FY 2025 Request for Proposals

The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council has issued a request for research proposals. All proposals will be due in electronic format on or prior to November 9, 2023. Proposals should be sent to .

The focus of the North Dakota Corn Council’s research and education program includes projects that increase production, profitability, and market opportunities for northern corn growers and the northern corn industry. Projects should focus on value-added projects; new product development; efficiency gain in current markets; and research and information that addresses production problems or opportunities.

The North Dakota Corn Council prefers to fund one-year projects, with a dedication to see the project through but will consider funding multi-year projects. However, funds will be dispersed for only one fiscal year, with projects reviewed for subsequent funding on an annual basis.

A proposal is required for both continuation and new projects. The proposal should be no more than two pages single-sided, plus a cover page and budget. Before the research summit presentation of proposals, full proposals will be internally reviewed and ranked based on the guidelines listed in the instructions below. With the results of this review, not all proposals may be asked to present in person at the research summit. Proposals selected for further consideration will receive a request for a presentation by the researchers to be made at the North Dakota Corn Council Research Summit on December 6, 2023.


FY 2025 Request for Research Proposals

Grant Forms NDCUC

Funding Request Form

The North Dakota Corn Council will consider funding requests throughout the fiscal year. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Education – Seminars, grower focus meetings, research dissemination, etc.
  2. Research – Development of economic studies, projects that don’t qualify as major research grants.
  3. Proof of Concepts – Taking research to the field or lab for further development.


Please use this form for all funding requests for $9,999 or less:  Funding Request Form

Please use this form for all funding requests for $10,000 or more: Grant Program Proposal Form

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