Templates and Information

Acknowledging Support

NSF EPSCoR Awards

All products (including promotional and recruiting materials) resulting from an NSF Track-1 project must acknowledge NSF support (ex: publications, poster presentations, oral presentations, etc.). For NSF acknowledgements, except for articles or papers published in scientific, technical or professional journals, the following disclaimer must also be included in your acknowledgement: "Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation." NSF's logo can be used by recipients of NSF support for the sole purpose of acknowledging that support.

EXAMPLE #1 Poster: NSF Acknowledgement for the INSPIRE-ND EPSCoR Track-1 Cooperative Agreement:

"Research presented in this poster was supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF EPSCoR Track-1 Cooperative Agreement OIA #1355466.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."

EXAMPLE #2 Presentation: NSF Acknowledgement for the ND-ACES EPSCoR Track-1 Cooperative Agreement:

"Research presented in this presentation was supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF EPSCoR Track-1 Cooperative Agreement OIA #1946202.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."

EXAMPLE #3 Paper: NSF Acknowledgement for the ND-ACES EPSCoR Track-1 Cooperative Agreement:

"Research presented in this paper was supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF EPSCoR Track-1 Cooperative Agreement OIA #1946202.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."

Other EPSCoR-like Funding Sources

Your funding source may have unique requirements on acknowledging support. Below are agencies that provide EPSCoR funding with links to their acknowledgement guidelines.

ND EPSCoR Internal Funding Sources

Funding provided by ND EPSCoR must be acknowledged in any promotional/recruiting material and products that results from the activity and/or research. Acknowledgement includes the use of the ND EPSCoR logo and an acknowledgement statement. Examples include:

"Research presented in this poster/conference was supported by ND EPSCoR."

"The authors would like to acknowledge financial support from the ND EPSCoR STEM grants program  for this research."


Budgets & Finance


PowerPoint Template

The ND EPSCoR PowerPoint Template should be used by all ND EPSCoR participants for their ND EPSCoR related PowerPoint presentations so as to have
a consistent look and allow for consistent recognition of activity funded by ND EPSCoR.


Fact-Information Sheet Template

Are you making a handout or information sheet related to your ND EPSCoR related activity? Please use the Fact Sheet Template to allow for consistent recognition of activity funded by ND EPSCoR.


Photo Release Forms


Logos

It is important when communicating your research to use institutional identity images, commonly known as logos, properly within institutional policy.

NSF's logo can be used by recipients of NSF support for the sole purpose of acknowledging that support. The 4-color logo is NSF's primary trademark. Strong effort should be made to use this version at all times.


Here are some variations of the ND EPSCoR logo:

See below for information about each participating institution's logo:

Click here for more logos, or visit the institutions above as they may allow the use of more than one logo version.


Research Resources at NDSU

NDSU Research and Creative Activity (RCA) website

This website includes many resources for faculty and faculty researchers including the following:


Research Resources at UND

Research and Sponsored Program Development

  • Division of Research and Economic Development
  • Grants and Funding
  • Corporate Engagement

GrantForward Funding Search Engine


ResearchGate

ResearchGate is built by scientists, for scientists. It started when two researchers discovered first-hand that collaborating with a friend or colleague on the other side of the world was no easy task. View the ResearchGate website and follow theResearchGate Twitter.

Founded in 2008 by physicians Dr. Ijad Madisch and Dr. Sören Hofmayer, and computer scientist Horst Fickenscher, ResearchGate today has more than 11+ million members.

  • Connect and collaborate with colleagues, peers, co-authors, and specialists in your field
  • Share your publications
  • Get stats and find out who's been reading and citing your work
  • Ask questions, get answers, and find solutions to research problems.

Counting Cumulative Citations

See how often your publications have been cited using Google Scholar or Web of Science.

RCR Training for Participating Campuses

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is the practice of scientific investigation with integrity. NSF requires that every student doing RII Track-1 research must take RCR training prior to working on the project. The PI also requires that every faculty member doing RII Track-1 research must also take RCR training to gain firsthand knowledge of what is required of their students. (NSF also requires this training for postdocs; however, there are not postdocs on ND EPSCoR’s NSF RII Track-1 ND-ACES award.) RCR Training is valid for the duration of the award. Required by NSF since 2010 and by the ND University system since 2017, RCR involves the awareness and application of established professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research. RCR is simply good citizenship applied to professional life. According to the ND State Board of Higher Education Policy Manual, Section 410.0, the RCR policy applies to institutions that receive external funding or support for research, with “support” defined to include “nonmonetary provision or access to equipment, supplies, or lab space by paid or unpaid research participants.” RCR encompasses nine areas: 1) research misconduct; 2) human participants; 3) research involving animals; 4) data acquisition, management, sharing, and ownership; 5) mentor/trainee responsibilities; 6) publication practices and responsible authorship; 7) peer review; 8) collaborative science; and 9) conflicts of interest.

Training and Management
All participants will need to load their RCR training certificate of completion to ERcore.

  • MCU/PUI/TCU participants
    • Follow the RCR protocols of your campus. If no RCR training protocols currently exist at your institution, follow the directions on page 8 to take the training through CITI.
  • NDSU participants
    • May take RCR training online by logging in through NDSU on the CITI website. See the NDSU Research and Creative Activity Responsible Conduct of Research page for more information.
    • May contact the ND EPSCoR State Office with questions: ndepscor@ndus.edu or 701-231-8400.
  • UND participants
    • May take RCR training online by logging in through UND on the CITI website.
    • May contact the UND RCR contact with questions: Cathy Lerud at cathy.lerud@und.edu or 701-777-2511.