CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,625,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support two projects at West Virginia University (WVU). Specifically, this funding will support projects that work to advance knowledge in the field of chemical synthesis and study how the nervous system integrates sensory-motor information.

“The research and work through West Virginia University continues to make an impact across our state, country, and world,” Senator Capito said. “Grants like these support cutting-edge projects that have the ability to lead to real solutions and opportunities for our students. I appreciate the National Science Foundation for their continued support in West Virginia, and I look forward to the progress that will be made as a result of this funding.”

“The National Science Foundation continues to be a strong partner for West Virginia through research and educational opportunities that benefit our students and communities. I am pleased NSF is investing in these critical scientific research projects at WVU, and I look forward to seeing their positive impacts,” Senator Manchin said. “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.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $1,100,000 – A Multisensory-Motor Integration Circuit; From Synapse to Behavior.
  • $525,000 Regioselective Cyclotrimerizations

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