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February 9, 2001

Plant Sciences Institute launches grants program

The Plant Sciences Institute has established a competitive grants program to promote research excellence at Iowa State. The program is open to all faculty, P&S researchers at the P17 level or above, and post-doctoral research fellows. Funding will be granted only for new research, not to continue existing projects. Successful proposals will demonstrate:
  • Excellent science relevant to the missions of the Plant Sciences Institute or its centers.
  • A high probability of future funding at the federal level.
  • A benefit to multiple research programs at Iowa State.
  • A high potential to foster long-term collaborations among investigators on projects relevant to the missions of the institute or its centers.
Funding per project is limited to $30,000 a year for two years. The total funding available in FY02 year is $120,000. Proposals are due Friday, March 23. More information is available from Deanne Brill,, or 4-5255; or online at

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