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

15 DoD For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology robotics teams win Chairman’s Award for the 2019-2020 season

August 3, 2020

Out of 3,800 FIRST Robotics Competition teams at district and regional competitions worldwide this season, 15 DoD-sponsored FRC teams received the Chairman’s Award, which recognizes teams that best represent a model for other teams to emulate and embody the purpose and goals of FIRST. For more information, a blog post is located at https://dodstem.us/blog-posts/2020/celebrating-first-robotics-2019-2020-season-achievements.

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Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division Scientists and Engineers Developed new Software for Sensors to Detect Fever

August 3, 2020

NSWC has developed rapidly deployable technology called the Sensor Agnostic Febrile Detection System. This new software can be used with any emissive source detection sensor to accurately detect people in a crowd with a body temperature above a certain norm. More information can be found at: https://www.navsea.navy.mil/Media/News/SavedNewsModule/Article/2276500/nswc-crane-engineers-develop-rapidly-deployable-tech-for-detecting-fever.

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New Instruction on Technology Protection Released

August 3, 2020

The new DoDI 5000.83, Technology and Program Protection to Maintain Technological Advantage, was released on July 20. This new DoDI contributes to increasing the lethality of our forces through implementation of enhanced technology protection across the DoD enterprise. The document is available on the WHS website at: https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodi/500083p.pdf?ver=2020-07-20-150345-930.

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Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division Helps Fight COVID-19

July 30, 2020

Scientists and engineers at NSWC Carderock used 3D printers to create facemasks, visors, and a flattened, hook-shaped door opener that allows doors to be opened without touching them. Learn more at: https://www.navsea.navy.mil/Media/News/ SavedNewsModule/Article/2267377/carderock-team-uses-talents-to-manufacture-covid-fighting-tools/.

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Air Force Research Laboratory Engineer Wins COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon

July 30, 2020

Ms. Leslie Flocken of AFRL earned first place in the COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon. Ms. Flocken led the virus modelling effort to evaluate workplace layouts and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Learn more at: https://www.robins.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2270011/afrl-engineer-earns-first-place-in-covid-19-virtual-hackathon/.

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DOD Announces Recipients of the Newton Award for Transformative Ideas during the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 13, 2020

The Department of Defense announced $650,000 in funding to 13 recipients of the Newton Award for Transformative Ideas during the COVID-19 Pandemic. “We were blown away by the overwhelming response and the ingenuity and creativity in the proposals we reviewed,” said Dr. JihFen Lei, acting director of defense research and engineering for research and technology.…

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The Department of Defense Announces Awards of $20,000 each for the 2020-2021 Cohort of the Minerva-U.S. Institute of Peace, Peace and Security Dissertation Fellows

June 23, 2020

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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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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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