RCA Events

NOTE: As indicated in NDSU's Face Covering Guidelines, masks are required in all classroom settings on campus "whether such classes are credit, non-credit, training sessions, etc." Given current COVID conditions, all RCA training events will require participants to wear masks in accordance with these guidelines.
NSF and the Social Sciences / Convergence Research
January 27 and 28, 2022

The Office of Research and Creative Activity is hosting Mark S. Hurwitz, PhD, professor of political science at Western Michigan University (WMU) and prior program officer at the National Science Foundation (NSF) to lead several opportunities:

  • Workshop: NSF and the Social Sciences – Writing Proposals for the SBE Directorate: Thursday, January 27 / 9am-12pm
  • One-on-One Consultations: Thursday, January 27 / 2pm-5pm;  Friday, January 28 / 8am-11am
  • Lunch Session: Convergence Research at NSF: Friday, January 28 / 12pm-2pm
NSF and CAREER Proposal Development Program
Deadline to Apply: January 20, 2022

The Research and Creative Activity Office has created an NSF and CAREER Proposal Development Program to assist faculty in writing proposals to NSF.  All sessions will be held during spring semester 2022.

February 9 and 10, 2022

The Office of Research and Creative Activity will be hosting a grant writing workshop and consultations by Jesse Johnston. Johnston is a librarian and archivist, educator, administrator, and scholar with extensive experience in the public sector, academic research, and teaching. He served as a Senior Program Officer for preservation and access and Acting Records Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). 

Watch for more information coming soon.

Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Researcher Program

The 10-week program will run from May 31, 2022 to August 5, 2022. Participating students are expected to conduct research independently for approximately 40 hours per week, participate in weekly mentoring by faculty and project leaders, and attend workshops, trainings, and other activities organized by the RCA office.

Student Research Day
April 19, 2022

NDSU Student Research Day is a new event involving a collaboration between NDSU EXPLORE, Gamma Sigma Delta, and the Graduate Student Council. We are excited to bring together what once was three separate events (described below) into one day of celebrating undergraduate and graduate student research and creative projects.

Plan to join us on April 19, 2022 in the NDSU Memorial Union. Watch for more information coming soon!

New Faculty Program

The RCA new faculty program is a cohort for first and second year faculty members that features monthly programming opportunities. It is delivered by members of the RCA team and their faculty fellows.

  • Providing professional development opportunities related to starting and successfully managing a research program
  • Providing opportunities to network and interact with research colleagues across the university
  • Building a research network and exploring opportunities for collaboration
  • Building awareness of the resources and tools available to assist in research efforts
  • Building awareness of the regulations, policies, and essential responsibilities for working in the university research environment
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