The Department of Defense announced the selection of 12 awardees for the National Defense Education Program Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) awards.

These distinguished educational and industry partners will receive more than $31 million over a three-year period to establish or expand STEM education, outreach, and workforce initiatives for students and educators from early childhood through postsecondary. The goal of this effort is to establish programs to better position the current and next-generation STEM workforce, which is critical to the Department and our Nation’s security.

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McClellan Park, California—To operate successfully across the globe, U.S. military forces depend on the 24/7/365 availability of space-based systems like telecommunications and observational satellites. This means that these systems must operate reliably, often for decades, in a harsh environment where they face temperature extremes and ionizing radiation in the form of energetic atomic particles traveling,…

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The Small Business and Technology Partnership Office recently released a report on its TechLink study of FY 2011-2016 Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) participants. This study was commissioned to assess RIF effectiveness with respect to program objectives and transition. Small business and follow-on Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer awards were of particular interest. The report is available at: https://www.dodrif.us

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The Department of Defense Minerva Research Initiative is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 cohort of the Minerva-USIP, Peace and Security Dissertation Fellows. In partnership with the USIP’s Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship program, more than 110 applicants from 80 U.S. universities applied for this prestigious award. The dissertations chosen for the Peace and Security…

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The Department of Defense has selected six collaborative teams as winners of the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) competition. Each team will receive up to $600,000 over a three-year period of performance to pursue science and engineering research in areas relevant to DOD initiatives supporting the National Defense Strategy. DEPSCoR is a…

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The Department of Defense (DoD) announced the selection of faculty teams for awards through Minerva’s FY2019 Defense Education and Civilian University Research (DECUR) Partnership, supporting fundamental research and professional military education. This partnership aims to develop collaborative basic research relationships between Defense Professional Military Education (PME) Institutions and Civilian Research Universities and achieve the following:…

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