The State of Iowa’s designation as an EPSCoR jurisdiction has generated new opportunities for extramural funding for research at Iowa’s Regents Institutions. Examples of current research projects are outlined below.

Building Sustainable Energy Systems

This five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation builds Iowa's research capacity in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The program is composed of four major platforms: bioenergy, wind energy, energy utilization, and energy policy.


This three-year, $400,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is directed towards developing long-term, self-sustaining, nationally-competitive capabilities in aerospace and aerospace-related research in Iowa. The program funds fellowships and travel grants for Iowa researchers to attend important technical conferences and collaborate with other researchers for extended periods of time, among other activities.

View the full list of Iowa EPSCoR-funded research.