NSF Program Announcement with Limited Submissions Sought for CSBR

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcement which allows UND to submit only a limited number of submissions. Thus, if you are interested in submitting a proposal to NSF for the program, please let us know as soon as possible (barry.milavetz@UND.edu or 777.4280).

Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) #15-577
The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; 2) to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility to the biological research community; and 3) to transfer ownership of collections. Read more

Research North Dakota Program Funded

The Division of Research & Economic Development is pleased to announce to research faculty that the Research North Dakota (RND) program has received appropriations from the North Dakota legislature and is again accepting applications for all of its programs, including Venture Grants for the 2015-2017 biennium.  The first deadline for proposal submission is August 22, 2015.  There will be subsequent proposal deadlines of November 20, 2015; February 19, 2016 and May 20, 2016.  Read more

Weinstein to Participate in Discussion on Adam Smith, Father of Modern Capitalism, in Norway

Jack Weinstein, professor of philosophy and director of the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life at the University of North Dakota, will present a research paper and participate in discussions at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature’s (CSMN) “Adam Smith and Virtue” Workshop at the University of Oslo, Norway on August 27-28. Read more

Geology & Geological Engineering Hosts LEEPS Lecture August 28, 2015

On Friday, August 28, the Harold Hamm School of Geology & Geological Engineering’s Leading Edge in Earth and Planetary Science lecture series (LEEPS) presents Professor Jenn-Tai Liang, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, who will speak on “ ‘Think Outside of the Box’ Nano Drug Delivery Technologies for Oil Field Applications” at 12:00 Noon in 100 Leonard Hall (Lecture Bowl) and “Using Nano Drug Delivery Technology for Water Shutoff and In-depth Conformance Control” at 3:00 p.m. in 109 Leonard Hall.  All are welcome to attend.

~ University Letter, 8/4/2015

Patents and Trademarks 101 Training September 1, 2015

Chester Fritz Library, the Small Business Development Center, and the Center for Innovation are hosting a free workshop on the basics of patents and trademarks. Students, staff, faculty and the business community are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
IdeaLab, University of North Dakota Center for Innovation
4200 James Ray Drive, Grand Forks, ND 58203 Read more

Intellectual Property Development Grant Program

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

Grant Opportunities Available as of 7/31/2015


Title: Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Quality of Life Research Award, Funding Opportunity #:W81XWH-15-PRARP-QUAL, Department: DOD-USAMRAA, Closing Date: 11/25/2015

Address one or more of the following FY15 Overarching Challenges: Quality of Life: The need for technologies, assessments, interventions, or devices to benefit individuals living with the symptoms of TBI and AD. Caregiver Burden: The need for technologies, assessments, interventions, or devices with the goal of reducing burden for caregivers of individuals living with the symptoms of TBI and AD.

Eligible: Unrestricted Read more

Free Grant Administration and Writing Workshop August 25, 2015

The North Dakota Department of Commerce, Workforce Development Division and the State Commission on National and Community Service AmeriCorps Program will be hosting a free workshop on the basics of grant administration and writing.  The workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, at the North Dakota Department of Commerce, located at 1600 E. Century Ave, Suite 2, Bismarck, North Dakota. Groups such as non-profit and faith based organizations are encouraged to attend. Read more

Just Released and Coming Soon! DOD BCRP Program Announcements

This is to notify the research community of the newly released and upcoming funding opportunities for the Department of Defense (DOD) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) being managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Read more

Singh Receives Over $1.7 Million for Oral Health Research

The National Institutes of Health has granted over $1.7 million to biomedical scientist Dr. Brij Singh at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences to fund his research in improving oral health.

Almost 9 million Americans suffer from the common problem of dry mouth or xerostomia, a result of decreased saliva flow from underfunctioning salivary glands. Patients with dry mouth suffer symptoms of varying severity, ranging from being an annoyance to a major detriment to general health. Chronic dry mouth significantly increases the risk of developing dental caries as well as other oral diseases. Read more

Mishra and Singh Receive $381,500 Grant

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $381,500 two-year grant to biomedical scientists Assistant Professor Bibhuti Mishra, PhD, and Professor Brij Singh, PhD, at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences to fund their research on the role played by proteins called “galectins” in salivary gland inflammation. Read more