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New Faculty Start-Up awards announced

The NDSU Departments of Biological Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences have been awarded a total of $300,000 over two years by the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, known as ND EPSCoR, for its Infrastructure Improvement Program New Faculty Start-Up initiative. The supplemental funding will enable the hiring of new faculty in the departments. 

The New Faculty Start-Up program's goal is to staff North Dakota’s research-intensive universities with new faculty who will be nationally competitive for grants from federal agency research programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Kelly A. Rusch, ND EPSCoR project director and vice president for research and creative activity, said, “The New Faculty Start-Up program is an invaluable instrument for department chairs in recruiting top faculty via providing a mechanism to offer highly competitive financial packages to establish strong research programs.”

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 the ND EPSCoR website or call 701-231-8400.

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