RCA Events

The RCA Office is committed to providing training opportunities across various disciplines, access to experts through learning opportuntities, and special events.

See the New Faculty Programs page for information about that program.

Research Community Building


Join NDSU research colleagues for a community building event as part of the Big Idea Research Initiatives for the 2023-24 year. This full-day event will provide the opportunity to connect and engage in creative discussions geared toward developing interdisciplinary research ideas around NDSU’s four strategic research priorities. The priorities are broadly defined and inclusive of most disciplines and work on campus, but if you aren’t sure whether your expertise would fit, or have other questions, email us at bigideas@ndsu.edu.

Facilitated by Knowinnovation, Inc., the day-long event will be highly interactive and designed to foster cross-disciplinary discussions and collaborations. Knowinnovation specializes in working with science researchers and practitioners to accelerate scientific innovation and achieve actionable outcomes.

Spring 2024 seminar series for new and junior NDSU faculty

January 11th from 11:30 am-1:00 pm in Nueta, Memorial Union.

Join us on Thursday, January 11 for an Info-Sharing session about RCAs Planned NIH Grant Writing Seminar Series. This session will feature a brief presentation about the NIH Seminar Series followed by a 1 hour Lunch and Learn Networking session.

This session is targeted at new and junior faculty, but if you have never been funded by NIH and are interested in learning more you are welcomed to attend.

The NIH Grant Writing Seminar Series will invite applications from faculty (capped at 15) for a semester-long effort with the goal of submitting to a summer or fall NIH deadline. In particular, we will assist faculty efforts to pursue R03, R21, R15, or R01 (where appropriate) submissions.

In addition to this targeted NIH series we will be hosting a set of informal coffee-hours to explore collaborations, networking, mentoring, pre and post award support and non-NIH funding mechanisms.

If you have any questions, please contact ndsu.researchdev@ndsu.edu

SciENcv Workshops

SciENcv is required for Biosketches and CPS for NSF starting October 23, 2023

As of Monday, October 23, 2023, every PI, Co-PI and faculty/staff named as Senior Personnel on an NSF proposal must use SciENcv to create their biosketch. The Research Development team led by Heidi Grunwald will assist researchers in preparing their biosketches.  We will host two SciENcv workshops in anticipation of the upcoming NSF December and January deadlines. Please share this email with your faculty. 

Two workshops are scheduled:

*Thursday, November 9, 2023 8:00am-9:30am

*Thursday, December 7, 2023 8:00am-9:30am

Both workshops will follow the same format: 1st 45 minutes will be a step-by-step tutorial and the remaining time will be to assist with questions. Faculty are asked to bring their laptop as well as a copy of their CV.


Researchers can attend in-person (Memorial Union – Nueta Room) or via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the workshop.  Registration is required either way. Link to register >>.   This information will also appear in our October 30 RCA newsletter. The recordings will be posted to our website as a future resource. Coffee and breakfast will be available at both workshops.

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