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NSF Grants conference webcast is now available

December 15, 2016

The Fall 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference Webcast is now available on YouTube, and may be accessed here.

Topics include: Types of NSF Funding Opportunities, Proposal Preparation, Award Management, the Merit Review Process, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, and more.

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Swenson on Coralville's tax usage

December 14, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Maddy Arnold, Cedar Rapids Gazette, about Coralville’s high tax increment finance usage.

He also taped a segment with Andy Peterson, WMT Radio. on consumer sentiment and holiday shopping prospects this year and Rob Dillard, Iowa Public Radio, about the state’s economic outlook.

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European Union - Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

December 8, 2016

Pre-announcement: A Multilateral Joint Call for Proposals on Transformations to Sustainability (T2S)
Climate change, environmental degradation and resource pressures have created unprecedented situations for societies worldwide. Conventional knowledge and capacity building to tackle the challenges associated with sustainability have proven inadequate, and a comprehensive and concerted research initiative is needed to boost research on transformations to sustainability that can catalyse new kinds of solutions to environmental and social challenges.

Responsible Conduct of Research course

December 7, 2016

The Office of the Vice President for Research, in coordination with the Graduate College, offers a one-credit course each semester for graduate students who need to (or want to) complete training in the responsible conduct of research. Not only does this course satisfy both NSF, USDA-NIFA, and NIH training requirements for grants that students may be working on, but it also provides students with a solid foundation of knowledge regarding various topics.

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Swenson media contacts

December 7, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, spoke with Patrick McGroarty, Wall Street Journal reporter, about the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit and the potential consequences for farmers and Iowa’s rural economy.

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