The College of Idaho has received a $2.45 million grant spread over five years for biomedical research.
The school in southwest Idaho in a statement Monday says that about a third of the money will be used to investigate the medical properties of sagebrush.
A similar amount will be used to research small molecule inhibitors that could be used to fight pathogenic microorganisms.
The school says the rest of the money will be used for other research projects.
The money comes from the National Institutes of Health's IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence.