Graduate students were involved in many aspects of research and outreach for Iowa NSF EPSCoR.
Leading the Bioeconomy Graduate Fellowships
One-year competitive graduate fellowships were offered as part of the Leading the Bioeconomy Initiative appropriation from the Iowa Legislature, and administered through the Bioeconomy Institute (BEI). These fellowships sought to attract high caliber graduate students to ISU in agriculture, biosciences, engineering, economics, and other disciplines with research interests related to the bioeconomy.
Three fellowships were awarded to new graduate students admitted for spring 2014, and nine fellowships for new graduate students admitted for fall 2014. Each fellowship provided up to $33,000 for one year that may be used for tuition, stipend, benefits, and a conference presentation by the fellowship recipient. For more information, please see the Bioeconomy Institute webpage.
Iowa NSF EPSCoR Annual All-Hands Meeting Student Poster Competition
A research-focused student poster competition was held at every Iowa EPSCoR Annual All-Hands Meeting. The competition provided an opportunity for students affiliated with an Iowa institute of education to showcase their current or completed research and earn a cash prize.