The Research Development Office (RDO) within the Office of the Vice President for Research has selected the winners of eight pilot grants intended to sustain the continued growth of the campus research enterprise by providing competitive seed funding in strategic areas.
The Seeding Excellence Initiative is made possible through funding from the public-private partnership (P3) Year 1 funding cycle. The awards range from $25,000 - $50,000.
“The Seeding Excellence projects, many of which involve partnerships with community organizations, seek to address real-world challenges facing Iowans,” said Aaron Kline, director of the Research Development Office. “From examining infrastructure challenges in small communities, to developing solutions for increasing civic participation among new residents, these innovative and often-interdisciplinary projects are responsive to 21st century challenge."