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Archive: September 2017


Iowa State simplifies facilities and administrative cost rates for industry specialty agreements

By Office of the Vice President for Research

New, uniform facilities and administrative (F&A) cost rates have been established for industry specialty agreements, effective Oct. 1. The new F&A rates – 15 percent – apply to research involving animal product trials, field trials, human subject trials, and technical evaluations. Current projects will continue at the previous F&A rate for the term of the agreement. Research…


Iowa State joins prestigious NSF Innovation Corps program

By Chelsea Davis, Office of the Vice President for Research

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University has been selected as one of the newest National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) sites, a distinction that enhances the university‘s reputation as a leader in creating innovative solutions to address societal problems. I-Corps sites act as a training ground for faculty, postdoctoral and graduate students to transition their ideas from…