The Division of Research & Economic Development is pleased to announce to research faculty that the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s Research North Dakota (RND) program has funding remaining and is again accepting applications for all of its programs, including Venture Grants for the remainder of the 2015-2017 biennium.
The next deadline for proposal submission is August 19, 2016. There will be subsequent proposal deadlines of November 18, 2016; February 17, 2017 and May 19, 2017. Keep in mind that early proposal submission dates are recommended, as the funding remaining in the program is winding down. Read more
The Whiting Foundation has invited the UND College of Arts & Sciences to nominate two of its faculty for the next round of the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship competition. This is a semester- or six-month-long fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year to support humanities faculty who wish to undertake or advance a public engagement project drawing on their intellectual expertise. You can find more information about the program here.
The College can nominate two faculty, one in each category:
- A humanities professor who earned tenure between 2011 and 2016; and
- A full-time, untenured humanities professor with at least two full years of service.
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). Read more
Energy & Environmental Research Center and Chemical Engineering – “Rare Earth Extraction from North Dakota Coal Related Feedstocks” – $47,000
Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering – “Commercialization of Novel Lignin Reinforced Bioplastics by Using Game Changing Additive Manufacturing Practice” – $99,852
The Summer Institute of Linguistics is pleased to announce the third of its 2016 colloquium series, featuring SIL-UND director Albert Bickford (doctoral degree in Linguistics, UCSD) together with SIL instructor Stuart Thiessen (master’s in linguistics, UND). The colloquium is set for 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 30, in Gamble Hall, room 3. Read more
Please see the Epigenetics Website for a new funding opportunity from the Epigenetics CoBRE.
If you are interested in applying, please email a descriptive title to Roxanne Vaughan (roxanne.vaughan@med.UND.edu) by July 1, 2016. The full application is due on July 18, 2016.
~ University Letter, 6/28/2016
Surojit Gupta, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation grant to organize a Young Professionals Forum in Toronto this summer at the 9th International Conference on High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites and Global Forum on Advanced Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development 2016. Read more
The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has earned full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs. Read more
NSF continues to focus on the automated compliance checks of proposals in order to decrease the burden on both the research community and NSF staff. Effective July 25, 2016, all proposals will be subject to a new series of automated compliance validation checks to ensure proposals comply with requirements outlined in Chapter II.C.2. of the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG). Read more
Title: Advanced Tissue Biofabrication Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ATB-MII), Funding Opportunity #:W911NF-16-R-0021, Department: DOD – MC, Closing Date: 10/18/2016
Establish a state-of-the-art, end-to-end, sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) in support of advanced tissue biofabrication manufacturing.
Eligible: U.S. non-profit organizations that will propose a partnership that may include a cluster of businesses, manufacturing firms, institutions of higher education, associated institutes, or non-profit industry consortia. Read more
Ten medical students from the Doctor of Medicine Class of 2017 at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society on June 20 at the induction ceremony in Grand Forks.
Michael LeBeau, MD, clinical assistant professor of internal medicine at the UND SMHS, and a nephrologist for Sanford Health in Bismarck, North Dakota, was inducted into the society as the faculty recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. Dr. LeBeau was the keynote speaker as well. Read more
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission recently awarded a funding request for one Research North Dakota Grant for $499,891. Read more
Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering – “Development of Next-Generation Agricultural Soil Amendments” – $93,661
The next University of North Dakota Summer Institute of Linguistics Colloquium is at 8 p.m. June 23 in Room 3, Gamble Hall. The presenter is phonologist (expert in the language sounds) Stephen Parkhurst. The presentation is titled “Translation Theory from a Phonologist’s Perspective.” Read more