Intellectual Property Development Grant Program-Proposal Deadline Extended

The IP Commercialization & Economic Development (IPCED) office and ND EPSCoR are pleased to announce a call for proposals for a new Intellectual Property Development Grant Program to be held in the 2015-2016 fiscal year.  This program is designed to support the further development of existing invention disclosures and IP at UND.  Each recipient will receive financial support of up to $10,000 (5 expected awards), although awards for more than $10,000 would be considered. Read more

School of Medicine & Health Sciences Scientist Receives $1.4 Million NIH Grant for Unique Alzheimer’s Treatment

The National Institutes of Health has awarded over $1.4 million to Professor Colin Combs, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Basic Sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, for a unique approach to Alzheimer’s disease treatment. Funding for Combs’ work is supported by a 4½-year, R01 grant from the National Institute on Aging, an institute of the National Institutes of Health. The Research Project Grant (R01) is the original and historically oldest grant mechanism used by the NIH. Read more

Dr. Colin Combs Named Chair of Department of Basic Sciences

Colin Combs, Ph.D., has been named the chair of the Department of Basic Sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Combs is a professor in the department and has worked at the School since 2000.

Combs is a research scientist noted for his study of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. His research is supported by the highest-level grant funding awarded by the National Institutes of Health and private foundations such as the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Read more

Native Impressions Project Looks at Lives of Contemporary Indian People in North Dakota

Sundog Multiples at the University of North Dakota would like to announce a special project: “In Our Own Words: Native Impressions,” a collaborative project looking at the lives of contemporary American Indian people in North Dakota.Sundog Multiples

Four North Dakota tribal colleges hosted visits from UND art faculty Kim Fink and Lucy Ganje and Philadelphia artist Daniel Heyman. During these visits, they spoke with 12 tribal members and created their portraits. Read more

STEM Ambassadors Sought for Space Grant Consortium

The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) is pleased to offer a new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Ambassador program for undergraduate and graduate students. A STEM Ambassador will assist NDSGC with public outreach events, hands-on projects, and K-12 educational activities.

In order to work as a STEM Ambassador, students must be enrolled at an NDSGC affiliated college or university, have a GPA of at least a 3.0, and be pursuing a degree in a STEM or Education field. Students will earn $10 per hour, working approximately 40-50 hours per semester. Read more

Epigenetics Seminar September 10, 2015

Lawrence Sowers, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, is the invited speaker for the Epigenetics COBRE Seminar series.

His talk, “Epigenetic reprogramming in cancer and neurogenesis,” is set for Thursday, September 10, at 4:00 p.m. in the Clifford Haugen Lecture Hall, Room 1360 at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Read more

First Recipients of the UND AAF Grant Program Announced

Dr. William Caraher, Associate Professor in History, and Dr. Wendelin Hume, Associate Professor in Criminal Justice, have been selected as the first recipients of the UND Alumni Association & Foundation (AAF) Grant Program.

The AAF Grant Program was created by DeAnna Carlson Zink, Chief Executive Officer at AAF, and myself. The purpose of the program is to introduce faculty to seek non-traditional (non-governmental) sources of funding for their research. All interested faculty were asked to submit proposals. Of the nine proposals submitted, Dr. Caraher’s and Dr. Hume’s proposals were selected based on the quality and content. This is the first of three rounds, so there will be future opportunities for faculty to apply and reapply. The recipients receive financial support of $5,000, as well as insight into grant writing for non-traditional external sources. Read more

Graduate Research Opportunity: The DOE Office of SCGSR Program is now accepting applications!

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2015 Solicitation 2.  Applications are due by 4:00 pm CT on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Read more

PHS Announces Conflict of Interest Training Sessions for Fall Semester

PHS Financial Conflict of Interest Education

Public Health Service (PHS) has recently revised its policy for requiring all PHS grantees, or those considering submitting to PHS, complete a mandatory education class.  According to the new policy, all grantees must be trained in Conflict of Interest every four years. Read more

13th Annual American Indian Health Research Conference October 23, 2015

The annual American Indian Health Research Conference provides a daylong event with national speakers, researchers, students, and community members. This is an opportunity to learn about how to do research with American Indian communities, what research needs to be done in American Indian communities, for students to present their research with American Indians, and opportunities to partner between communities, tribal colleges, and researchers.

Save the Date!

  • Friday, October 23, 2015
    8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Alerus Center, Grand Forks

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