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. 


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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

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Wide Lens: Artificial Intelligence

Thursday, November 30, 2023 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
In the past week, you’ve probably asked Google to answer questions, chatted with Siri, rocked out to a new band recommended by Spotify, or asked Chat GPT to produce a first draft of a form letter for you—reminders that our lives are already deeply entwined with artificial intelligence. The term "AI" covers a host of technologies. What connects them? Our very human ambition to create machines that can learn to solve problems. Join us for the next Wide Lens panel as experts from computer science...
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NIH K Award Recent Awardee Panel

Friday, December 1, 2023 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Thinking about applying to the NIH K Award program? Want to learn more about this funding opportunity and hear from previous awardees? Then this panel session is for you! Event Information The Research Development Office is hosting a NIH K Award virtual panel session. This panel session will provide an opportunity to hear from three accomplished K Award recipients regarding their experience with the application process, need-to-know information, plus much more. Click here for additional...
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Creative Matters: Reggie Wilson in Conversation with Tara Bynum

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 6:00pm
Hancher Auditorium
Reggie Wilson is the artistic director and choreographer of Fist and Heel Performance Group. He is a graduate of New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1988, Larry Rhodes, Chair) and is an inaugural Doris Duke Artist. He has studied composition and been mentored by Phyllis Lamhut and performed and toured with Ohad Naharin before forming Fist and Heel. He has lectured, taught and conducted extended workshops and community projects throughout the U.S., Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean. ...
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