The deadline has been extended to receive nominations for the Discovery and Innovation Awards, which honor University of Iowa faculty, staff and student research, innovation, mentorship and startup success.

The UI Office of Research and Economic Development, the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Operations, the Graduate College, the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, and the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates sponsor the awards. The Discovery and Innovation Awards Ceremony, which will honor award recipients, will be held on April 24, 2017.

Nomination materials and criteria for the awards are available at Office of Research and Economic Development Awards.

Faculty awards

  • Scholar of the Year
  • Early Career Scholar of the Year
  • Leadership in Research
  • Distinguished Achievement in Publicly Engaged Research
  • Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Humanities Research
  • Faculty Communicating Ideas

Staff awards

  • Distinguished Research Professional
  • Distinguished Research Administrator

Student, Graduate Student, and Postdoctoral awards

  • Student Innovator
  • Graduate Student Research Excellence
  • Postdoctoral Scholar/Fellow Research Excellence

Nomination/application materials and criteria for Faculty and Staff Startup of the Year can be found at www.iowajpec.org/startup-of-the-year.

Nomination/application materials and criteria for Excellence in Undergraduate Research are at www.uiowa.edu/icru/article/excellence-undergraduate-research-awards, and for Distinguished Mentor at www.uiowa.edu/icru/article/distinguished-mentor-awards.

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development provides resources and support to researchers and scholars at the University of Iowa and to businesses across Iowa with the goal of forging new frontiers of discovery and innovation and promoting a culture of creativity that benefits the campus, the state, and the world. More at http://research.uiowa.edu, and on Twitter: @DaretoDiscover.