Hoeven: NSF Awards Nearly $1 Million to Support Small Business Innovation, Agriculture Research in North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two grants totaling $951,110 to Renuvix, a Fargo-based biotech company co-founded by Dr. Chisholm, a Senior Research Scientist at North Dakota State University (NDSU), and the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds are awarded as follows:

  • Renuvix – $750,000 – To support research and development for cost-effective, environmentally friendly industrial coatings, paints and resins. The funds are authorized by the NSF’s Small Business Innovation Research Program.
  • University of North Dakota – $201,110 – To support maize development research and broaden the participation of Native Americans as independent investigators with Ph.D.’s in biological science.

“North Dakota’s universities and small businesses drive innovation that have implications not only in our state, but across the country,” Hoeven said. “Today’s grants will go towards supporting Fargo-based Renuvix, which is at the cutting-edge of biotechnology, and agricultural research taking place at UND.”