North Dakota University System
NDUS Centers of Excellence

Base Realignment Grant Funding

October 19, 2011

October - December 2011: UND and the Grand Forks Base Realignment Impact Committee (BRIC) will use an agreed upon process to identify proposals to support and advance to the Centers of Excellence Commission.

December 1, 2011: According to State Board of Higher Education policy, UND shall submit a brief synopsis to the Chancellor of any applications it plans to submit.

January 3, 2012: Deadline for submission of proposals to be considered during the first round of the program. NOTE: All applications submitted to Commerce must include the university president's signature and a letter of support from BRIC.

January 3 - 20, 2012: Commerce staff conducts completeness and compliance review of the applications. Applications found to be incomplete or in noncompliance with statute and/or Commission policy will be disqualified.

January 3 - 27, 2012: Commerce staff conducts due diligence on the applications including visiting with applicants and private sector partners when appropriate.

January 20, 2012: Proposals found to be complete and in compliance are forwarded to Commission for review.

January 27, 2012: Due diligence report from the Department of Commerce forwarded to Commission for review.

February 1 - 3, 2012: Commission conference call meeting to determine if any independent, expert reviews or additional due diligence is needed.

February 8, 2012: Presentations from applicants on Base Realignment Grant proposals before the Centers of Excellence Commission.

February 13 - 17, 2012: Centers of Excellence Commission meeting to act on applications.

February, 2012: Centers of Research Excellence funds could be made available to the universities.

May 1, 2012: Expected deadline for submission of proposals for second round of Base Realignment Grant funding (if necessary)

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