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Registration is open for Writing Winning Grant Proposals seminar

Thursday, May 5, 2022
A long-respected program that helps faculty and research team members develop competitive grant proposals, the Write Winning Grant Proposals seminar (Phase I), will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022. The seminar is appropriate for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers and administrative staff who have had some exposure to writing grant applications, either through training / mentoring or...

Kristy Nabhan-Warren and Aliasger Salem named as new associate vice presidents for research

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Vice President for Research Marty Scholtz has selected Kristy Nabhan-Warren and Aliasger Salem as the associate vice presidents for research. They will begin their new part-time roles on July 1. “I am looking forward to Professor Nabhan-Warren and Professor Salem joining the senior leadership team in the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR),” said Scholtz. “They each bring a unique...

NIH releases a new policy for data management and sharing

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
The new policy announced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) places a strong emphasis on the sharing of scientific data in an effort to expedite the translation of research results into knowledge, products, and procedures to improve human health. It will go into effect in January 2023. The new guidelines apply to all awards that generate scientific data regardless of funding mechanism. This...

Six researchers and scholars receive AHI grants from OVPR

Friday, April 22, 2022
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has selected the winners of the 2022 Arts and Humanities (AHI) grants, which support humanities scholarship and work in the creative, visual, and performing arts. “The AHI program has been supported by OVPR for almost 25 years,” said Marty Scholtz, vice president for research. “It is an important investment in individual and collaborative...
State Hygienic Lab limnology staff in river

Earth Month feature: The State Hygienic Laboratory partners with IDNR to serve the environmental needs of the state

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
From the air we breathe, to the water we drink, to the soil that we walk on, staff at the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) at the University of Iowa, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, have a hand in monitoring the health of Iowa’s precious natural resources. “Our staff scientists are very hands-on in our mission to collect and analyze samples,” said Michael Schueller...

Winners of OVPR DEI Team and Supplemental Awards announced

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
The Research Development Office (RDO) within the Office of the Vice President for Research has selected four winners of DEI Team Awards and seven winners of DEI Supplemental Awards. The seed grants are $25,000 each. The DEI Team Awards are intended to support research teams working with groups of undergraduates to introduce them to research, build community among students and investigators, and...

Public forums announced for associate vice presidents for research

Monday, March 21, 2022
The University of Iowa campus community is invited to attend open forums for finalists for the associate vice president for research positions in the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). The OVPR plans to fill two part-time positions. One position will support the arts, humanities, and social sciences and one position will work with the biomedical, mathematical, and physical sciences...
Discovery & Innovation awardees

UI announces recipients of Discovery and Innovation awards

Thursday, March 17, 2022
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has selected the winners of fourteen awards that recognize exceptional researchers, scholars, innovators, students, and administrators, as a part of the annual Discovery and Innovation awards program. “It is an honor to celebrate our faculty, staff, postdocs, and students who are conducting high-impact research and scholarship, from labs and...

Registration is open for Communicating Ideas media training workshop

Friday, February 11, 2022
The Communicating Ideas program, now in its tenth year, is a half-day, intensive media and communications training workshop scheduled for July 15, 2022. Registration for workshop is open to faculty researchers, creators, and scholars from any department. “Our goal is to offer participants practical tools for crafting and honing their messages for various public and non-academic audiences,” said...

As Omicron surge peaks in Iowa, SHL staff deliver a systematic and coordinated response

Friday, February 11, 2022
On a frigid morning in mid-January, tiny flurries swirled outside the University of Iowa State Hygienic Lab building as an unusual sight, an eighteen-wheeler UPS semi-truck, slowly backed up to the loading dock with a daily delivery of samples. Inside the truck was a record-breaking haul: fifty-five 4’ x 4’ bags containing COVID-19 test kits from Iowans across the state. Each bag contained...