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NBER Call for Small Grant Proposals – Economics of Digitization
Deadline: January 4, 2022
The NBER, with generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, seeks proposals for research grants for projects related to the Economics of Digitization. Grant requests may be for up to $15,000 each. The grants will support projects that can be carried out during the calendar year 2022.
On Nov. 16, 2021, the Department of Economics held a reception to honor Paul Gallagher, retired professor, on his retirement from Iowa State.
Kabe Boysen, ag bus junior, was in Indianapolis recently representing Iowa FFA in the National Officer Candidate Process. He was among 37 FFA members nationwide that have been selected to vie for national office at the 94th National FFA Convention and Expo, held October 27-30.
Adam Knoblock, ag business sophomore, has been selected as a 2022 Farm Foundation Cultivator, and is invited to their semi-annual Round Table Meeting at the Opal Grand Resort and Spa.
Regulatory agencies have recently indicated a need to document investigator familiarity with responsibilities associated with sponsored work. As a result, Iowa State University Finance Service Delivery and the Office of the Vice President for Research have developed an investigator responsibility overview training module. All Principal Investigators with active or new awards are required to complete the approximately 35-minute training no later than January 1, 2022.
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Energy Justice & Public Finance
With partners in a new community-driven research project from Little Big Horn College, University of Wyoming (R. Coupal!), and the Center for American Progress, I hope to recruit a post-doctoral researcher for an exciting 2-year position beginning in 2022. The position has been approved but is not yet posted on the MSU web site. I urge interested candidates to reach out to me if you wish to learn more.
Hunter Crawford, ag business senior, has been elected as a member of the ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Master of Science in the Department of Economics, Iowa State University
Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen wrote a guest column for the Nov. 14 Des Moines Register about the late Dr. Neil Harl's role at Iowa State.
This year's James R. Prescott Scholarship in Economics recipients are Kyunghoon Ban, Xiaoyin Li, Nieyan Cheng and Jun Yeong Lee, who are being recognized for creative papers in their research portfolios.
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is pleased to announce the launch of its 2022 Request for Proposals.
The Ag Startup Engine was awarded the 2021 LWBJ Impact Award at the Technology Association of Iowa’s annual Prometheus Award event Nov. 4 in Des Moines, IA. Kevin Kimle, teaching professor, is the director of the Ag Startup Engine, the agtech fund that the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative helped start in 2016.
Emeritus Professor Neil Harl passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
PhD student Chris Pudenz and his family hosted two dozen graduate students and several junior faculty on their Carroll, Iowa, farm on Nov. 7.
Beatrice Maule, ag business junior, has had her paper, "How Gender Affects Successions and Transfers of Iowa Farms," featured on the International Farm Transition Network (IFTN) website.
Chad Hart, professor, was interviewed for a Nov. 3 Radio Iowa story, "Fertilizer prices bound, compounding challenges for farmers."