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

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, from which several panels of experts invited 35 full proposals for review, leading to the selection of the final eight fellows. Each fellow will receive up to $3 million over the 5-year fellowship term to pursue cutting-edge fundamental research projects.

The Basic Research Office, part of the Directorate of Defense Research and Engineering for Research and Technology (DDRE(R&T)) within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, sponsors the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship. The Office of Naval Research manages the grants.