Applications are being accepted for the Ozbun Economic Development Award, which is designed to support and enhance the engagement of NDSU with the state of North Dakota in the area of economic development.
The award, presented in recognition of the presidency of Jim Ozbun, was established to encourage NDSU faculty who, through their scholarly expertise, can assist the state’s economic development.
The recipient will receive up to $20,000, with $10,000 as supplemental salary and $10,000 for expenses of the project described in the application.
Applicants must be a full-time NDSU faculty member with the rank of assistant, associate or full professor and be employed at NDSU when award payments are made.
Possible projects could be studying the impact of tourism relative to wildlife, fisheries and other related environment issues, water movement of the Red River or workforce evaluation of displaced farmers.
One-page proposals, including a proposed budget, should be submitted to the Office of the President, Old Main 102, no later than Friday, March 21.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.