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Internal RCA Funding Opportunities

The internal funding listed here is available from the Office of Research and Creative Activity (RCA).  For other NDSU internal funding opportunities, see the Funding Opportunity Resources webpage.  All requests for RCA funding must include a statement of how the use of the funds will address the Research and Discovery component of the NDSU Strategic Plan (see pp 6-8) and the NDSU Strategic Plan Goals and Metrics.  Reference should be made to specific action items, objectives, and metrics that use of this funding will address. Some of these programs have application deadlines; for others, there is no set deadline for submission of requests, and each request will be evaluated as it is received.  Send all requests for funding to the attention of Research Development, NDSU Research 1 Building,

RCA Small Grant Program

The RCA Small Grant Program consists of three types of opportunities that are intended to promote research and creative activities that will improve competitiveness for external funding and will result in scholarly work appropriate to the applicant’s discipline. 

  •          Research Support Services [No Application Deadline]
  •          Seed Funding [Application Deadline: September 29, 2017]
  •          NDSU EXPLORE Undergraduate Research Awards [Application Deadline: September 29, 2017]

Guidelines for RCA Small Grant Program >>

Research Development Travel Awards 

Applications for travel during the 2017 Fall Semester are no longer being accepted.
Applications for travel during the 2018 Spring Semester remain open.

The Research Development Travel Award is intended to be an investment in a faculty member's ability to acquire grants in order to establish and continue in a long-term research program at NDSU.  Three types of travel opportunities are available:  1) Travel funds to present at a national level conference; 2) Travel to conduct research at an archive or special collection; 3) Travel to a national lab to develop collaborations.

Guidelines and Form for RD Travel Awards >>

RCA Mentorship Travel Awards

The RCA Mentorship Travel Award is an opportunity for a senior faculty mentor (Professor) and a faculty mentee (+/- 2 years of becoming an Associate Professor) to travel together to meet with funding agency program officers.   These awards are intended to promote research and creative activities that will improve competitiveness for external funding.

Guidelines and Form for Mentor >>
Guidelines and Form for Mentee >>

Bioinformatics Seed Grant Program

Bioinformatics Seed Grants are provided to launch promising new research seed projects in bioinformatics, bringing them to the point where they can attract more funding from external sources.  NDSU hopes to foster the development of a critical mass in bioinformatics research.  Proposals should combine innovative use of informatics capabilities with a biological or biomedical research topic.  A limit of up to twenty percent (20%) of the budget may be used for generating new experimental data. 

Round 4 Bioinformatics Seed Grants

(2017 - 2 awards)

1.Jill Hamilton - Biological Sciences                   "The impact of polyploidy and hybridization in evolutionary diversification"

Rick Jansen - Public Health
Peter Bergholz - Microbiological Sciences
Stephanie Day - Geosciences            

"Approach for identifying genome-wide interactions important in pathogenicity of Escherichia coli"

Sanford Health & NDSU Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program

Based on the future promise of Sanford Profile as a global producer of weight loss and nutritional supplements, Sanford Health has joined with North Dakota State University to support research related to human nutrition, weight management and other basic research as it relates to this initiative.  Sanford Health has made a commitment of $250,000 per year over a total of five years to support related research seed grants at NDSU to build capacity, expertise, and synergy in fields relevant to human nutrition and related impacts on health and wellness. 

Program Guidelines and Previous Awards

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