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Speaker presentations are now available from the 8th UAS Action Summit held in Grand Forks, North Dakota on June 25 & 26, 2014.

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Bio-Industry Summit Presentations

The Inaugural Future of the Bio-Industry Action Summit welcomed over 100 participants to North Dakota State University on May 21, 2014.

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DARPA invites proposals to Develop and Demonstrate an Unmanned Undersea Vehicle System

DARPA invites proposals for the Hydra program to Develop and Demonstrate an Unmanned Undersea Vehicle System, providing a novel delivery mechanism for insertion of unmanned air and underwater vehicles into operational environments. Proposals will be accepted in five technical areas. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Proposals are due Oct 22. More information regarding DARPA-BAA-13-39 is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/DARPA-BAA-13-39/listing.html.

Small Business Innovations Summit Postponed until November

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Join us along with co-hosts, U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven for the Small Business Innovations Summit for a date to be rescheduled in November, 2013 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo, North Dakota.

NIH making $85 Million available for Innovative Biomedical technologies

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The Division of Program Coordination for NIH invites DP1 applications for the Pioneer Award Program to provide funding to individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. Approximately $5 million may be made available to support up seven awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are due Oct 18.

Air Force Rapid Innovation Fund to provide $65 million for 20 awards

The Department of the Air Force invites proposals for the Air Force Rapid Innovation Fund to facilitate the rapid insertion of innovative technologies into military systems or programs meeting critical national security needs. Proposed technologies should address areas of interest described in the announcement. Approximately $65 million may be made available to support up to 20 awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Proposals are due Oct 8. More information regarding BAA-AFLCMC-2013-0001 is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/ASC/BAA-AFLCMC-2013-0001/listing.html.

8th Annual UAS Summit set for August 26 & 27, 2014

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Join us for the 8th Annual Research Corridor UAS Action Summit on August 26 & 27, 2014 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. We are pleased to be hosting the 2014 UAS Summit again with U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp.

NIH making $24 Million available to establish Centers of Excellence for Big Data Computing in the Biomedical Sciences

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Multiple entities within NIH invite U54 applications to establish and sustain Centers of Excellence for Big Data Computing in the Biomedical Sciences to conduct research to advance the science and utility of Big Data in the context of biomedical and behavioral research, and to create innovative new approaches, methods, software, tools, and related resources. Approximately $24 million may be made available to support up to eight awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Letters of intent are due Oct 20; applications are due Nov 20.

$65 Million available for Navy's Rapid Innovation Fund

The Office of Naval Research invites proposals for the Department of Navy’s Rapid Innovation Fund to provide financial support for the transition innovative technologies that resolve operational challenges or save costs into its Acquisition programs. Multiple awards may be made from up to $65 million in anticipated funding. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Whitepapers are due Sep 30. More information regarding ONR-BAA-13-020 is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/ONR/ONR/ONRBAA13-020/listing.html.

ND & SD Univerisities receive $6 Million to establish Dakota Bioprocessing Consortium

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Four universities in North Dakota and South Dakota have been awarded a $6 million grant to establish the Dakota Bioprocessing Consortium and conduct collaborative research.

NSF awarding $3.5 Million in STEM funding to support Tribal Colleges

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The Directorate for Education & Human Resources invites proposals for the Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUP) Program in Four Tracks:

• Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions (ICE-TI) — provides support to design, implement and assess comprehensive institutional efforts at eligible two-year or four-year colleges to increase the numbers of students in STEM and the quality of their preparation by strengthening STEM education and research. Approximately $2.5 million may be made available to support up to four awards. Proposals are due Sep 25.

NASA accepting proposals to support Human Research program

NASA invites proposals to support Research in Support of NASA's Human Research Program in Six Technical Areas:

• Space Radiation;
• Human Health and Countermeasures;
• Exploration Medical Capability;
• Behavioral Health and Performance;
• Space Human Factors and Habitability; and,
• International Space Station Medical Project.

Multiple awards are anticipated. Proposals are due Sep 4. More information regarding NNJ13ZSA002N is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/NASA/JSC/OPDC20220/NNJ13ZSA002N/listing.html.

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