Current Requests for Applications:

Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (dREU)

The Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates (dREU) program is designed to strengthen North Dakota's STEM ecosystem by catalyzing bioscience research and career development opportunities for undergraduates. Selected students will conduct science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research projects under the supervision and guidance of faculty researchers from the New Discoveries in the Advanced Interface of Computation, Engineering, and Science (ND-ACES) Center for Cellular Biointerfaces in Science and Engineering (CCBSE). Like all ND-ACES programs, dREU is committed to building a diverse pool of engaged students and competitive researchers. Minorities underrepresented in STEM (e.g., women, first-generation college students, persons with disabilities, rural populations) are thus strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, see the Request for Applications.

Application Deadline: Open Until Funds are Exhausted


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

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