Wendong Zhang, assistant professor and farm management specialist, spoke with Von Ketelsen from KCIM 1380 AM and KICK 106.7 FM about Iowa farmland value trends and the upcoming press conference on Dec. 13, 2016.
Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants are intended to support the initial stages of innovative, high-risk and high-reward projects that have an interdisciplinary focus and have strong potential for external (competitive) funding. These stages may include performing preliminary work and facilitating collaboration. It is expected that a competitive proposal for a sizable project will be submitted to an external funding agency within a year of the completion of the Research Seed Grant period.
This program funds larger interdisciplinary research groups for up to 3 years. Groups are expected to define an integrated interdisciplinary research effort distinguished by intellectual excellence and driven by a clear vision of fundamental advances, new discoveries, or technological developments having state, national, and global economic and societal impact. Further, the area of scholarship should likely be such that more than one agency may support the work.
Fifteen Iowa college freshmen majoring in agricultural business have each been awarded $1,000 scholarships through a collaboration with Landus Cooperative and the Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Economics.
The Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant Program will offer awards to support the initial stages of new interdisciplinary research that has strong potential to attract external funding. Funding is provided by President Leath and a gift from Mary G. Miller to create an endowment honoring her mother, Mary N. Miller.
Tenure-eligible faculty, senior lecturers, and senior clinicians at all stages of their career can apply for the 2-year, $30,000-$50,000 per-year awards.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, arranged for a delegation from DuPont Pioneer China to visit Key Cooperative to learn about the cooperative business model, capitalization, and member use of the cooperative.
The following are details for all faculty members who may be planning to use the ISU online testing center during Spring 2017 but who have not yet registered their courses or examination information.
Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the economics office hours for next week will be:
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Sue Danielson, WHO Radio, about prospects for holiday shopping in Iowa.
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor, delivered the keynote address, "Economies as Constructively Rational Games: Oh, the Places We Could Go!" at Duke Forest Conference, Durham, NC, November 11-13, 2016.
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
$17,500 stipend—$10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year.
On Oct. 26, 2016, an Economics Alumni Panel on “Free Trade and Business at the Border” was presented before an audience of 200 at the Gerdin Business building.
Faculty and staff considering phased retirement:
The current Board-approved Phased Retirement program will expire on June 30, 2017, unless renewed by the Board prior to expiration. To date, there has been no indication from the Board Office of plans to renew the program after June 30, 2017. Consequently, if you have been considering phased retirement, you may want to finalize your decision in the near future.
More information http://www.hrs.iastate.edu/hrs/node/152
The Institute of International Education is seeking qualified applicants for the Japan-IMF Scholarship Program (JISP) for Advanced Studies for the 2017-2019 program. The JISP is a two-year program intended to help Japanese nationals obtaining Ph.D. degrees in macroeconomics and preparing them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Up to seven scholarships are awarded annually on a competitive basis to students with a record of high academic achievement.
Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2017
The next deadline for foreign travel grants is approaching. Applications to both CALS and LAS are due in the college offices by Jan. 5, 2017. Note that submissions to LAS require that you provide a copy of your CV as a separate PDF (CALS submissions do not require a CV). Since Joshua Rosenbloom must endorse all requests and rank them if there is more than one, please (a) alert him as soon as possible if you anticipate applying, and (b) forward your application to him no later than Dec. 20 if at all possible.
Sonya Huffman, adjunct associate professor, presented the paper, “Diet, Alcohol Consumption, Lifestyle and Happiness: Application to Russian Data,” at the 8th Multidisciplinary Academic Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, October 14-15, 2016.
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, made a presentation, "Agricultural Entrepreneurship – A Supply-Side View," Nov. 2, 2016 at the Prairie Crest Capital Ag Tech Investor Conference, West Des Moines, Iowa.
The Iowa-led EE-AGG team, a collaboration of rural investors, business leaders and engineering companies, announced that it has been named as one of the 27 teams advancing in the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global competition to develop breakthrough technologies...
The econ department website will soon contain a new page featuring the research work done by undergrad students working with faculty for a class or project. The page will feature the student and name of the paper, with a short description or abstract or a link to the paper. The class or project, and the faculty member with whom the student is working will be included.
Alumna Shazia Manus (economics ’98), was presented the Public Engagement Award, Department of Economics...
To all researchers and grant coordinators: The NSF has issued a revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Guide (NSF 17-1).