Nice Scholars supports scholarship in the areas of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. An emphasis is placed on research that informs how North Dakota, and the Fargo-Moorhead community in particular, should support the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The Nice Scholars program awards funds for NDSU researchers, both faculty and student researchers. These funds are a 1:1 match with NDSU departments to encourage campus-wide investment in innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Alternatively, an RFP can be submitted if matching funds are not available. By encouraging matching funds and collaboration, we are able to use our lever at the Nice Center to focus efforts and funds around big challenges facing entrepreneurship in our state and community.
Building Our Levers
The Nice Center wants to help build the scaffolding for a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem. To do so, we need to build levers and use our resources for outsized impact.
We believe one of the best ways to improve innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship at NDSU is to support the development and scholarship of our faculty. When they become more innovative, creative and entrepreneurial, they can share their knowledge, passion and experience with their students and other faculty members.
The Nice Scholars and programs like CoSearch NDSU do exactly that. They help researchers think entrepreneurially and create scholarship that will leave an outsized impact on our ecosystem for years to come.