Category: ERI News

Revised Exploratory Research Program released for Spring deadline

The College has recently reviewed and revised its Exploratory Research Program. The new guidelines are available here and take effect immediately. The program will now offer two deadlines per year: March 15 and September 15. 20% cost share from either the PI or the Dept is required. The next deadline is now March 15, 2018. … Continue reading Revised Exploratory Research Program released for Spring deadline

ERI Winter Hours

Winter Hours ERI and OSPA will be closed from Dec. 23, 2017  – Jan. 1, 2018. All ERI staff will be on vacation and email will not be monitored during this time period. 12/11/17            GoldSheets should arrive in OSPA for proposals with budgets over $2M and due dates between 12/22/17 and 1/05/18. 12/18/17             GoldSheets should arrive in … Continue reading ERI Winter Hours

*New* Proposal Editing Service

ERI has begun a new proposal review service that entails the review and editing of the technical narrative for clarity of argument, grammar and compliance with formatting requirements. Proposal review requests should be received a minimum of two weeks prior to the submission deadline. Manuscripts must be provided no later than 5 business days prior … Continue reading *New* Proposal Editing Service

Research Development Support Programs re-released for FY18

The College of Engineering is committed to helping our faculty increase and diversify the sources of their research funding. We are re-releasing our support programs for FY18. The active programs are: Exploratory Research Projects, Pursuit Development Funds and the Faculty Travel Program. More information and application instructions can be found here.

Spring 2017 ERP projects awarded

The Exploratory Research Projects program at Iowa State’s College of Engineering is supporting faculty members as they gather preliminary data for high-risk, high-impact, novel research ideas. This spring, seven projects will receive grants to explore new research areas. The next proposal deadline for the program is April 1, 2017. Read about the latest awards here.

New and Revised VPR Office research funding

Iowa State University Internal funds Posted: November 17, 2016 Information available here: https://www.grantshub.iastate.edu/finding-funding/internal-funding-opportunities/ Inside Update news  http://www.vpresearch.iastate.edu/index.cfm/47530/41051/presidential_funding_helps_launch_new_internal_funding_programs_to_advance_innovative_earlystage_research_and_instrumentation

College hosted the Fall NAWEA 2017 Symposium

The College hosted the 2017 North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA) Symposium, September 26-29, 2017. Dr. Anupam Sharma (AERE), Dr. Hui Hu (AERE) and Dr. Simon Laflamme (CCEE) were the conference co-chairs. Please see the symposium website for more details.

College launches expanded research development support programs

The College of Engineering is committed to helping our faculty increase and diversify the sources of their research funding. It has therefore expanded its research development support and offers the following four programs: 1.) Exploratory Research Projects 2.) Pursuit Development Funds 3.) ACRI: Support for Developing Strategic Research Thrusts 4.) Faculty Travel Program. More information … Continue reading College launches expanded research development support programs

ACRI support helps Martin secure $3 million from ARPA-E

Steve Martin, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is working to create a low-cost, safe and efficient sodium-based battery thanks to $3 million in funding he received from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) OPEN 2015 program. Martin used ACRI funds to obtain … Continue reading ACRI support helps Martin secure $3 million from ARPA-E

ERI-managed Hexcrete towers project successfully completes Phase 1.

The ERI-managed Hexcrete Tall Towers for wind turbines project funded by the Dept. of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, successfully completed Phase 1 last month when it wrapped up structural load testing on a full-scale section of a tower at the U. of Minnesota MAST facility. Fatigue testing of a partial section is on-going … Continue reading ERI-managed Hexcrete towers project successfully completes Phase 1.

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Projects Featured at Wind Energy Symposium

As graduate students slipped into the few remaining seats in a packed room, Iowa State University Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert and College of Engineering Dean Sarah Rajala thanked the presenters and attendees at the Wind Energy Industry Symposium, held September 29 at Iowa State. “Events like this symposium lead us to great … Continue reading Iowa NSF EPSCoR Projects Featured at Wind Energy Symposium

FY15 Engineering Research Institute Annual Report Now Available

The Engineering Research Institute provides faculty focused research support for College of Engineering faculty and their collaborators. We continue to make steady progress in our mission to help CoE faculty increase and diversify their research portfolios. We accomplish this by spotting pockets of faculty research excellence, identifying viable funding opportunities, engaging faculty to develop compelling and compliant … Continue reading FY15 Engineering Research Institute Annual Report Now Available

2016 ACRI Internal Grant Programs announced

The Accelerating Collaboration in Research Initiative (ACRI) is a program designed to help CoE faculty increase research collaboration and compete for significant external funding. Last year, we funded the following four strategic research initiatives:  Advanced Thermal Technology – PI: Prof. Yue Wu (CBE) Icing Physics & Anti-/ De-icing Technology – PI: Prof. Hui Hu (AE) Materials … Continue reading 2016 ACRI Internal Grant Programs announced