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Sponsored funding gives Iowa State researchers and scholars opportunities to create, innovate

By Dana Wilson and Paula Van Brocklin

Iowa State University received its second-highest level of research funding in fiscal year 2018. Researchers landed $245.8 million from external sponsors to support groundbreaking research. Iowa State received $170.3 million in research support from federal agencies, including the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health. Research…


Iowa State’s I-Corps program seeks applicants for fall 2018 cohort

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research, and Julie Lelonek, Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations

Applications for Iowa State University’s third I-Corps cohort are being accepted now through Sept. 7. To be considered, teams should complete the online application. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a review panel before the final cohort is selected. Key program dates for the fall 2018 semester are online. “Participating in I-Corps offers…


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…


Iowa State’s College of Engineering produces record number of NSF CAREER award winners in 2018

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

As a Research 1 university and member of the Association of American Universities, Iowa State University has long been considered a pre-eminent research institution, setting high standards both regionally and nationally for scientific and scholarly breakthroughs. And based on Iowa State’s substantial number of recent National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Program recipients, the foundation seems…


University Groups Detail Recommendations for Ensuring Public Access to Research Data

By Association for American Universities

The Association of American Universities (AAU) and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released a report that details principles and recommended actions universities and federal agencies can take to advance timely access to data from federally-sponsored research grants. The report, produced by a working group of research university leaders that AAU and APLU…


Iowa State simplifies facilities and administrative cost rates for industry specialty agreements

By Office of the Vice President for Research

New, uniform facilities and administrative (F&A) cost rates have been established for industry specialty agreements, effective Oct. 1. The new F&A rates – 15 percent – apply to research involving animal product trials, field trials, human subject trials, and technical evaluations. Current projects will continue at the previous F&A rate for the term of the agreement. Research…


Grant writing consultants available to help faculty develop proposals

By Office of the Vice President for Research

Iowa State University has established new contracts with six grant writing consultants through 2020. Grant writing consultants help faculty write and develop their proposals and ensure that proposals follow the sponsors’ guidelines. Iowa State contracted with three current grant writing consultants – Engineering Science Editors, Maberry Consulting & Evaluation, and Partners for Educational Development Inc….