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 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 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 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:

Nitrate Contamination in Lower Portneuf Valley Watershed Linked to Septic Tanks In Idaho State University Study

Idaho State University researchers have established a clear link to septic sources of nitrate contamination in about one-third of the 100 private wells in the Lower Portneuf Valley Watershed sampled for a study.

Another one-third likely have nitrate contamination from septic sources, said Sarah Godsey, ISU assistant professor of geosciences who worked with geographic information systems master’s student Courtney Ohr, and collaborators in ISU’s Department of Biological Sciences and the Idaho Geological Survey. 

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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.

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Idaho State University Professor Xiang Ma Publishes Paper in Journal Nature Materials that Builds Knowledge Bridge between the Sequence and Function of Molecules

Idaho State University’s Xiang Ma, research/adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, is the lead author of the paper recently published in the journal Nature Materials that helps researchers understand the relationship between material sequence and structure at the molecular level.

Nature Materials (impact factor = 38.9) is the No. 1 journal in the fields of material science and engineering, and, according to “Web of Science,” this is the first time an ISU researcher has published in it.

The title of Ma’s study was “Tuning crystallization pathways through sequence-engineering of biomimetic polymers” and was completed two years ago while working at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington. Ma has been at ISU since August 2015.

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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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