Hoeven: National Science Foundation Awards $50K to UND to Study Zika Virus Transmission

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $50,000 grant to the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds, made available through NSF’s Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program, will enable researchers to investigate the rate of transmission of the Zika virus in an effort to help control its spread.

“We have already begun to see the effects of the Zika virus, and it is imperative that we invest in research that will help us better understand and combat this disease,” Hoeven said. “The University of North Dakota is a world-class research institution, and today’s funding will support the study of Zika transmission, which could help us to slow it down.”