Division of Science & Research

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission


Investing in research improves education, economics

Investing in research improves education, creates jobs and steers youth toward careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines, all while increasing our society’s knowledge. 

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Division of Science and Research directs the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) in West Virginia, while also managing state-funded academic research programs, including the Research Challenge Fund and the Research Trust Fund.  

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Job Opportunity: The Division of Science and Research is currently seeking a full-time Post Doctoral Research Associate in academic research administration/science education for a two-year appointment. This individual will assist in the coordination and administration functions of the Division of Science and Research. For more information including a full job description and details on how to apply, click here.