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UI Research Foundation launches new website

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
The University of Iowa Research Foundation (URIF) has launched a new website offering a cleaner look and revamped content to help researchers and scholars more easily learn how to protect and commercialize their intellectual property. The website may be found at The site was designed by Modei Akyea, web and design project manager in the Office of the Vice...

New initiative offers funding to support engaged scholarship, diversify research

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
The Research Development Office’s (RDO) new Seeding Excellence Initiative (SEI) invites researchers to apply for funding to help support community engagement, attract underrepresented students to research, advance the careers of early scholars, and spur collaborations across the disciplines. Supported through the public-private partnerships (P3) Year 1 funding cycle, the two-year initiative seeks...

Short course series introduces faculty and staff to research commercialization

Monday, August 30, 2021
The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) is launching a series of free online courses this fall to walk faculty, post-docs, and staff through the process of translating research and scholarship into commercial products and services. The four, live, real-time 90-minute sessions will be offered via Zoom from 3-4:30 p.m. every other month, with registration through the UI Self Service My...

Nominate an outstanding researcher or scholar for downtown banner campaign

Monday, August 30, 2021
The University of Iowa community is invited to nominate exemplary undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers and scholars for the 2022 Dare to Discover downtown banner campaign. For campus visitors and locals alike, the Dare to Discover campaign seeks showcase the breadth of research, innovation, and creative works generated by researchers and scholars at the...
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AHI proposals are due by October 5

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is accepting applications for the fall 2021 Arts and Humanities Initiative (AHI) program. This program encourages leading edge scholarship, creative activities, and interdisciplinary research. The application deadline is Tuesday, October 5, 2021. At the time of application, all UI personnel in the arts and humanities disciplines who are tenure...
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UI State Hygienic Lab plays critical role in monitoring air quality for Iowans

Friday, August 20, 2021
You’ve probably heard about the outdoor air quality alerts in Iowa over the last few weeks, but do you know how the data that drives the alerts is collected? The University of Iowa State Hygienic Lab (SHL) operates a network of monitors around the state to understand the potential impact that the ambient air quality could have on the citizens of Iowa. Through a contract with the Iowa Department of...
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Registration is open for Alan Alda Center communications workshop

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
University of Iowa faculty are invited to register for a virtual communications workshop by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.

OVPR sponsors free registration for virtual conference on university-industry collaborations

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
The Office of the Vice President for Research has secured institutional access to UIDPConnect 2021, which will offer 50 sessions presented by hundreds of subject matter experts on September 13-17, 2021. The virtual conference is designed to help research faculty and staff develop and enhance partnerships with industry. UIDPConnect 2021 will include online sessions applicable to professionals...
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Jumpstarting Tomorrow grant winners announced

Monday, July 19, 2021
Five University of Iowa research teams were awarded funds in round one of the Jumpstarting Tomorrow initiative. The new pilot grant and community-building program supports innovative and collaborative research teams. Each of the research teams received $150,000 to explore potential future strategic research investments by the university. The funding was made possible through $2 million in funding...

FY2021 funding supports COVID-19 research and much more

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Research related to COVID-19 continued to receive significant external funding in FY2021, but public and private support also spurred fresh explorations in the areas of medicine, the environment, math, history, the arts, and the humanities. Funding also allowed UI experts from a variety of disciplines to apply their knowledge in exciting and novel ways to support Iowa communities. [UI research...