Baccalaureate University and Liberal Arts College Programs


Institutional Infrastructure

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds infrastructure development in EPSCoR states through its INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) program. The goal is to build biomedical research capacity. INBRE provides funding to predominantly undergraduate institutions and tribal colleges.

Student-Centered Research

Through INBRE activities, faculty engage science students in student-oriented research at their home institutions. Through involvement in meaningful research, it is anticipated that there will be an increase in the number of college graduates who will pursue biomedical research careers and who will seek graduate degrees from North Dakota’s research-intensive universities.


Graduate Student Research Assistantships

Graduates of North Dakota’s baccalaureate universities and liberal arts colleges may compete for research assistantships in graduate programs at the University of North Dakota or North Dakota State University. These assistantships support students who work toward M.S. and/or Ph.D. degrees in science, engineering, and mathematics.


Advanced Undergraduate Research Awards (AURA)

Upper-division undergraduate students conduct summer research as members of faculty research teams.


Faculty Development

Faculty may attend workshops and participate in a scientist exchange program with faculty researchers at North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota.


Faculty In Technology Transfer (FITT)

Faculty from North Dakota baccalaureate universities use their high-level expertise in helping North Dakota businesses and manufacturers solve science and technology problems through research and development activities.


Students in Technology Transfer and Research (STTAR)

Students from baccalaureate universities who are earning degrees in the fields of science, engineering, and mathematics are placed with North Dakota companies to conduct research that helps improve company performance, products, or processes.


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