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Precision Ag Summit 2015 Presentations

The 4th Annual Action Summit welcomed over 250 participants to North Dakota Farmers Union in Jamestown on January 19 & 20, 2015.

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UAS Summit 2014 Presentations Available

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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Funding available to support Development and Maintenance of a Robust STEM Workforce

The Office of Naval Research invites proposals for Projects that will lead to the Development Innovative Solutions that Directly Support the Development and Maintenance of a Robust Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics (STEM) Workforce. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are accepted on a continuing basis until Dec 31. More information regarding ONR-FOA-14-002 is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=249637.

Precision Ag Summit draws large crowd for third year

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The 3rd Annual Action Summit on Precision Agriculture in Jamestown, N.D., featured another large crowd and a wealth of information for farmers curious about what’s new in high-tech crop and livestock trends. All Media Coverage

North Dakota Named one of FAA's six UAS test sites

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Grand Forks will be one of six test sites for unmanned aerial systems

DOE making $8 Million Available for Next-Gen Biofuels Development

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The Department of Energy’s Office of Science invites proposals for Studies on Relevant Microbes to Enable Production of Next-Generation Biofuels. Applications should address one or more of three technical areas:

• Research to advance the development of promising new model organisms relevant to biofuels production;
• Development of novel microbial functional capabilities and biosynthetic pathways relevant to the production of advanced biofuels and the development of strategies to overcome associated metabolic challenges resulting from pathway modification; and ,

2014 Precision Ag Summit to focus on both crop and livestock management

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DOE Seeking SBIR Proposals for 21 Technical Areas

The Department of Energy will release its second solicitation of Phase I Proposals for the 2014 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Five participating entities within DOE invite applications in 21 technical areas. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is restricted to U.S. small businesses. Letters of intent are due Dec 16; Applications are due Feb 4, 2014. More information is available at: http://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/.

NIFA Awarding $5 Million for Biomass and Plant Feedstocks Research for the Production of Fuels

In partnership with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Office of Biological and Environmental Research invites applications for Genomics-Based Research to the Improved Use of Biomass and Plant Feedstocks for the Production of Fuels. Approximately $5 million may be made available to support multiple awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Pre-applications are due Dec 19, 2014. More information regarding DE-FOA-0001034 is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=247994.

Air Force making $37 Million Available for Alternative Energy Technologies

The Air Force Research Laboratory invites whitepapers to accelerate the transition of Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy Technologies. The majority of this funding will be awarded to aviation fuel saving efforts at a minimum technology readiness level of six. Approximately $37 million may be made available to support multiple awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Whitepapers are due Jan 9, 2014. More information regarding BAA-RQKM-2014-0005 is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/AFRLWRS/BAA-RQKM-2014-0005/listing.html.

DoD SBIR Awarding up to $150,000 for Phase 1 Proposals

On or about Dec 20, the Department of Defense will release its solicitation of Phase I Proposals for the 2014 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Eight DOD Components will participate in the 2014.1 Solicitation. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is restricted to U.S. small businesses. Proposals are due Jan 22, 2014. More information regarding DOD-SBIR-14-1 is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/WHS/REF/DoDSBIR14-1/listing.html.

Funding available to Support Undergraduate STEM Education

The Division of Undergraduate Education invites applications for Projects that Improve Undergraduate STEM Education that address immediate challenges and opportunities facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures and functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Proposals are due Feb 4, 2014. More information regarding PD-14-7513 is available at: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504976.

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