Grant Applications

The NDSU Foundation Grants Committee is now accepting applications from NDSU faculty and staff for six grant opportunities for the spring 2021 Grant Program. The 2021 application deadline is March 29, 2021, by 5 p.m.

All applicants must have approval from NDSU’s Office of Sponsored Programs by routing a proposal (click for process info) through NDSU’s electronic proposal routing system Novelution before submitting their application. You will be able to generate an approval letter from the Novelution to submit with your application. For more information about routing a proposal and generating the approval letter, please contact Sponsored Programs at ndsu.research@ndsu.edu.

Please send application and one page vitae in one PDF attachment and submit the approval letter from Sponsored Programs in a separate PDF attachment to Jennifer Reinhold at jennifer.reinhold@ndsufoundation.com or in person at the McGovern Alumni Center by March 29, 2021 by 5 p.m. Applicants will receive notification of funding decisions by May 7, 2021. Grants provided to successful applicants must be expended within 18 months of award notification.

The Centennial Endowment can provide maximum awards of $5,000, with a total of $22,000 available. This grant fund supports professorships, scholarships, biotechnology, faculty development, libraries, and cultural arts.

The Board of Trustees Endowment can provide maximum awards of $1,000, with a total of $5,000 available. This grant fund supports general programs across campus.

The Library Endowment has $3,700 available to award. This grant fund supports requests from any academic unit on campus for materials that will enhance the collections and/or operations of university libraries.

The Gordon A. Larson Foundation Fund has $16,000 available to award. This grant fund supports competitive grants for agricultural research efforts conducted at North Dakota State University.

The Carl A. and Jean Y. White Memorial Endowment for Agriculture Research has $4,400 available to award. This grant fund supports faculty and research staff to encourage Agricultural research initiatives.

The Engebretson Family Research Fund has $12,700 available to award. This grant fund is available every other year (odd years) and was established to support the advancement of pharmaceutical research, by encouraging the discovery and development of new drug therapies and delivery systems.

For questions, please email Jennifer Reinhold at jennifer.reinhold@ndsufoundation.com.