Office for Research
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 of 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 and Support team assists faculty and staff as they develop proposals for external funding for sponsored research, scholarly and community service projects and 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 activities and monitoring tools to document ISU's research compliance, the Research Outreach and 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, Fi-Ber Sports to test hockey skate protector using $111K Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission grant
Researchers at Idaho State University are building a machine to fire hockey pucks at 100 miles per hour at hockey skate protective gear to test a product designed by Fi-Ber Sports, Inc. in Boise. Fi-Ber Sports has created a product called HOPlite Skate Armor™ that incorporates a patented design to protect amateur and professional hockey players from catastrophic injury.
Five Idaho State University faculty members honored with 2017 Outstanding Researcher Awards
One Outstanding Researcher will receive the 2017 ISU Distinguished Researcher Award. The winner will be announced at ISU commencement on May 6.
The faculty members who will receive ISU Outstanding Researcher Awards are Jessica Winston, professor of English, chair of the Department of History; Karl Madaras-Kelly, professor, College of Pharmacy, located in Meridian; Erin Rasmussen, professor, Department of Psychology; Thom Hasenpflug, chair and professor, Department of Music and co-director of the School for Performing Arts; Raphael Chijioke Njoku, chair of the Department of Global Studies, program director of Department of International studies, and history professor.
ISU researchers coordinate multi-nation studies of the benefits ecological systems provide
In the United States, the ISU Social-Ecological Research Laboratory is studying two sites in Idaho, including the Portneuf and Treasure valleys, and watersheds in Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama. Internationally, the lab is working with researchers at two sites in Spain, and one site each in China, Sweden and South Africa.
“It is a new approach to understand that by conserving our ecosystem well, we can also maintain our economy,” said Antonio Castro, ISU biological sciences research assistant professor and director of the Social-Ecological Research Laboratory.