The NDSU Office of Research and Creative Activity (RCA) helps spark both basic and applied research activity while serving as an economic catalyst for industry. RCA nurtures the growth of NDSU research by supporting faculty and students in all aspects of obtaining both internal and federal research funding, licensing and technology transfer, and research facilities management.
RCA is committed to driving NDSU’s vision as a premier public Research University committed to solving complex and evolving Grand Challenges. The Grand Challenges leverage strengths of NDSU researchers and are inclusive of creative activity and innovation while aligning the university with the needs of the state, the nation, and the world. Current NDSU Grand Challenge Initiatives target the following areas
- Food Systems and Security,
- Healthy Populations and Vital Communities
- Sustainable Energy, Environment, and Societal Infrastructure