April 26, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.9 Million for Higher Education Research in West Virginia

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,994,564 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research projects at West Virginia University (WVU) and Marshall University. The funding will support research to improve space weather modeling and prediction and research to investigate molecular and chemical strategies for extreme stress tolerance.
“The National Science Foundation continues to be a strong partner for West Virginia through their support for critical research and educational opportunities that benefit our students and communities. I am pleased NSF is investing in these research projects at WVU and Marshall University, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of their work,” said Senator Manchin. “As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for funding to support scientific research and educational opportunities across the Mountain State.”
“Our higher education institutions in the Mountain State continue to lead the way with ground-breaking academic advancements. Regardless of the subject or field, I am always so impressed by the innovative research being done at West Virginia University and Marshall University, and I thank the NSF for their continued support in making these projects a reality,” Senator Capito said.
Individual awards listed below:
  • $1,627,940 – West Virginia University: Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences: Ion-Neutral Coupling in Geospace and its Impact on Space Weather
  • $366,624 – Marshall University: Division of Molecular and Cellular Bioscience: Revealing essential regulatory proteins in tardigrade cryptobiosis