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. 

Writing for the Public Good

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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$553M

in FY21 R&D expenditures

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2,400 +

Active sponsored research projects

Featured Events

Book Matters: Christopher Goetz in Conversation with Corey Creekmur at Prairie Lights promotional image

Book Matters: Christopher Goetz in Conversation with Corey Creekmur at Prairie Lights

Thursday, March 21, 2024 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Prairie Lights Books
Join us for a reading and discussion, co-hosted by Prairie Lights, to celebrate Christopher Goetz’s recent book, The Counterfeit Coin: Videogames and Fantasies of Empowerment. Goetz is an associate professor and head of film studies in the Department of Cinematic Arts. After the reading, Corey Creekmur, associate professor in the departments of Cinematic Arts and English, will join Goetz for a conversation and Q&A with the audience. A reception will follow the event. Thursday, March 21, 2024 7...
What She Said — A Workshop on Empowering Women’s Voices in Celebration of Women’s History Month promotional image

What She Said — A Workshop on Empowering Women’s Voices in Celebration of Women’s History Month

Saturday, March 30, 2024 9:00am to 12:00pm
111 Church Street
Our voices are an important indicator of who we are. Female-presenting speakers often learn self-undermining speaking habits from the people and society around them. How does the voice contribute to our sense of presence and how others perceive us? Tone, inflection, pace, and volume are some of the vocal elements that provide clues for the listener as to what we think and feel. In this workshop, UI Theatre Arts professor Mary Mayo will invite you to develop a greater awareness of your voice and...

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