May 11, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce National Science Foundation Award For West Virginia University

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $254,532 for the West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) through the National Science Foundation (NSF). This funding will support a research project that will help medical professionals understand the restoration of walking ability in rehabilitation processes.

“I am pleased the National Science Foundation is partnering with the West Virginia University Research Corporation on innovative research to better understand walking impartments, such as strokes, and rehabilitation. West Virginia University (WVU) continues to lead in innovative research technology and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funding that supports incredible research at WVU and improves the lives of West Virginians,” said Senator Manchin.

“West Virginia University continues to be a leader in the research community throughout higher education institutions and a fantastic representative of the Mountain State,” said Senator Capito. “Research projects such as this not only help move our medical facilities and universities forward, but also pave the way for future generations of West Virginians to build off of these results. I am proud of the relationship we are able to foster with the National Science Foundation, and thank them for their continued support of research in Appalachia. I look forward to the progress that will be made as a result of this funding.”