Welcome to DoD Grants

Our  Mission:

Lead the DoD Science and Technology Enterprise to rapidly develop, transition, and protect key technologies that ensure we will win the wars of the future.

Our  Vision:

Lead the DoD Science and Technology Enterprise to rapidly develop, transition, and protect key technologies that ensure we will win the wars of the future.

About Us

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)).

Grants

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

Announcements

DOD Awards $24 Million for the 2020 Class of the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

May 12, 2020

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,…

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DOD Invests $3.6 Million for the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Competition Winners

May 1, 2020

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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Defense Department Invests Additional $47 Million in High Energy Laser Scaling Initiative

April 28, 2020

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…

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Newton Award Funding Opportunity for Transformative Ideas

April 16, 2020

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 MORE

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The Department of Defense Announced Awards Totaling $2 Million for Minerva’s Defense Education Civilian University Research (DECUR) Partnership

March 27, 2020

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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Fiscal Year 2020 University Research Funding Awards

February 26, 2020

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 MORE

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Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Team Development Meeting

February 6, 2020

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…

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Basic Research Office released the final report from the Future Directions in Human Machine Teaming Workshop

January 31, 2020

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…

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The DoD Small Business and Technology Partnerships Office

January 17, 2020

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…

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National Defense Education Program (NDEP) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

January 9, 2020

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…

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Important Links

Foster innovation and scientific and technological dominance across the Department of Defense, with our domestic partnership and international alliance, and through excellent S&T workforce today and tomorrow

Enduring warfighter and technology dominance enabled through superior mission systems resilient to exploitation; a competitive, assured national security innovation base; and preservation of advanced technologies and practices

Enduring warfighter and technology dominance enabled through superior mission systems resilient to exploitation; a competitive, assured national security innovation base; and preservation of advanced technologies and practices

Enduring warfighter and technology dominance enabled through superior mission systems resilient to exploitation; a competitive, assured national security innovation base; and preservation of advanced technologies and practices