Research Enhancement Grants

Research Enhancement Grants are designed to foster collaborative research among faculty in CHS and across ISU. The CHS encourages faculty and staff members to engage in high-quality research efforts that have positive impacts on ISU, Iowa, the U.S., and the world. Typically, this type of research is conducted by multi-disciplinary teams, and CHS supports development of teams that can conduct creative, innovative and scientifically important work. It is anticipated that research projects will help research teams advance the CHS mission by contributing to one or more of the following cross-cutting CHS themes:

  • Health and well-being
  • Education and human development
  • Science and technology in the human environment
  • Community enhancement and entrepreneurship

Complete Details: Refer to the Research Enhancement Grant RFP (doc)  for complete details on proposal format, process and reporting requirements.


Proposals due: November 1 at noon

Funds available: January 15

Funds spent: Funds must be spent and accounted for by the last day of the grant period.


The PI(s) must be full-time faculty or staff in CHS and eligible to serve on external funding proposals. Projects must involve multidisciplinary teams. Collaborative groups should include at least two additional co-PIs from ISU who represent multiple departments on campus.

Submission requirements

Proposals must be submitted via e-mail in a single document (in PDF format) to the office of the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education (ADRGE) at with Research Enhancement Grant Proposal in the subject line. You will receive an e-mail confirming the submission was received.  If you do not, please contact Jamie Wilson. Retain the hard copy of the signed proposal for your records.