Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant Program (PIRS)

November 21, 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.

Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research (PIIR)

November 21, 2016

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.

Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants

November 18, 2016

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.

Swenson interviews

November 17, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Sue Danielson, WHO Radio, about prospects for holiday shopping in Iowa.

He also did an interview with Pat Brink, news director at KYOU-TV in Ottumwa, about holiday shopping and the prospects for nonmetropolitan trade centers like Ottumwa.

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Phased Retirement Program

November 8, 2016

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. 

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