Science & Technology Foundations Awards

The DoD Announced Awards of $20K each for the 2021-2022 Cohort of the Minerva-USIP Peace and Security Dissertation Fellows

The Department of Defense Minerva Research Initiative is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 cohort of the Minerva-USIP Peace and Security Dissertation Fellows. In partnership with the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship program, over 115 applicants from 88 U.S. universities applied for this prestigious award.

DoD Awards $46 Million in University Research Equipment Awards

Arlington, VA – The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced awards to 144 university researchers totaling $46 million under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). These grants will be provided to 81 institutions across 35 states in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. DoD has long championed the country’s scientific ecosystem. Through DURIP, DoD supports purchases…

FY 2022 SMART Scholar SEED Grant Program Awardees

FY 2022 SMART Scholar SEED Grant Program Awardees The Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) program recently announced awards to 21 SMART PhD scholars as part of its competitive SMART Scholar SEED Grant program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. The SMART Scholar SEED Grant Program awards research grants worth up…

The DoD Awards $47 Million in Grants Through the NDEP

The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), is pleased to announce more than $47 million to 15 awardees under the National Defense Education Program (NDEP) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Biotechnology, and Enhanced Civics Education. Awardees, consisting of a local education…

DOD Awards 2021 STEM Scholars

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

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

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

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

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

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.