Grants and other funding that support University of Iowa research and scholarship reached an all-time high in FY19, bolstered in part by increased support from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
University of Iowa faculty interested in learning how to translate their research into a device, service, or business are invited to apply to the UI’s Faculty Innovators Workshop, a four-week version of the UI Venture School designed to help participants develop marketable ideas and accelerate the startup process.
The next cohort starts Oct. 25, and workshop sessions run from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 9, and Nov. 15 in Room 1459 of the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building.
Federal support of University of Iowa research and scholarship increased 4 percent in fiscal year 2016, with substantial gains from both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF).
Federal research funding increased $8.5 million over FY15, from $231.9 million to $240.4 million.
The University of Iowa has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to establish an I-Corps Site Program for accelerating commercialization of technologies developed by UI faculty, students, and staff.
The program includes an initiative to increase the number of woman entrepreneurs in particular.
The University of Iowa’s team is the only one in Iowa and one of just 34 teams nationally that are providing this unique training for startups and early commercialization opportunities.