The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s premier public research universities.

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides resources and support to researchers, scholars, and creators to forge new frontiers of discovery. 

Through strategic initiatives, administrative and compliance infrastructure, and core facilities, we facilitate a thriving campus culture of collaboration, creativity, and innovation. 

Seeding excellence

Celebrating authors

Supporting undergrads

Translating discoveries

UI scholars, researchers, and artists have realized remarkable achievements that have established the University of Iowa as a national leader in areas such as space physics, educational testing, creative writing, and health care. 


Students interacting in a laboratory

1 in 3

undergraduates participate in research at the University of Iowa

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in FY21 R&D expenditures

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2,400 +

Active sponsored research projects


Q&A with Professor Christine Petersen DVM, PhD

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Leslie Revaux, Chris Brewer

People in Rural Areas Die at Higher Rates Than Those in Urban Areas

Friday, January 27, 2023

UI College of Public Health Professor Keith Mueller comments on COVID-19 death rates in rural areas and how they link to overall poor health and higher mortality rates in general.

Original Publication Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022Keywords: RUPRIrural healthCOVID-19Sources:  Source: Scientific AmericanURL: News From: College of Public HealthNews For: StudentsFacultyStaffNews About: Health CareResearchWorkflow: Published

Update from the Research Council Chair

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Fatima Toor, Ph.D., Research Council Chair, Lowell G. Battershell Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
UI Research Council Charter Committee welcomes community engagement as national research funding receives a significant boost!
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