advance Research Frontiers With New Imaging Technology

By Elaine Watkins-Miller, Iowa State University Foundation

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, has committed $492,088 to provide advanced microscopy technology that will aid Iowa State University researchers in their work to improve human and animal health and sustain the agricultural crop yields that feed the world. The Carver Trust’s support will help the university acquire a light-sheet fluorescence…


Iowa State University CSAFE Receives $20 Million Extension

Funding to Support Continued Advancements in Forensic Science, Data Access

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

Iowa State University’s Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) has received a five-year, $20 million cooperative agreement extension from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to continue its work building statistical foundations within the realm of forensic science. Since its inception in 2015, with an initial five-year NIST cooperative agreement…


Paul Canfield of ISU, Ames Laboratory Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Paul Canfield, who designs and discovers new materials and properties, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Canfield is a Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Robert Allen Wright Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University. He’s also a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory. Canfield, noting the…


ISU-UI Collaboration Accelerates Testing of COVID-19 Samples

By Angie Hunt, Iowa State University News Service

In response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is helping expand testing capacity to expedite test results at the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa. The collaboration between the two labs has significantly increased the hygienic lab’s ability to run more tests simultaneously. Rodger Main, director of operations for…