Here, researchers and scholars can find information about Iowa State's research units, the administrative services and procedures needed to carry out the university's research mission, and funding opportunities for pursuing research interests.
At left are hot-topic areas within the VPR website. The further links below represent other areas on this website and on other service and administrative unit websites that will be of interest to Iowa State University researchers.
Introduction to Research Services is a downloadable collection of data sheets (PDFs) that introduces the key research service units and gives important contact information.
The Toolbox for Researchers is designed for quick access to the spectrum of units, forms, funding information, and other administrative resources to manage your research activities effectively at Iowa State University. The Toolbox is a good page to bookmark to keep important information close at hand.
External and internal opportunities and tools to help in your search for support.
Grants and Contracts
Services to help researchers identify potential funding sources and successfully compete for awards to support your research.
Some funders limit the number of proposals that an institution can submit for a particular program. When a funder stipulates a limit and several ISU researchers wish to apply, the VPR office will coordinate a preliminary internal competition. Check this section for details.
Environmental Health & Safety for Researchers
Sustainable and safe research practices and assistance at Iowa State.
Sponsored Funding Awards Data
Monthly and yearly reports of all sponsored funding, including contract, grant, and gift awards that are received for research projects, public service/extension projects, education activities, student financial aid, building funds, and equipment.
Policy concerning researchers and the research enterprise.
Centers and Institutes
Units at Iowa State University organized to support the resarch, educational, and outreach missions of the university.
E-News for Researchers
Twice monthly electronic newsletter for ISU research faculty and staff.