Current Requests for Applications:

Graduate Student Cyberinfrastructure Assistantship Program (UND Announcement Only)

ND EPSCoR’s New Discoveries in the Advanced Interface of Computation, Engineering, and Science (ND-ACES) Graduate Student Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Assistantship program is designed to (1) increase student understanding of advanced research computing in hardware and software as it relates to their discipline; (2) provide additional support to faculty in the Center for Cellular Biointerfaces in Science and Engineering (CCBSE); and (3) provide student/faculty CI training at all ND EPSCoR-participating institutions on potential CI uses/benefits.

Support will be available for one academic year (August 16, 2022 – May 15, 2023) for one-half (10 hours per week) of a full-time graduate student assistantship in the UND Computational Research Center (CRC). For the ND-ACES supported 10 hours per week, the student must work within the CRC under the direction of the Center’s staff.. For more information, see the Request for Applications.

Application Deadline: Due to the UND Office of Research and Sponsored Programs 5:00 pm CDT on July 1, 2022

Graduate Student Cyberinfrastructure Assistantship Program (NDSU Announcement Only)

ND EPSCoR’s New Discoveries in the Advanced Interface of Computation, Engineering, and Science (ND-ACES) Graduate Student Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Assistantship program is designed to (1) increase student understanding of advanced research computing in hardware and software as it relates to their discipline; (2) provide additional support to faculty in the Center for Cellular Biointerfaces in Science and Engineering (CCBSE); and (3) provide student/faculty CI training at all ND EPSCoR-participating institutions on potential CI uses/benefits.

Support will be available for one academic year (August 16, 2022 – May 15, 2023) for one-half (10 hours per week) of a full-time graduate student assistantship in the NDSU Center for Computationally Assisted Science and Technology (CCAST). For the ND-ACES supported 10 hours per week, the student must work within the CCAST under the direction of the Center’s staff. For more information, see the Request for Applications.

Application Deadline: Due to ND EPSCoR at 5:00 pm CDT on July 15, 2022

Doctoral STEM Teaching Assistantship Program

The Doctoral STEM Teaching Assistantship is supported by the NSF-funded award, New Discoveries in the Advanced Interface of Computation, Engineering, and Science (ND-ACES). This assistantship is designed to strengthen North Dakota’s STEM ecosystem by building a diverse pool of effective educators, skilled researchers, and engaged students. More specifically, the assistant ship will (a) strengthen doctoral students’ experience in undergraduate STEM education, and (b) reduce the instructional workload of ND-ACES faculty at non-research universities, thereby allowing them to devote additional time to research.

The Doctoral STEM Teaching Assistantship is a semester-long teaching placement (during Fall 2022 or Spring 2023). Eligible candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral STEM program at a North Dakota research university (i.e. North Dakota State University or University of North Dakota).

For more information, see the Request for Applications.

                                                          Application Deadline                      Award Announcement

Fall 2022 Assistantship                  May 1st                                           Before May 30th

Spring 2023 Assistantship            October 1st                                      Before October 30th


Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) Program

This program gives current junior and senior undergraduate students pursuing a B.S. STEM degree at a four-year institution (or a two-year institution granting B.S. STEM degrees) an opportunity to perform research within the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded New Discoveries in the Advanced Interface of Computation, Engineering, and Science (ND-ACES) Center for Cellular Biointerfaces in Science and Engineering (CCBSE).

The URA is a two-year (May 16, 2022 [or as accepted] – May 15, 2024) award that is funded across three NSF award periods. URA awardees will receive $15/hour for up to 10 hours/week during the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years and up to 40 hours/week during the 2022 and 2023 summers. For more information, see the Request for Applications.

Application Deadline: Open until funds are exhausted


Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates (dREU)

Under this program, undergraduate students – from the nine ND EPSCoR ND-ACES RII Track-1 participating campuses - three Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs), one Master’s College/University (MCU), three Tribal Colleges/Universities (TCUs) located in ND, or the two Research Universities (RUs) – are required to work in the ND-ACES Center for Cellular Biointerfaces in Science and Engineering (CCBSE) alongside NSF Track-1 faculty researchers on their CCBSE cutting-edge research projects in materials design, cellular systems, or computational approaches. Women, minorities underrepresented in STEM, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, economically disadvantaged or rural populations are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, see the Request for Applications.

Application Deadline: Open until funds are exhausted