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Resilient Iowa Registration

September 11, 2019 3:46 pm

The 2019 Resilient Iowa will be held at the ISU Scheman building on September 26th

 Attached please find the schedule and consider attending if your interests align. The meeting is a “collaboration workshop” for professionals broadly working on trauma informed services/care resilience etc. to discuss their work. Highlights include two breakout sessions to discuss topics, A Group Lunch Meeting with Iowa Health and Human Services Policy Makers: Rick Shults, Administrator for Mental Health and Disability Services at DHS will join Department of Education Director Ryan Wise, and Iowa showcase and a Closing Session  with Chi Kim– Pure Edge Victor Carrion, Stanford Medical School on building resilient communities.

Please feel free to share this agenda to anyone who you think would be interested in attending.

Please register at your earliest: Go to the registration page at

ISU Limited Submissions (9/11/2019)

September 11, 2019 3:44 pm

There are two new limited submission opportunities announced this week. There are 10 opportunities described below.

Please follow the Action described with each limited submission opportunity to notify the VPR Office of your interest in submitting to a particular opportunity or participating in the internal competition.

Information concerning all open limited submission opportunities can be found HERE.

A calendar of limited submission opportunities can be found on the Limited Submissions webpage.

ISU’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Offers Scholarships for Iowa Undergraduates

September 11, 2019 3:23 pm

September 10, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Junior and senior undergraduates at Iowa four-year colleges and universities are invited to submit proposals to a new sustainability scholarship program sponsored by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.

Awards of up to $1,000 will be provided to selected proposals to support planned learning and participation experiences for students interested in the broad area of sustainability. The awards are designed to support students seeking to gain experience that nurtures their knowledge of the big-picture aspects of sustainability.

Students can apply from any public or private four-year college or university in Iowa. Proposals can be related to agriculture, food, natural resources or related topics. Applicants are required to work with a faculty mentor at the student’s educational institution to develop a proposal that shows how they plan to use the scholarship support. Proposals can be defined educational, research or work projects, attendance at a meeting of relevant interest or other educational opportunity.

“Our goal is that this learning experience will offer more students the chance to encounter the principles and concepts of sustainability through a planned learning activity and consider how they will use that knowledge in future life experiences,” said Mark Rasmussen, director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. “This will help students develop an understanding of the complex realities of applying sustainability to real-world situations.”

The deadline for submission is Oct. 30, 2019. Selected proposals will be notified by Dec. 15, 2019. Funds will be made available for use in the spring or summer of 2020. A final report of activities and learning experience will be required upon completion.

The program is made possible by private donor funds supporting the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State. Additional scholarships will be provided by private donor funds supporting the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; scholarships from these funds will be awarded to eligible juniors and seniors from among the 25 majors in the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Find more details about the scholarships and how to apply at the Leopold Center website,

Research Social on Perry!

September 11, 2019 3:21 pm

Please join us for the first meeting of the new CEAH Faculty Learning Community interested in learning more about community-engaged research and coursework in Perry, IA. This interdisciplinary working group will meet 4-5 times throughout the AY 2019-2020 both on campus and with community leaders and organizers in Perry. We have a small budget to support meetings and travel and look forward to collaborating!

Our first meeting will be Monday, September 23rd 4:30-5:30pm in the College of Design Atrium

 Feel free to contact Megan Myers ( or Ben Shirtcliff ( with any questions.

RFP: BioSciences – Vaccines and immunotherapeutics funding opportunity

September 11, 2019 3:12 pm

In 2017 Governor Kim Reynolds identified four bioscience platforms as key growth engines for Iowa’s economy. To support these efforts, the state provided new funds to Iowa State to work across university, industry and government partners to accelerate technology transfer among these platforms: Biobased Chemicals and ProductsPrecision and Digital Agriculture and Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. This new request for proposals focuses specifically on economic development related to the Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics platform. New joint industry-university projects will be funded for six months with a maximum of $40,000 per project. The submission deadline is October 4, 2019. All materials should be submitted here.


To review other internal funding opportunities, including the previously advertised Biobased Chemicals and Products RFP, please see the Internal Funding opportunities page on the Grants Hub website.

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