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Seed Grants and NDSU Explore Undergraduate Research Awards announced

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The NDSU Office of Research and Creative Activity has awarded $96,608 in RCA Seed Grants and NDSU Explore Undergraduate Research Awards for 2017-2018.

Awarded to faculty, the RCA Seed Grants are intended to promote research and creative activities while improving the competitiveness found in external funding. Each award is valued up to $5,000 and 18 seed grants were awarded among the 38 applications received. Each NDSU EXPLORE Undergraduate Research Award provides up to $1,500 in support of an undergraduate researcher. Six undergraduate grants were awarded among the nine applications received.

In addition, the office continues to fund travel for NDSU faculty and awarded $29,384 in support for them to present research and scholarly work at national conferences and awarded $1,000 in research support services.

“The seed grant funds promote that research which helps our students and their professors connect with their curiosity and innovate in new and existing ways,” said Kelly A. Rusch, vice president for research and creative activity. “It’s gratifying to be able to invest in these studies across a wide breadth of disciplines.”

The seed grants include projects in microbiological sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, psychology, geosciences, construction management and engineering, biological sciences, computer science, civil and environmental engineering.

The NDSU EXPLORE Undergraduate Research Awards include projects in biological sciences, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry and biochemistry, construction management and engineering, and architecture and landscape architecture.

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