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UIRF and Ximbio will host webinar about research tool commercialization

The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) is partnering with Ximbio, the world’s largest non-profit dedicated to life science research reagents, to offer a webinar for the UI community about commercializing research tools. The free webinar will be held January 25, 4:00pm. Register via Zoom. Research tools are valuable assets to the global scientific community. As a result, University of...

OVPR will host a series of research communications workshops in spring 2022

The Office of the Vice President for Research is sponsoring five research communications training opportunities during the spring 2022 semester led by nationally recognized experts in the field of research communication. “Effective communication about science, research, and scholarship, and the significance of this work, is critically important to sustaining funding, attracting collaborators, and...

Eighty-two of the University of Iowa’s rising stars are showcased on banners downtown

The University of Iowa undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers and scholars in the Dare to Discover banner campaign are making waves in fields ranging from astronomy to medicine, public health, education and art.

OVPR seeking faculty to serve as part-time associate vice presidents

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has formed a search committee to recruit part-time associate vice presidents for research who will oversee OVPR’s work on behalf of the arts, humanities and social sciences, as well as the biomedical, mathematical, and physical sciences. These positions will divide many of the current responsibilities of former Associate Vice President for...

OVPR seeks director for Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication Facility

The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking a director for its Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication (MATFab) Facility. The current director, UI professor of chemistry Chris Cheatum, will step down from MATFab after his appointment as associate dean for the natural, mathematical, and social sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes effect Jan...

Nominate an exceptional colleague or student for the Discovery and Innovation awards

The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking award nominations of faculty, staff, and students engaged in outstanding research and scholarship, safety, communication, and mentorship.

Iowa legislators tour UI research activities

Three Iowa legislators met with researchers and innovators engaged in COVID-19 testing, autonomous rural vehicles, and other areas of discovery during a visit to the University of Iowa Nov. 9 hosted by the UI Office for the Vice President for Research. Led by UI Vice President for Research Marty Scholtz, Iowa Reps. Monica Kurth and Dean Fisher, toured the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) and the...

UI Research Foundation launches new website

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

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...