University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Faculty grant workshop scheduled for Oct. 7

ND EPSCoR is pleased to announce a workshop on Thursday, Oct. 7, for faculty interested in submitting competitive research proposals in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines to federal funding agencies. The workshop will be focused on NSF, NIH, and DOE programs and opportunities--although it is expected that much of the information will be relevant across agencies.

The workshop will be led by Joseph Danek, senior vice president, The Implementation Group, and by Thomas Taylor, a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Danek has been a consultant to ND EPSCoR for many years and his advice has contributed to a very high success rate. Some of the UND campus community will already know Thomas Taylor as a frequent member of the external review panel for new faculty start-up grants. While Danek and Taylor expect to discuss opportunities for individual Principal Investigator grants, a major component of this workshop will be focused on multi-investigator grants. As the STEM enterprise advances on this campus, it is expected that an increasing number of multi-investigator and multi-disciplinary proposals will be submitted.

This is a major opportunity for members of the UND community to better position themselves to be competitive for such proposals. A morning session, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will focus on NSF programs; an afternoon session, beginning at noon, will focus on NIH and DOE. Both sessions will include proposal development hints and strategies. A box lunch will be provided for participants. Faculty are welcome to attend either or both sessions. Please respond to Cathy Lerud (777-2511 or by Oct. 1 with your intention to participate, which sessions you will be attending, and if you would like a box lunch. The workshop will be held in a conference room at the Hilton Garden Inn.

-- Mark Hoffmann, chemistry, 777-2511,

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