20:1 Return on Investment

Research Groups Build Competitve Research
Infrastructure for North Dakota

October 21, 2004


Value of Infrastructure Investments
in Generating a High Rate of Return for
Competitive Grants by COBRE Researchers


  • COBRE research cluster faculty supported by ND EPSCoR and matching funds from the state of North Dakota have generated federal grant income over 20 times the initial investment.


  • Senior researchers generally serve as principal investigators for major grant projects and junior faculty are mentored in developing their research skills as co-principal investigators.


  • Over 35 undergraduate and graduate students work as research assistants on these projects and will become capable researchers themselves.


  • Excellent jobs developed through grant activities help attract well-educated professionals and high quality researchers to North Dakota.