February 10, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $399K 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 $399,020 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research through West Virginia University and Marshall University. The funding will support two research projects on artificial intelligence and cancer immunotherapy.
“The National Science Foundation continues to be a strong partner for higher education institutions in West Virginia through their support for critical research and educational opportunities for students across the Mountain State. I am pleased NSF is investing in this research and our students, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of these projects. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for funding to support the growth of research programs in West Virginia,” said Senator Manchin.
“From cancer research to artificial intelligence, West Virginia’s academic institutions are driving innovation and moving our state forward,” Senator Capito said. “The funding announced today will help support a range of research initiatives at both West Virginia University and Marshall University, and I’ll continue to advocate for investments like this that have a positive impact in West Virginia.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $199,822 – West Virginia University – Safety Validation of Autonomous Systems from Multiple Sources of Information
  • $199,198 – Marshall University – A New Spatial Image Analysis of the Tumor Microenvironment for Cancer Immunotherapy