The Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR) offers a variety of opportunities for Iowa State University scientists to collaborate on research and development projects and have access to our unique facilities and equipment. More than 50 affiliated researchers from 15 departments are involved in research central to CCUR’s mission and goals. These researchers have earned international reputations for pioneering new processes and products, and are dedicated to increasing the use of Midwestern-grown crops. Affiliated faculty members are a vital source of expert information and can participate in a broad range of food, feed, and biorenewables projects.
Iowa State University faculty and staff are invited to become an affiliate of CCUR. By becoming an affiliate, researchers can receive a number of benefits including use of lab- and pilot-scale equipment, opportunities for research team development, and clerical assistance. CCUR assists affiliates with industry collaborative grant proposals and can receive help connecting with companies to commercialize technologies developed in their research programs.
If you would like to become an affiliate, please email your request and an explanation of how your research interests align with CCUR's mission to:
Director, Center for Crops Utilization Research
1041 Food Sciences Building
536 Farm House Lane
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-1054