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Category: Grant Announcement


Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust’s commitment of $3.5 million will advance biomolecular research at Iowa State University

By Iowa State University Foundation

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, has committed more than $3.5 million to transform biomolecular research at Iowa State University, making it a leader in advanced electron microscopy technology. The Carver Trust grant will help advance the second phase of the Iowa State University Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and…

Brett Sponseller

Bailey award recipient aims to fight infectious disease

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) causes an infectious disease that sickens about a half million Americans each year, resulting in approximately 15,000 deaths. The larger concern is that the bacterium is increasingly developing resistance to antibiotics. Iowa State University’s Brett Sponseller, associate professor of veterinary microbiology and…


Iowa State named partner institution in prestigious international grant award

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

More than 20 international partner institutions, including Iowa State University, have been awarded a seven-year, $2.5 million partnership grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for the project, “Appraising risk, past and present: Interrogating historical data to enhance understanding of environmental crises in the Indian Ocean World.” McGill University’s Indian…


Iowa State part of $10 million effort to encourage a diverse faculty in STEM fields

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Iowa State researchers are part of a national alliance that won a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The alliance will develop programs that increase the diversity and effectiveness of faculty teaching science, technology, engineering and math. Iowa State’s part of the project focuses on working with community colleges to recruit and prepare…


NSF awards $10 million for development, dissemination of genomic tools in diverse species

By National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE) program has made 11 new awards, totaling approximately $10 million, to develop genomic tools that will allow biologists to identify mechanisms that determine how genes affect an organism’s physical and functional characteristics. Amy Toth, associate professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology at Iowa…


Office of the Vice President for Research announces PIRI, PIRS grant recipients

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research at Iowa State University has announced two awardees for the 2018 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (PIRI) and two recipients for the spring 2018 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant Program (PIRS). The grant winners are principal investigators of interdisciplinary research teams aiming to make ground-breaking discoveries that address…


Joint Iowa, Iowa State research teams win seed grants to launch bioscience projects

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

The research offices at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa have awarded five seed grants to help researchers on the two campuses collaborate and build joint bioscience projects. This year’s first round of grants will support development and studies of a skin-monitoring device, a molecular view of the immune system, magnetic stimulation of…


Bridging the Divide grant will fund projects impacting people and places

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

Two interdisciplinary research teams have been selected to receive funding from Iowa State University’s inaugural Bridging the Divide internal funding opportunity, an experimental seed program to holistically address complex societal challenges through new collaborations among university researchers in design, art and humanities, social science and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines. Grant recipients The…


McGee-Wagner award will fund blood platelet disorders

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

An Iowa State University interdisciplinary research proposal to develop a rapid lab test that diagnoses blood platelet disorders and assesses the bleeding risk of patients has been awarded the 2017 McGee-Wagner Interdisciplinary Research Fund. Recipients are: Long Que, associate professor, electrical and computer engineering Dana LeVine, assistant professor, veterinary clinical sciences Xuefeng Wang, assistant professor,…