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…

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Section 1640 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 authorized the Secretary of Defense to carry out a “Program to Establish Cyber Institutes at Institutions of Higher Learning for purposes of accelerating and focusing the development of foundational expertise in critical cyber operational skills for future military and civilian…

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As the 2021 scholarship season kicks off, degree-seekers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will be hard-pressed to find an opportunity with better terms than this: full tuition plus stipend paid for a college and/or graduate degree, with guaranteed placement at a world-class research institution upon graduation. Find out more here.

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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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