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 November 18, 2016. There will be subsequent proposal deadlines of 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 and later deadlines for proposal submission will only be used if sufficient funding remains.
Applicants are also reminded that they must have a binding agreement concerning the disposition of intellectual property that may be created or used in the project with their private sector partner BEFORE the application is submitted. The IP Commercialization & Economic Development (IPCED) office has the template agreement for such use. Please contact Michael Moore, Associate Vice President, IPCED, at 777.6709 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions. Further information may also be obtained from the North Dakota Dept. of Commerce RND website.
~ Michael F. Moore, Associate Vice President for Intellectual Property Commercialization and Economic Development