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FY2021 funding supports COVID-19 research and much more

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. Funding also allowed UI experts from a variety of disciplines to apply their knowledge in exciting and novel ways to support Iowa communities. [UI research...
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UI research funding sets new record in FY2021

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. The UI saw a 31% increase in public and private research dollars compared to the previous year, and a 24%...
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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...

External funding supports a wide range of research and scholarship

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. [Related: Record funding fuels research into COVID-19, writing and other areas of UI strengths] Nicholas Mohr, professor of emergency medicine, anesthesia, and epidemiology...
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Record funding fuels research into COVID-19, writing and other areas of UI strengths

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. From testing novel treatments in a clinical setting, to creating unique mouse...
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Second annual Research Services Fair Oct. 10 expected to be bigger, better

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. The event starts at 1 p.m. at Hancher Auditorium and concludes with a special edition of the Research Development Office’s (RDO) Science on Tap lecture series...

Federal funding for research increases at the University of Iowa

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. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) granted UI medical and healthcare researchers...
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Student researchers, scholars get spotlight in 2018 banner campaign

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. To shine a light on their work, the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPR&ED) is featuring 64 students in this year’s Dare...

Obermann Center’s Graduate Institute celebrates 10 years of public engagement

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. In 1978, the University House was renamed to honor a generous gift from University of Iowa alumni Esco and Avalon Obermann. Today, the center...
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Nominations sought for annual research, scholarship awards

Nominations are being sought 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. The UI Office of Research and Economic Development, the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Operations, the Graduate College, the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, and...