Research to
Change the World

Iowa State University researchers are bettering society through groundbreaking research

From foundational research that contributes building blocks to greater exploration, to translational research that leads directly to new innovations and solutions, our researchers collaborate across disciplines to improve lives in Iowa, the nation, and the world.

Research Support Services

Grants Hub

Grants Hub helps researchers across Iowa State University win funding and build effective, high-impact interdisciplinary research teams and projects.

Office of Research Ethics

ORE is committed to ensuring the integrity of Iowa State’s research product by supporting faculty and staff in meeting the ethics and compliance aspects of their research.

Office of Sponsored Programs Administration

OSPA supports the Iowa State Research enterprise through a wide range of services from reviewing and endorsing proposals to negotiating agreements and accepting and authorizing awards.

Attending Veterinarian and Laboratory Animal Resources

The Attending Veterinarian (AV) and Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) ensure Iowa State research and teaching involving animals are performed humanely, safely and efficiently.

Faces of

In our society, we are so heavily driven on drugs, pharmaceuticals, and finding a cure for everything. But we have 2 million people in the U.S. living with Parkinson’s disease right now, and researchers often forget about this. Who knows if there will ever be a cure.

Research News

Iowa State University Strategic Pillars

Four strategic pillars serve as the foundation for Iowa State University’s vision to lead the world in advancing the land-grant ideals of putting science, technology, and human creativity to work. These pillars encompass themes of acknowledged areas of excellence at Iowa State and, most importantly, give structure and direction to make a difference for our state and world in the years ahead.

Innovative Solutions

Innovation, creativity, and an entrepreneurial attitude inspire the curriculum, decision making and outlook for Iowa State University. We strive to bring a creative mindset and unique solutions to grand challenges around environmental, social, economic, and cultural sustainability, while meeting the needs of society with integrity.

Education Experience

Promoting an excellent educational experience focused on student engagement, knowledge growth, transformative opportunities, and access to a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment will create a strong foundation for success and prosperity for well-educated graduates with life-long relationships to Iowa State University.

Community Engagement

Through active participation in and partnership with the local, state, and global communities, Iowa State University advances its land-grant mission to serve society by engaging our stakeholders to understand and address their needs and challenges.

Knowledge & Discovery

We enhance our understanding of our universe and ourselves and create and discover new methods, pedagogies, thought processes, and knowledge. Through deep analysis, research, and collaboration, we bring forth new technologies, science, perspectives, and ideas to benefit a changing world.

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