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07.15.2019

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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05.02.2019

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…

04.09.2019

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…

10.12.2018

The CEAH fall reception is back and better than ever

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

Approximately 50 arts, humanities and social sciences faculty members and university administrators attended the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) fall “Welcome Back” reception, held the evening of Oct. 4 in Beardshear Hall’s first floor atrium. The event, pronounced a rousing success by those who attended, had been held in previous years…

10.04.2018

Reecy named a Research Leader Fellow by APLU’s Council on Research

By Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Council on Research (CoR), which is comprised of senior research officers at the nation’s public research universities, has named seven research leaders to its second cohort of CoR Research Leader Fellows, including James Reecy, associate vice president for research at Iowa State University. The fellowship enables individuals who…

10.03.2018

Iowa State will implement continuous improvement principles to improve grant proposal process

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

Earlier this summer, more than a dozen representatives from several Iowa State colleges and departments as well as the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT) spent almost five days with representatives from Vermeer Corporation in Pella, Iowa, discussing how Kaizen continuous improvement principles…

08.30.2018

Office of the Vice President for Research announces PIRI, PIRS grant recipients

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

The Office of the Vice President for Research at Iowa State University has announced two awardees for the 2018 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (PIRI) and two recipients for the spring 2018 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant Program (PIRS). The grant winners are principal investigators of interdisciplinary research teams aiming to make ground-breaking discoveries that address…