The Competitive Research Grant (CRG) Program helps early-career faculty develop their research and educational career by enhancing their ability to pursue and secure external funding to support their scholarly activities. The awards will allow researchers to generate preliminary data to 1) increase the level of externally supported university research in South Dakota’s technology-based economic development; 2) expand academic research; 3) build additional statewide research and STEM education capacity; and 4) exploit new commercial development opportunities.
Preference will be given to proposals in STEM education and workforce development as well as the research and development areas identified in the South Dakota Science and Innovation Strategy. These include 1) value-added agriculture and agribusiness; 2) energy and environment; 3) human health and nutrition; 4) information technology and cybersecurity; and 5) materials and advanced manufacturing.
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