Bridge-building isn’t just about making connections, growing relationships, and finding common goals (though it’s all of those things). It’s also about taking action through hard and coordinated work, sweat equity, and a shared vision to close the gap between one thing and another.
Researchers from the University of Iowa (UI) and Iowa State University (ISU) are building joint teams that will work to use gut bacteria to treat chronic diseases, improve weather forecasts for precision agriculture, and produce better vaccines against swine and avian flu.
AMES and IOWA CITY, Iowa – In an effort to spur greater collaboration between bioscience researchers at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa, the two schools have awarded seed grants to help investigators build teams, collect data, grow projects and win grants.
At universities, “interdisciplinary collaboration” is more than a buzz phrase. Increasingly, it’s a condition for securing research funding and tackling challenges in the sciences, arts, and humanities in new and more effective ways.
To help University of Iowa researchers connect with potential funding sources and with one another within and beyond their disciplines and institution, the Division of Sponsored Programs in the Office of Research and Economic Development has launched a new collaboration resource page.