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UI announces recipients of Discovery and Innovation awards

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...
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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.
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UI recognizes researchers, scholars, innovators, and mentors

University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students continued making great strides in research, scholarship, and innovation this past year—despite the pandemic—as standout investigators, inventors, and mentors. While the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) had to forego a public ceremony recognizing their work, Vice President for Research Marty Scholtz said it’s just as valued and...
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Nominations sought for leading researchers, scholars, and mentors

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, and mentorship. Nominations for OVPR’s annual Discovery and Innovation Awards, which will be announced in April and celebrated virtually next spring, are due Feb. 2. This year OVPR has added an award to recognize...
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Researchers, scholars, inventors and mentors recognized

Like much else this spring, the Office of the Vice President’s annual Celebrating Excellence awards event had to be tabled because of the COVID-19 outbreak. While glasses weren’t raised on April 28, when the awards program was scheduled to take place at Hancher, OVPR still wants to recognize, faculty, staff, and students who stand out for their commitment to discovery, their shepherding of young...

OVPR COVID-19 Related Closures and Cancelations

Following is a list of Office of the Vice President for Research venues and activities impacted by the COVID-19 situation. [Updated March 13, 2020] Closed Pentacrest Museums (Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Natural History). Facilities closed and all scheduled activities canceled through at least April 7. Canceled March 24: Research in the Capitol, Des Moines March 25: Creative Matters...
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Nominate top researchers, scholars, and innovators by Feb. 4

The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking nominations by Feb. 4 for leading researchers, scholars, and innovators among University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students. The Discovery and Innovation Awards recognize University of Iowa faculty, postdocs, professional staff, and students for exemplary contributions to research, scholarship, mentorship, and research administration....
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Awards program honors university researchers and innovators

The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) on Tuesday night celebrated faculty, staff, and students who have distinguished themselves in the areas of research, scholarship, innovation and mentoring. Joined by the UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) and the newest member of its organization—the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU)--OVPR...
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Nominations for Discovery and Innovation Awards are due February 5

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is now accepting nominations for outstanding University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students in the areas of research, scholarship, innovation, and mentorship. “These awards recognize the incredible and transformative work happening across our campus, from History to Neuroscience,” said John Keller, Interim Vice President for Research. “Every...
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Nominate an outstanding researcher or scholar for the Discovery and Innovation Awards

Incredible research and scholarly activity is taking place every day on the University of Iowa campus. To recognize this work by faculty, research staff, and students, the Office of Research and Economic Development has released a call for nominations for the annual Discovery and Innovation Awards Ceremony. “A key component of the University of Iowa’s mission is to conduct leading-edge research...
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Deadline extended to Feb. 10 for Discovery and Innovation Awards

The deadline has been extended to receive nominations for the Discovery and Innovation Awards, which honor University of Iowa faculty, staff and student research, innovation, mentorship and startup success.
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Nominations open for research, innovation, mentorship, and startup awards

Nominations are open for University of Iowa faculty, staff, and student researchers, creators, mentors, and entrepreneurs for the UI’s annual Discovery & Innovation Awards Ceremony, which will be held in April 2017.