School of Law – Tribal Judicial Institute – “OVC American Indian/Alaska Native TTA” – $185,000
Title: Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program, Funding Opportunity #:SDVETP-2016-01, Department: SBA, Closing Date: 6/19/2016
Further build capacity to market and deliver existing entrepreneurship training program(s) to service-disabled veteran, veteran entrepreneurs and Reserve Component members who aspire to be small business owners or currently own a small business.
Eligible: Non-profits; state and local government; institutions of higher ed. Read more
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. is partnering with the University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation and Canadian flight simulator company CAE to expand the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for commercial applications. Read more
Working as the eyes and ears for forensic pathologists, death investigators require special training to reconstruct accident or crime scenes. The Department of Pathology at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, along with the Office of Extended Learning, offer a series of online, enroll-anytime courses designed to train a wide variety of candidates. In September 2010, the National Institute of Justice awarded a five-year, just under $1 million grant to the Department of Pathology to develop and deliver the courses. The original goal of the NIJ grant was for UND instructors to reach 1,000 to 2,000 online participants. Although this grant is completed, during the grant, UND had over 15,000 registrations from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, several U.S. territories, and 46 countries, from Antigua to Zambia.
The six courses were expanded and modernized and are now offered through the Office of Extended Learning. They are designed for physicians, rural coroners, aspiring candidates for employment and certification as a death investigator, EMS/first responders, law enforcement, nurses, physician assistant students, other forensic scientists, morticians, and full-time ABMDI death investigators. ABMDI is the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, a voluntary national, not-for-profit, independent, professional certification board that has been established to promote the highest standards of practice for medicolegal death investigators. Read more
Join UND Aerospace Foundation CEO Chuck Pineo as he provides a unique preview to the latest addition to the UND Aerospace Campus Complex, Robin Hall. Stay tuned for details on the opening of this spectacular new facility coming this summer.
See the video here.
~ Universtiy Letter, 5/26/2016
Administrative Support Services, Northern Plains UAS Test Site – “Support Development of Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Operations for Energy Sector” – $72,234
Regional Weather Information Center – “Large-scale UAS Data Collection, Processing and Management for Field Crop Management” – $69,501
Electrical Engineering and Aviation – “SmartSealz: Pilot/Operator Navigation Augmentation and Physiological Monitoring Headset” – $100,000
New federal COBRE grant recognizes UND’s biomedical science capabilities
Recognizing the already notable reputation of University of North Dakota’s biomedical research enterprise, the federal government just authorized a $10.7 million grant to a group of scientists based at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) to dig deeper into the many questions surrounding infectious agents. Read more
Over the past few weeks, several meetings (open to all) have been held on campus involving graduate assistants and members of the university administration. Several important concerns were expressed at these meetings by graduate assistants, particularly around the availability and affordability of health insurance.
Health Insurance: As you may know, due to provisions in the Affordable Care Act, the university is no longer allowed to pay for graduate assistant health insurance. Instead, graduate assistants are required to obtain their own health insurance. The university has been working for several months to arrange services for graduate assistants that will help them identify the insurance that best fits their individual needs and their ability to pay. Read more
Biomedical Sciences – “Center for Excellence In-Host Pathogen Interactions” – A multi-year award totaling $10,723,731
William Sheridan is leaving a leafy legacy to the University, a testament to his admiration for the nationally recognized beauty of this campus. Read more
University of North Dakota graduate student Leslie Yellow Hammer is buzzing with excitement — or perhaps that’s just the bees.
Yellow Hammer studies in UND’s Department of Biology and recently was named recipient of a 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), which provides support to graduate students pursuing research-based master’s or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Read more
On May 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education launched the FY 2016 TQP grant competition to award approximately $5 million to support high-quality teacher preparation and professional development for both prospective and current teachers. The Federal Register contains the complete FY 2016 TQP Notice Inviting Applications (NIA). Read more