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Oct. 19, 2023

DOD Invests $40 Million to Establish Research Centers of Excellence at Minority-serving Institutions

The Department of Defense announced the establishment of four new research centers of excellence at minority-serving institutions of higher education, as part of its Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-serving Institutions Research and Education Program.

Sept. 28, 2023

DOD Announces 2023 Laboratory-University Collaboration Initiative Fellows

LUCI fellows are accomplished researchers within defense laboratories who seek to collaborate with prominent DOD-funded academic researchers – either recipients of the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship or principal/co-principal investigators under the Multi-Disciplinary University Research Initiative.

March 21, 2023

Fiscal Year 2023 Research Funding Awards

The DoD announced $220 million in awards for basic research projects as part of the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Program. At an average award amount of $7.1 million over five years, these competitive grants will support 31 teams located at 61 U.S. academic institutions, subject to satisfactory research progress and the availability of funds.

March 1, 2023

Basic Research Office Engages HBCUs in a Discussion on the Fourth Industrial Revolution at the BEYA Conference

On February 15th, Dr. Bindu Nair, the Director of Basic Research, engaged in a panel discussion at the Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) event, which was attended by a distinguished audience of HBCU researchers, academics, and professionals

Feb. 23, 2023

FY24 MURI Funding Opportunities Now Available!

For more than 30 years, the prestigious MURI program has been supporting teams of researchers from diverse disciplines to collaborate on investigating basic research questions of critical import to the DoD. Teams are awarded up to $7.5 M over five years to conduct their research. MURI awardees have gone on to create companies, establish new fields of inquiry, and lay the groundwork for some of the DoD’s most cutting-edge technologies.

Feb. 22, 2023

Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow, Prof. Nadar Engheta has been selected as a recipient of the 2023 Benjamin Franklin Medal

Prof. Nadar Engheta (VBFF class of 2015), Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the 2023 Benjamin Franklin Medal, for the scientific research advances in engineering and physics he led during his Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship.

Jan. 31, 2023

Howard University as the first HBCU to lead a University Affiliated Research Center

The Department of the Air Force has selected Howard University as the first Historically Black College or University to lead a University Affiliated Research Center. The center will be focused on tactical autonomy technology for military systems and Howard University will receive $12 million per year for five years to fund research, faculty, and students.

Nov. 29, 2022

DoD Awards $59 Million in University Research Equipment Awards

The Department of Defense announced awards to 147 university researchers totaling $59 million under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).

Sept. 26, 2022

The Defense of Department Invests $27 million in Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Scientific Research in Critical Technology Areas

The DoD announced awards totaling $27 million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to conduct research in defense critical technology areas. These competitive awards are funded through the DoD HBCU and Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Research and Education Program and range up to $9 million for each institution.

Sept. 8, 2022

Department of Defense Announces 2022 Class of Laboratory-University Collaboration Initiative Fellows

The DoD announced today the 2022 class of Laboratory-University Collaboration Initiative (LUCI) Fellows. The LUCI Fellowship program supports collaboration between DoD laboratory scientists and DoD-funded academics, such as recipients of the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship or Principal Investigators (PIs) of a Multi-Disciplinary University Research Initiative award.