The Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E) was enacted on February 1, 2018 as part of the reorganization of the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USD(AT&L)). The former AT&L office has been divided into two directorates: the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)).
The Office of theUSD(R&E) includes two directorates: The Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Research and Technology (DDRE(R&T)) and the Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Advanced Capabilities (DDRE(AC)).
A grant is one of many different forms of federal financial assistance. Federal financial assistance is a broad term to refer to the various ways the U.S. government redistributes resources to eligible recipients. On Grants.gov you will find grant and cooperative agreement opportunities from federal agencies that award grants
The Department of Defense has selected eight distinguished faculty scientists and engineers and provided $24 million in fellowship funds as part of the 2020 Class of the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows. Click here for a complete list of this year’s winners. For the fiscal year 2020 competition, the Department received more than 200 white papers,…Read More
DOD Invests $3.6 Million for the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Competition Winners
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…Read More
On April 10, 2020, the Department of Defense selected General Atomics as a third prime contractor to join previously selected prime contractors Lockheed Martin, and nLight/Nutronics in building high energy lasers for the High Energy Laser Scaling Initiative (HELSI). Each developer will produce a 300 kW class high energy laser (HEL) source prototype with an…Read More
The Basic Research Office in the U.S. Department of Defense announces the Newton Award for Transformative Ideas during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This award opportunity is available at grants.gov and proposals are due on May 15, 2020. READ MORERead More
The Department of Defense Announced Awards Totaling $2 Million for Minerva’s Defense Education Civilian University Research (DECUR) Partnership
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:…Read More
The Department of Defense (DoD) announced $185 million in multidisciplinary university research initiative (MURI) awards to 26 research teams pursuing basic research spanning multiple scientific disciplines. These five-year grants will be provided to teams located across 52 U.S. academic institutions, subject to satisfactory research progress and the availability of funds. READ MORERead More
On January 28-29, the SMART Program Office met with Logistics Management Institute (LMI) leadership at the LMI Headquarters in Tysons, VA. The two-day event focused on SMART development of the outreach work plan for the upcoming calendar year as well an internal mid-year review. On February 6, the SMART selection portal will open for sponsoring…Read More
Basic Research Office released the final report from the Future Directions in Human Machine Teaming Workshop
On January 29, the Basic Research Office released the final report from the Future Directions in Human Machine Teaming Workshop in July 2019. This workshop convened researchers in the cognitive science, computer science, and human-oriented design communities to discuss opportunities and challenges for developing artificial agents that are built and designed around human cognition rather…Read More
The DoD Small Business and Technology Partnerships Office is happy to announce the opening of Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) on the Defense SBIR/STTR Innovation Portal(CAC required). Instructions and topics for the BAAs are available on the legacy portal at: https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/. Timeline: o January 14, 2020: Begin accepting proposals o January 22, 2020: SITIS closes to…Read More
The National Defense Education Program (NDEP) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is now on Grants.gov, announcement HQ0034-20-S-FO01. The Department of Defense (DoD) seeks innovative applications on mechanisms to implement Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, outreach, and/or workforce initiative programs. The Department intends to award multiple grants, subject to the availability of funds. Activities will…Read More