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.
Despite the enormous hurdles presented by the pandemic, the University of Iowa secured its highest-ever level of external funding for research, scholarship, and creative activities last year—including research contributing to the development of effective COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.
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 essential to advance understanding in medicine, engineering, the arts, and the humanities.
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.
Research funding at the University of Iowa in Fiscal Year 2020 is helping power a wide array of investigations into everything from COVID-19 and diabetes treatments, to depression, papermaking, and the poetry of Walt Whitman.
In a twist on the saying about life and lemons, University of Iowa researchers have trained their collective expertise on understanding and neutralizing the dangers COVID-19 poses to human health and society even as the pandemic has kept many of them away from campus for months in the interest of health and safety.
The second annual Research Services Fair Oct. 10 will offer University of Iowa faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and students more experts, resources, and opportunities to succeed in research and scholarship—all under one roof.
Cross-disciplinary research and scholarship fueled by FY 2018 numbers
The University of Iowa had another strong year for projects that will benefit Iowans, the country, and world thanks to an increase in federal funding for research and the number of proposals, grants, and contracts awarded in fiscal year 2018.
University of Iowa students spend a lot of time hitting the books, sitting in lectures, and writing papers, but in between many are also helping to answer some of life’s most important and interesting questions as researchers and scholars.
For almost 40 years, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies has served as both oasis and laboratory for researchers from across the world looking for space to dive deep into their disciplines while rubbing elbows and minds with experts from other fields.