Research, Technology & Laboratories Awards

DOD Awards 2021 STEM Scholars

September 9, 2021

The Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Program recently announced awards to 416 SMART scholars as part of its 2021 cohort.  The 2021 cohort is comprised of students representing 184 colleges and universities, and is the largest and most diverse in the program’s 15 year history. SMART is a Science,…

Second Quarter Laboratory Scientist, STEM Advocate, and Technology Transfer Advocate Awards

August 2, 2021

The Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Research and Technology (DDRE(R&T)) in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) is pleased to announce the second quarter Fiscal Year 2021 winners of the following awards:

Q1 FY21 Laboratory Scientist, STEM Advocate, and T2 Advocate Awards

May 20, 2021

The Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Research and Technology (DDRE(R&T)) in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) is pleased to announce the first quarter (Q1) Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) winners of the following awards: Department of Defense (DoD) Laboratory Scientist of the QuarterDr. John Bennewitz, U.S.…

2021 Class of Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

May 5, 2021

Arlington, VA – On May 5th, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the selection of eight distinguished faculty scientists and engineers for the 2021 Class of Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows (VBFF). The highly competitive fellowship is the DoD’s flagship single investigator award for basic research. VBFF is sponsored by the Basic Research Office, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, with grants managed by the Office of Naval Research.

DoD Announces Fiscal Year 2020 Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Awards

April 28, 2021

Arlington, VA – Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced $10.2 million in Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) awards to 17 collaborative teams for the FY2020 competition. DEPSCoR is a congressionally mandated, capacity building program that is designed to strengthen the basic research infrastructure at institutions of higher education in underutilized states…

Defense Department Launches $7.5 Million Center of Excellence in Networked Configurable Command, Control and Communications for Rapid Situational Awareness

March 17, 2021

The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), launched a $7.5 million Center of Excellence in Networked Configurable Command, Control and Communications for Rapid Situational Awareness (COE-NC4) at the University of California, Riverside, a Hispanic-serving minority institution.

DoD Announces Fiscal Year 2021 University Research Funding Awards

February 22, 2021

The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced $179 million in funding awards to 25 teams that participated in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) competition. The winning teams, which represent 57 academic institutions nationwide, will receive five-year grants—contingent upon satisfactory research progress and the availability of funds—to pursue basic research that spans multiple scientific disciplines.

DOD Awards $20.8M in Grants for Projects to Support Research in Social and Behavioral Science

January 13, 2021

The Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded $20.8 million in grants to 15 university-based Minerva Research Initiative (Minerva) faculty teams to support research in the social and behavioral sciences. Minerva supports basic research that focuses on topics of particular relevance to U.S. national security. Through its network of faculty investigators, Minerva also strengthens the department’s…

George F. Linsteadt Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer

December 2, 2020

The Department of Defense (DoD) has selected the National Security Agency’s (NSA’s) Technology Transfer Program (TTP) as the winner of the 2020 George F. Linsteadt Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer.

DOD Announces Recipients of the Newton Award for Transformative Ideas during the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 13, 2020

The Department of Defense announced $650,000 in funding to 13 recipients of the Newton Award for Transformative Ideas during the COVID-19 Pandemic. “We were blown away by the overwhelming response and the ingenuity and creativity in the proposals we reviewed,” said Dr. JihFen Lei, acting director of defense research and engineering for research and technology.…