Track-1 ND-ACES: Emgering Areas/Seed Award Request for Applications

ND EPSCoR seeks to provide emerging areas seed awards of up to $25,000 to researchers from the NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 New Discoveries in the Advanced Interface of Computation, Engineering, and Science (ND-ACES) participating institutions in areas of emerging high impact and transformative research related to the Center for Cellular Biointerfaces in Science and Engineering (CCBSE). Information on the CCBSE can be found on the ND EPSCoR website.

Applications must be made by a researcher from Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC), Dickinson State University (DSC), Mayville State University (MaSU), Minot State University (MiSU), Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (NHSC), North Dakota State University (NDSU), Sitting Bull College (SBC), Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC), University of North Dakota (UND), and Valley City State University (VCSU) who is not currently associated with the 2020-2025 ND-ACES cooperative agreement or who did not receive a 2021 ND-ACES emerging seed award. Please see the Request For Applications for details.

Application Deadline: Noon, September 1, 2021


DEPSCoR Regional DoD Day

Congress recently re-established the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) Program. The Department of Defense has asked the University of South Dakota to host a regional DEPSCoR DoD Day, where DoD program managers will provide information about the DEPSCoR program as well as general information about working with the DoD. The regional DEPSCoR Day is TBD, in Vermillion, SD. For more information or to register for the event, please see here.

Program officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and other DoD representatives will participate in the meeting, which will cover the following topics:

  • How to work with the DoD, especially ARO, ONR, AFOSR
  • How to make connections with DoD program officers
  • How to pursue funding opportunities specific to DEPSCoR
  • How to pursue other programs within the Basic Research Office

EPSCoR Workshop Opportunities

Deadline: See solicitation from NSF

To promote scientific progress nationwide, NSF EPSCoR establishes partnerships that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction's research infrastructure, research and development capacity, and hence, its R&D competitiveness. EPSCoR welcomes proposals for workshops from institutions within EPSCoR-eligible jurisdictions (Program Solicitation NSF 19-588). These workshops focus on multi-jurisdictional efforts of regional to national importance related to EPSCoR's goals and NSF's mission. For more information, please see the RFP at