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The Urban Research Award was establish in honor of Mr. Thomas N. Urban, former president and CEO of Pioneer HiBred International, for his support of research and education. The award stands to perpetuate Mr. Urban's conviction that quality research is the driving force behind improved practice/results, and recognizes outstanding educational research efforts in Iowa.

The Award

Awardees receive monetary awards of $2,000 and are honored at an award ceremony.

Eligibility Criteria

The award, initiated in 1997, is given annually to a researcher who meets the following criteria:

    • Is nominated by an active scholar in Iowa or elsewhere who is familiar with the general area of research or scholarship completed by the nominee.

    • Has published the research or scholarship in a refereed publication within the past two calendar years and prior to the nomination deadline.

    • Lives or works in Iowa at the time of the nomination deadline.

Nomination Deadline

June 1, 2015

Nomination Materials

Nomination Form

Award Recipients

Recipients of the Urban Research Award are listed here.


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