NSF Program Announcement with Limited Submissions Sought for IUSE: GEOPATHS-Preproposals due today, 8/7/2015

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 777.6737). 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

Sheila Liming Hosts Laura Bush During Research Trip in Massachusetts

Assistant Professor of English Sheila Liming recently had the opportunity to show off her research on an American literary legend to a former librarian.

Sheila-Liming(Photo credit: John Seakwood, The Mount photographer)

But this wasn’t any ordinary librarian; Liming presented her research on Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, poet and short story writer Edith Wharton to former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush. Read more

Doctor of Medicine Class of 2019 Begins Studies at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Seventy-nine first-year medical students, members of the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Class of 2019, begin their journey next week to become physicians at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Students are formally inducted at the school’s White Coat Ceremony. The students, 41 men and 38 women, range in age from 21 to 42 years, with the average age of 24. Read more

UND Team Honored at SunSat Design Competition

A team, led out of the Department of Computer Science, recently was honored as the top university team and top United States team in the Ohio University SunSat Design Competition. The team included students from the Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering Departments as well as faculty support from the Art & Design, Computer Science and Space Studies Departments. The team took third place overall being bested by a unit of the Chinese Space Agency and a Canadian Firm that did modeling for the Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser.

~ The Odegard Monthly

Host a Scrubs Camp in Your Community

The Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camp program is an opportunity for students in grades 5-12 to learn about health care professions in fun, interactive ways. The Center for Rural Health and the North Dakota Area Health Education Center provides funding and support to communities to host a local Scrubs Camp. Grant proposals for the 2015-2016 Scrubs Camps are now being accepted. Read more