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Iowa State University Leads New Project to Build ‘Genome to Phenome’ Research Community Across Crops and Livestock

By Ann Robinson, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

A new federal grant will support an Iowa State University-led effort to spur development of a “genome to phenome” infrastructure for scientific collaboration across crops and livestock. The three-year, $960,000 project will provide guidance and lay the groundwork for a larger federal Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute…


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…