Heitkamp Announces Federal Research Funding for NDSU


U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced five federal grants totaling over $4.1 million in federal funding to North Dakota State University (NDSU) for research and development.

“NDSU is a top school for research and development that helps students develop new and exciting ideas that can revolutionize their field of study,” said Heitkamp. “These federal funds will support research efforts at NDSU ranging from bee survival through tough winters to make sure North Dakota continues to be a top honey producer, to energy efficiency research, as well as supporting students attend important programs across the globe.”

The federal grants are distributed as follows:

  • $2,854,451 in federal funding to study how bees survive rough winters and emerge in the spring to reproduce. This project will work in conjunction with schools in Wyoming and New Mexico as well as with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. Total funding for this project is expected to be $5,684,002 through 2022.
  • $705,762 in federal funds to study animal behavior.
  • $299,999 in federal funds to improve energy efficiency for data centers.
  • $299,920 in federal funds that will be used to support Native American students to participate in a summer programs in Bejing, China to study environmental monitoring systems.
  • $17,500 in federal funds to support students who attend the North American Power Symposium.

These federal funds are made available through the National Science Foundation.