Two NDSU departments are recipients of the 2011 New Faculty Start-Up awards funded through North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR). A total of $115,000 over two years will be provided in supplemental New Faculty Start-Up funds to new hires in the civil engineering and psychology departments.
The New Faculty Start-Up program’s major goal is to staff research-intensive universities with new faculty who will be nationally competitive for grants from federal agency research programs in science, engineering and mathematics. The supplemental funding “allows the nationally competitive researchers to quickly tool-up their laboratories and hire graduate students,” according to Philip Boudjouk, co-chair of ND EPSCoR and vice president for Research, Creative Activities and Technology Transfer.
ND EPSCoR is a federally and state funded program designed to help university researchers compete more effectively for federal, regional and private research grants in the sciences, engineering and mathematics. For more information, visit www.ndepscor.nodak.edu or contact David R. Givers, ND EPSCoR co-project director, at 1-7516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.