ISU Office of the Vice President for Research

U.S. DOE, Iowa Energy Center funding supports research on use of high-strength concrete for building taller wind turbine towers. More »

Professor Stephen Howell: this may pave the way for the development of crop varieties that can stand up to weather extremes. More»

Research by Bradley Blitvich and Jeanne Serb has one thing in common—finding genetic
tools that could lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of human disease. More»

ISU researchers use LEGO bricks to create miniature controlled environments for plant growth study. More »

ISU researchers have access to W.M. Keck Metabolomics Research Laboratory's analytical instrumentation to analyze a diverse set of small molecules called "metabolites." More »

The Biobased Foundry, created by ISU's NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals, mentors entrepreneurs like Fuyuan Jing. More » 

Initiatives & Opportunities

Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research—Funding helps build research teams that cross disciplines and institutional boundaries to tackle grand challenges. MORE »

Leading the Bioeconomy Initiative—eight projects supported by special state appropriations to strengthen Iowa's bioeconomy through research and education. MORE »

Innovate Iowa Proof of Concept Initiative —A streamlined process for funding innovative research. MORE »

Iowa EPSCoR—Improving Iowa's research capacity. MORE »



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