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OVPR Welcomes 26 Campus Research Leaders to 2022-23 RCC Cohort
The Office of the Vice President for Research is welcoming 26 Iowa State faculty members to the 2022-2023 Research Collaboration Catalysts cohort, designed to train the next generation of research team leaders. Over the course of the 2022-2023 academic year, cohort participants will learn about and practice evidence-based means to build and lead high-functioning, high-performing research teams. Read more…
Apprentices Hone Their Writing, Speaking Skills Through ISU-John Deere Partnership
Faculty from Iowa State’s English Department are helping high school apprentices in welding and machinery at John Deere sharpen their writing and speaking skills through a four-week, in-person communications training. The collaboration between ISU and the world’s largest farm machinery manufacturer kicked off last year at Deere’s facilities in Davenport and East Moline, Illinois. Read more…
ISU Review Paper Shows Training Blood Vessels May Help Protect Against Heart Attack, Stroke
A growing number of studies indicate bouts of reduced circulation with a blood pressure cuff may help reduce tissue damage and prevent the worst outcomes of heart attacks and strokes. James Lang, Iowa State assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State, consolidated the findings from nearly 100 studies – some of them his own – in a review paper recently published in the Journal of Physiology. Read more…
Internal Funding Opportunities
Cost Sharing Program for Research Tools (CoSPRT)
Applications are being accepted for the Cost Sharing Program for Research Tools (CoSPRT), which provides access to advanced instrumentation critical for facilitating cutting-edge research. The program provides internal funding for faculty and core facilities to purchase new equipment, replace or add components to existing instruments, develop new equipment, and invest in research aids and enhancers such as data sets, archives and software. All Iowa State faculty, departments, and units are eligible to participate in this program. Applications are due September 15, 2022.
CEAH Digital Scholarship Research Grants
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) is offering grants for research and creative activity that incorporates a substantial digital component and that will make a significant contribution to the scholarly development and academic career progression of faculty in the arts, design, and humanities disciplines. Applicants must be tenured or tenure track faculty in the College of Design or College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with a home department in the arts and humanities disciplines. Applications are due October 7, 2022.
Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Seed Grants
Proposals are being accepted for Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Seed Grants to foster industry-driven/commercial development partnerships, with a focus on technology development, generation of intellectual property, or next level commercial funding and development. Any Iowa State faculty member working with a company based in, or having a significant footprint in, Iowa, is eligible to apply. Applications are due October 1, 2022.
Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Adjuvant and Immunostimulant Consortium
Proposals are now being sought for funds offered through the Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Adjuvant and Immunostimulant Consortium program. The program will sponsor a large clinical trial using technology from a consortium of faculty and investigators and run a trial generating validation data to support IP, publications, and potential industry connections. Any Iowa State faculty member working with a company based in, or with a significant footprint in, Iowa, is eligible to apply. Applications are due October 1, 2022.
Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Innovation Fellowships
Applications are currently sought for Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Innovation Fellowships, which provide resources to allow active pursuit of technology licensing, commercial partnerships, or new venture formation by research-focused entrepreneurs who have motivation to identify and commercialize novel technologies. Applicants should have a suitable technical knowledge and a strong interest in developing entrepreneurial talents to form a successful new venture or actively support technological commercialization in the vaccines and immunotherapeutics field. Applications are due December 2, 2022.
External Funding Opportunities
Iowa Space Grant Consortium Curriculum Development Program
The Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) is seeking proposals for the Curriculum Development program, which will support the development of STEM related curricula with a focus on improving student skills. The ISGC plans to award four projects with emerging curriculum aligning with any of the five NASA Mission Directorates: Aeronautics Research, Science, Exploration Systems Development, Space Operations, and Space Technology. Proposals are due by September 16, 2022.
Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program
The Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program is accepting applications from outstanding basic biomedical researchers, including physician-scientists, who are strongly committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. Each Scholar will be appointed to a five-year term, renewable once with evaluation. Applications are due by September 28, 2022 at 3 p.m. (ET).
Voices in Research
“Many AMR mitigation strategies have been studied in isolation, but our project will take a big-picture approachto studying the complex links between agriculture management decisions and environmental and health impacts. Only through an integrated approach can we determine data-backed best practices to share with agricultural producers.”
Michelle Soupir, professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
“While the artists worked together on the concept, they maintained their individual styles. This, plus the mix of photographs and canvases they attached directly to the corner store’s wall, created a collage effect. Public art makes visible the cultural and historical textures of places that otherwise can easily get replaced by urban development.”
Margaret LaWare, associate professor, English
“I wanted to bring together a strong group of scientists to establish a coalition supporting the development of mung bean as a healthy and sustainable plant-based protein crop here in mid-west. These researchers will provide critical insight into the development of the crop, crop production and management, and genomic information. We are taking a wholistic approach to ensure that we can cater to the needs of farmers and a rapidly growing industry.”
Arti Singh, assistant professor, Agronomy
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