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Iowa State University Research Day 2020 Canceled Due to COVID-19

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

Iowa State University’s fourth annual Research Day has been canceled as part of an ongoing university-wide effort to prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Earlier this week, university leadership announced a recommendation to postpone or cancel large events scheduled to take place on campus between March 23 and April 3. This includes Research Day, which typically…


Iowa State sets new record for external research funding in FY2019

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Office of the Vice President for Research

$260.9 million tops previous record of $252.5 million in FY2016 Iowa State University closed the 2019 fiscal year achieving a new record for external research funding – $260.9 million. This surpasses the previous milestone of $252.5 million established in FY2016, reaffirming the university’s long-standing position as a leading land-grant research institution. Iowa State set new…

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Nusser reappointed as vice president for research

By Rob Schweers, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

Iowa State University’s vice president for research Sarah Nusser has been appointed to a second five-year term, through 2024, senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert announced this week. During her first term, which began in 2014, Nusser created the Grants Hub to support faculty with initial grants and large-scale funding opportunities, fostered interdisciplinary research…


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…