The U.S. Virgin Islands is one of six jurisdictions nation-wide to receive a Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1 award from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to support Virgin Islands-EPSCoR. The $20 million award will bolster science and engineering academic research infrastructure in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It will also support fundamental research, science and engineering education, and workforce development in the Virgin Islands. The award will be distributed over five years, with $4 million each year. VI-EPSCoR is a territorial program that is housed at the University of the Virgin Islands. A news release is available in the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu – and from this direct link.