The Office for Research at Idaho State University fosters and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with federal, state and corporate sponsors.  We provide high quality and timely service to our faculty and staff while maintaining balance between the interests of ISU, the State of Idaho, and the interests of industry for the public good.

We encompass several areas that handle different parts of the research process. For a variety or research areas including- energy and environmental applications, healthcare, biomedical, geosciences, data assurance - The ISU Office for Research handles the details to assist with projects.

Research Funding - the Sponsored Programs & Support team assists faculty and staff as they develop proposals for external funding for sponsored research, scholarly and community service projects ans post-award assistance.

Research Compliance and Requirements- to ensure faculty, staff and students have a general awareness of relevant research compliance rules, understanding of requirements connected to specific research acitvities and monitoring tools to document ISU's research compliance, the Research Outreach & Compliance team is available for assistance.

Innovation & Collaboration - ISU's talented researchers and students push the boundaries of innovation independently and collaboratively with private-sector partners.  To promote scientific developments and develop partnerships the Technology Commercialization office is available to support these endeavors.


One Minute With a Researcher

The Office for Research is proud to present our YouTube series  "One Minute with a Researcher" where researchers across campus provide insight into their areas of study.

Research in the News:

ISU researcher Michael Meyers publishes study showing lower rates of injury for collegiate men soccer players playing on FieldTurf

Idaho State University researcher Michael Meyers has published research findings that conclude there is a significantly lower injury rate for collegiate men’s soccer athletes playing on FieldTurf, a type of artificial turf, versus playing on natural grass.

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Researchers eye opening of ISU's New Research Data Center

“The need for a state-of-the-art RDC housed at ISU has been escalating as a wealth of federal and regional big data have become more readily available - but not always accessible - to our researchers," said Neels Van der Schyf, ISU vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School. "Ready access through our new RDC to these data opens new research and partnering opportunities regionally and nationally.

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Idaho State University interns design robot for nuclear fuel facility

Cheers erupted from an audience peering over plywood walls into a mock-up work cell. The robot  inside had successfully transported a surrogate radioactive sample from an inter-facility transfer box, out of its transfer  containers, into an examination instrument, and then back again. It was a satisfying ending to a  nine-month-long project for four Idaho State University (ISU) mechanical and nuclear engineering  students serving internships at Idaho National Laboratory.

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Office for Research

Contact Us
Vice President's Office
Dr. Cornelis (Neels) Van der Schyf
Phone: 208-282-3134
Sandy Shea
Management Assistant to the VPR
Phone: 208-282-3134
Physical Address:
921 S. 8th Ave
Administration, Bldg 10, Rm 251
Pocatello, ID 83209

Mailing Address:
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8130
Pocatello, ID 83209-8130

Sponsored Programs & Support
Dave Harris, Assistant VP
Phone: (208) 282-5824
Physical Address:
Business & Technology Center, Bldg 86
1651 Alvin Ricken Dr.
Pocatello, ID 83201
Mailing Adress:
921 S. 8th Ave, Stop 8046
Pocatello, ID 83209-8046
Research Outreach & Compliance
Dr. Deb Easterly, Assistant VP
ISU Research Integrity Officer
ISU Export Control Officer 
Phone: 208-282-2618
Physical Address:
Business & Technology Center, Bldg 86
1651 Alvin Ricken Drive, Room 107
Pocatello, ID 83201
Mailing Address:
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8046
Pocatello, ID  83209-8046
Technology Commercialization
Christopher Fasel, Director
Phone: (208) 282-1646
Physical Address:
921 S. 8th Ave.
Administration Bldg 10, Rm 321D
Pocatello, ID  83209-8142
Mailing Address:
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8142
Pocatello, ID  83209-8142


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