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

Dancers frozen mid motion


in FY22 R&D expenditures

Researcher adjusting a telescope

2,400 +

Active sponsored research projects

Featured Events

CLIMATE through a Wide Lens promotional image

CLIMATE through a Wide Lens

Thursday, April 25, 2024 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
Rising seas, toxic rivers, deforestation, smoke-filled air—headlines remind us daily of the local, national, and international impacts of climate change. Join us for a wild pecha kucha ride through the effects of climate change with researchers who also tirelessly seek solutions. World-renowned climate scientist, Jerald Schnoor will open with big picture issues. That will set the stage for artist Isabel Barbuzza’s work on South American lithium salt mines, environmental literary scholar Eric...

In the Spotlight