Hoeven Announces More Than $1.4 Million in Grant Funding for UND, NDSU Research

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded University of North Dakota (UND) and North Dakota State University (NDSU) more than $1.4 million in grants for ongoing research work.

“Fargo, Grand Forks and the Red River Valley are already emerging as a hub of technology and innovation, and this kind of research is vital to creating the new products and services our companies will bring to market,” Hoeven said. “At the same time, it bolsters the world-class research our state’s two largest universities are doing for our state and our nation.”

The NSF grants will be allocated to UND and NDSU as follows:

  • UND – $372,450 in support of Open Orbiter, a hands-on, student-led effort at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences to gain experience researching and designing mission-critical software and hardware systems in satellite space missions; project abstract available here.
  • NDSU – $890,800 in support of biophysical and biochemical research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, while also providing professional development opportunities for high school teachers; project abstract available here.
  • NDSU – $183,000 in continuing grant funds, toward an intended total of $463,000, to support materials chemistry research related to information and image processing technology in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; project abstract available here.

NSF is an independent federal agency that works to promote progress in science, advance the national health and welfare and secure the national defense through funding grants for research in these areas.