April 5, 2022 Newsletter
April 5, 2022
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Iowa State Researcher Leads Emerging Field of Trauma-Informed Environmental Design
An Iowa State researcher is paving the way in an emerging field of study within landscape architecture: trauma-informed environmental design. Julie Stevens, associate professor of landscape architecture, is collaborating with YSS on its new Recovery Campus near Cambridge, on which they plan to break ground later this spring. YSS provides mental and behavioral health services for youth and their families in central Iowa. Read more…
Iowa State Research on Swine Sire Fertility has Implications for Cattle, Humans
Sire infertility is a problem for the reproductive performance of swine, despite the greater attention that has long been given to the female side of the equation. Karl Kerns, assistant professor of animal science at Iowa State, is leading a new five-year grant from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture to support research on boar sperm capacitation — the biological pathways that support spermatozoa’s ability to fertilize. Read more…
Iowa State Studies Show Exercise May Reduce Depression Symptoms, Boost Effects of Therapy
Exercising for half an hour may reduce symptoms of depression for at least 75 minutes post-workout and amplify the benefits of therapy, according to two new studies led by researchers at Iowa State. Jacob Meyer, professor of kinesiology is the lead-author of both publications. For the first study, the researchers recruited 30 adults who were experiencing major depressive episodes. Read more…
Research Collaboration Catalysts Seeking Nominations
Grants Hub and the Office of the Vice President for Research are seeking nominations for the 2022-23 Research Collaboration Catalysts program, designed to train the university’s next generation of interdisciplinary research team leaders. The program is based on Team Science principles and participating faculty will use evidence-based training, tools and resources to develop leadership skills and learn how to manage challenges specific to interdisciplinary research. Nominations are due May 13, 2022 and open to tenure-eligible and research term faculty who have demonstrated potential to lead high-impact interdisciplinary research teams. Interested candidates are encouraged to discuss their potential nomination with their supervisors. More information, including nomination instructions, is online in CyBox.
Don’t Forget to Help us Achieve Gold-Level Sustainability Status
Once every three years the Association of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) reviews and renews institutions for the association’s STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Ratings System) international sustainability accreditation program. As part of the university’s ongoing Live Green commitment, Iowa State University is seeking to regain its previously awarded Gold-level rating, while striving to achieve the program’s pinnacle Platinum status. We need your help, though. Please complete this data collection form to share how your research and scholarship addresses the concept of sustainability.
Internal Funding Opportunities
Publication Subvention Grants Program: Open Access and Scholarly Works
Applications are currently being accepted for Publication Subvention Grants for Open Access Journals and Publication Subvention Grants for Scholarly Works. Award amounts for open access journal grants will be provided for up to one half of publication costs, with a maximum of $1250 per award. A maximum of three awards per fiscal year for any individual will be approved. Award amounts for scholarly works grants are variable, recently in the range of $1,000-$10,000 for the publication of print or digital media. Applications for both opportunities will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
External Funding Opportunities
The 2022 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition application portal is now open. The seventeenth annual statewide competition will award $100,000 in cash prizes to Iowa startups and entrepreneurial ventures. Iowa businesses that have been in operation for four years or less, or are not yet cash flow positive, are eligible to apply. This competition is open to businesses including, but not limited to, technology, bio-technology, green technologies, medical, advanced manufacturing, agriculture, engineering, and education industries. The deadline for first round submissions is May 16, 2022, second round submissions for select applicants is July 18, 2022, with final awards announced on September 15, 2022.
Training and Development
April 7 — 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — Memorial Union Campanile Room
In this session, OSPA and SPA will examine the Uniform Guidance’s expanded requirements for subrecipient monitoring on federal financial assistance awards. Subrecipient monitoring techniques such as invoicing requirements and approvals, progress reporting requirements and review, site visits, and more will be addressed. Register here.
IRB Special Topic: Research With Secondary Data
April 18 — 9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. — Virtual
In this session, participants will engage in an in-depth discussion about secondary data. This session is most useful for attendees who have completed IRB 101 or have basic knowledge of IRB principles and processes. Register here.
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