April 27, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse Announces $199,748 Grant for Colorado State University COVID-19 Research

The grant comes from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Information & Intelligent Systems

Washington D.C.— Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that Colorado State University will receive a grant of $199,748 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The research project, titled “RAPID: ENSURING INTEGRITY OF COVID-19 DATA AND NEWS ACROSS REGIONS,” is led by professors Indrakshi Ray and Sudipto Ghosh. The project aims to address “the critical problem of defining and identifying spurious data and news concerning COVID-19, and tracking the source of misinformation,” according to the National Science Foundation.

“I am thrilled to see this public recognition of the important research being done at Colorado State University,” said Congressman Neguse. “We are particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects of misinformation and bad data during this unprecedented health crisis, and this valuable research will not only help us avoid bad information now but also better prepare us for future crises.” 

The grant is part of the NSF’s COVID-19 Research Program. Find more information here.