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Office of Research

Office of Research & Economic Development
vpresearch@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-6689

Physical Location
Morrill Hall 105

Mailing Address
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3010
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3010

Federal Priorities

COMM Idaho NSF EPSCoR Program
The Idaho Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) represents a federal/state partnership to provide lasting improvements to academic research infrastructure and increase Idaho’s research competitiveness.
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COMM NASA EPSCoR Program
NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NASA EPSCoR), authorized by Congress in 1993, encourages partnerships between government, higher education, and industry to improve states’ infrastructure, capabilities, and national competitiveness in research and development related to aerospace industries and NASA.
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DOE Enhanced Geothermal Energy Field Laboratory
Through collaborations fostered by the Center for Advanced Energy Studies1 (CAES), Idaho’s universities (University of Idaho, Boise State University, and Idaho State University) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are conducting research and educating the future work force that supports the development of geothermal energy from enhanced or engineered subsurface reservoirs.
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DOE – Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
The DOE EPSCoR program consists of two grant programs: Implementation Grants and Laboratory Partnership Grants. It was created to assist research universities with developing their infrastructure, which would lead to additional contributions in the DOE research enterprise.
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DOE Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP)
Through collaborations fostered by the Center for Advanced Energy Studies1, Idaho’s universities (University of Idaho, Boise State University, and Idaho State University) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are conducting research and educating the future work force that supports the nation’s and world’s increasing demand for affordable, safe, reliable, and environmentally sound nuclear energy.
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DOEd Federal Student Financial Aid Programs
The Pell Grant and Federal Direct Student Loan programs, operated by the U.S. Department of Education, provide college access and affordability for thousands of Idaho students. These programs help students from low- and middle-income Idaho families gain access to college.
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HHS NIH Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program
The Institutional Development Award Program (IDeA), established in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Revitalization Act of 1993, serves biomedical researchers by investing in biomedical infrastructure in Puerto Rico and 23 states that have not historically received significant levels of NIH support.
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INT USGS Water Resources Research Act Program
Established by the Water Resources Research Act, nationwide Water Resource Research Institutes consult with state and local agencies, institutions of higher education, industry, and the general public to determine their research agenda in support of long-term water planning, policy development, and resource management.
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INT Wild land Fire Science Partnership (WFSP)
The University of Idaho is a partner in fire science and research programs that benefit the people of the state, region, and nation. Our research is timely and relevant in this state, where in 2012, Idaho led the nation with 1.7 million burned acres. In 2013, only Alaska had more burned acres than Idaho.
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USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s extramural competitive grants program. AFRI supports research, education, and extension in several areas, including sustainable bioenergy and climate change.
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USDA Federal Potato Programs
The Pacific Northwest produces more than half of all U.S. potatoes and provides the majority of U.S. potato exports. Potatoes are Idaho’s largest source of crop revenue, with 2013 revenues estimated to be $965 million, which generated $7 billion of economic activity in the state. Funding to support the University of Idaho’s potato-related research is vital to this important crop’s health and development.
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USDA Hatch and Smith-Lever Funds
Future agricultural productivity is an imperative national issue. Sustainable plant and animal agriculture systems assure society a secure, healthy, economical food and fiber supply. Farms and rural communities benefit directly from new knowledge and technologies generated and disseminated by land-grant universities like the University of Idaho.
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USDA McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program
The McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program (PL87-788) is funded through the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture as a formula-based and competitive program for forestry and natural resources research at land-grant and related universities.
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A Sustainable Dairy Industry and Food System in a Water-Limited, Western Environment
Providing a safe and secure food supply for an increasing population is a major global issue. Animal protein is important to human nutrition, and dairy products will need to provide a greater proportion of total protein based food supply given the negative effects of ocean acidification and fishery depletion.
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Making Big Data Accessible and Reliable for Data-Intensive Science
A data-rich world and data-intensive science environment have opportunities and challenges that public institutions need to address. Researchers want to combine big data from different sources and of different types and scales to increase the power of science for understanding complex issues.
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