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 the North Dakota University System's primarily undergraduate universities and tribal colleges in North Dakota may compete for research assistantships in graduate STEM 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, technology, 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.

Students in Technology Transfer and Research (STTAR)

The Students in Technology Transfer And Research (STTAR) program provides upper-division students ( i.e., juniors through graduate students) in science, engineering, and mathematics with an opportunity to use their academic training and experience to address the most challenging science and technology-based problems faced by North Dakota companies. Although related to the more general cooperative education and internship programs offered throughout the state, the primary emphasis of STTAR is on research and development rather than sales and marketing. ND EPSCoR cost-shares the student salary.