SENATE SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE DEADLINE:
Travel Grant Applications
Friday, September 11, 2015, is the deadline for submission of Senate Scholarly Activities Committee Travel Grant Applications. This deadline is for travel occurring between September 16, 2015, and January 15, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted. Read more
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
Pediatrics – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center – “Prenatal Alcohol in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Stillbirth (PASS) Network” – $192,456
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
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
Her science ambitions came in a holiday package when she was in sixth grade.
With that brand new telescope, Marissa Saad started sky watching and launched her resolve to become an astronomer. Both her dad, an engineer, and her stay-at-home mom, and, later, a college professor, encouraged her interest in science. Read more
The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) has announced that it is working with FuelCell Energy, Inc.(NASDAQ: FCEL), an integrated stationary fuel cell manufacturer located in Danbury, Conn., to develop a durable, low-cost, and high-performance electrochemical cell to convert natural […]
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.
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
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
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
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
Save the Date
2016 Bakken Conference & Expo will be held July 25-27 in Grand Forks, ND.
The Bakken Conference website can be found here.
~ The Bakken Update, September 3, 2015
The 2015 North Dakota Petroleum Council Annual meeting will take place in Fargo, ND on September 21-23.
Registration is open and fees vary by type. For more information click here to register.
To read the detailed agenda with location information click here.
~ The Bakken Update, September 3, 2015
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 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
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
Recently, UND History Professor Gordon Iseminger was awarded the Joseph S. Height Literary Award for his essay “German-Russian Doughboys from McIntosh County, in North Dakota, in World War I” in the German-American Journal, Heritage Review. Read more