OSPA will be closed during winter break from December 23th, 2016 through January 2rd, 2017.
Dean and Wyoming Excellence Chair
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
Application deadline: Jan. 6, 2017
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.
Grad Student Research Conference in Business and Economics
May 25-26, 2017
Abstract deadline: Feb. 1, 2017
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.
Understanding Productivity Growth in Agriculture
May 11-12, 2017
To be considered for inclusion on the program, papers must be uploaded by Dec 31, 2016 to the following site:
Research Economists in the areas of macro, monetary, financial, international economics
Application deadline: Nov. 27, 2016
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.
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.
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.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Application deadline: Dec. 2, 2016
Extension Educator, Ag Systems Economist (3 positions)
MS in Ag Econ or related field required
Application review begins: Dec. 5, 2016
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.
Assistant Professor of Agribusiness
Morrison School of Agribusiness
Application deadline: Dec. 15, 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.
More information http://www.hrs.iastate.edu/hrs/node/152