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OVPR seeks nominations for 2023 Discovery and Innovation Awards

Friday, December 30, 2022

New Book Matters series fetes campus authors across disciplines

Friday, December 30, 2022
While the University of Iowa has a legacy of producing literary titans, writing plays a crucial role in scholarship and creative activity throughout all academic disciplines. Book Matters, a new event series hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), will celebrate the written works of faculty members across campus. A companion program for Creative Matters, Book Matters will...

Community Engaged Scholars program offers workshops, seeks proposals

Thursday, December 15, 2022
The Research Development Office (RDO) is seeking applications for collaborative, 18-month OVPR Community Engaged Scholars proposals. The program supports community engaged research and scholarship partnerships that reciprocally benefit the University and Iowa communities. Working with the Office of Community Engagement, RDO will offer two workshops for interested applicants: Community-Engaged...

Iowa legislators visit campus for up-close view of UI research

Thursday, December 15, 2022
A delegation of Iowa legislators, staffers, and state officials visited the University of Iowa campus for an immersive experience with researchers who study aggressive cancer, manufacture pharmaceuticals, test new aircraft systems, and delve into biblical studies. Representatives Martin Graber, Dean Fisher, Representative-elect Matthew Rinker, legislative staffers, and officials from the Iowa...
derek mueller

I’m an election law expert who ran a polling station this election – here’s what I learned about the powerful role of local officials in applying the law fairly

Friday, November 11, 2022
Derek Muller is a nationally recognized expert in election law at the University of Iowa College of Law, where he studies and teaches about the role of states in the administration of federal elections. In late October he submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on a case that could drastically reshape U.S. elections, addressing the independent state legislature theory. But Muller doesn...

Applications now open for undergraduate research supply grants

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Undergraduate students pursuing research or creative scholarship may now apply for a Research Supply Grant for currently unfunded materials related to their work. The Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) and the Office of the Vice President for Research sponsor the grants, which will provide up to $1,000 per award to cover expenses including equipment, supplies, software, research...

Explore the tech transfer process through live virtual courses with commercialization experts

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) will host a series of online courses about how to move technology from the university to the marketplace for all University of Iowa faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students. “If you have an idea and wonder if it is commercially valuable, this series is for you,” said Mihaela Bojin, UIRF associate director. “The courses also cater to early...
Research Services Fair

Research Services fair returns with in-person event

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
On October 20, the Research Services Fair will return as an in-person networking event at Hancher Auditorium. The event brings together experts from more than 55 units to share information about resources for the University of Iowa research and scholarly community. Vendor-style tables will host campus experts in cutting-edge instrumentation, technology services, grant applications, editing, human...