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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Sponsored funding gives Iowa State researchers and scholars opportunities to create, innovate

By Dana Wilson and Paula Van Brocklin

Iowa State University received its second-highest level of research funding in fiscal year 2018. Researchers landed $245.8 million from external sponsors to support groundbreaking research. Iowa State received $170.3 million in research support from federal agencies, including the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health. Research…


Iowa State’s I-Corps program seeks applicants for fall 2018 cohort

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research, and Julie Lelonek, Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations

Applications for Iowa State University’s third I-Corps cohort are being accepted now through Sept. 7. To be considered, teams should complete the online application. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a review panel before the final cohort is selected. Key program dates for the fall 2018 semester are online. “Participating in I-Corps offers…