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Feb. 18, 2021

DoD Announces Fiscal Year 2021 University Research Funding Awards

The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced $179 million in funding awards to 25 teams that participated in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) competition. The winning teams, which represent 57 academic institutions nationwide, will receive five-year grants—contingent upon satisfactory research progress and the availability of funds—to pursue basic research that spans multiple scientific disciplines.

Feb. 4, 2021

DoD launches two Centers of Excellence at Tuskegee University and Howard University

On January 27 & 28, the Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, launched two Centers of Excellence (COEs) at Tuskegee University and Howard University in defense research priority areas.

Dec. 11, 2020

In New Step Toward Quantum Tech, Scientists Synthesize 'bright' Quantum Bits

Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow, Prof. David Awschalom and his team takes a huge leap forward in quantum tech by synthesizing 'bright' quantum bits. Their new bottom-up approach could ultimately lead to quantum systems that have extraordinary flexibility and control, helping pave the way for next-generation quantum technology.

Dec. 9, 2020

Vannever Bush Fellow, Prof. Tresa Pollock Designs New Superalloy for 3D printing

Professor Pollock of UCSB led a team to design novel alloys that are suitable with the unique additive processing conditions while managing to maintain properties of the given material in demanding environments that are encountered in energy, space, and nuclear applications.

Dec. 3, 2020

Analyzing Migration Patterns From Central America

With a grant from the Department of Defense, UArizona researchers will use natural language processing and machine learning to analyze migration patterns.

Dec. 2, 2020

DOD Awards $50 Million in University Research Equipment Awards

The Department of Defense (DOD) has announced awards to 150 university researchers totaling $50 million under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). These grants will be provided to 85 institutions across 33 states in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.

Nov. 6, 2020

Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) Fellow, Nader Engheta Wins Isaac Newton Medal and Prize

Last week, optical physicist and Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) Fellow, Professor Nader Engheta (class of 2015) was awarded the 2020 Isaac Newton Medal and Prize for “groundbreaking innovation and transformative contributions to electromagnetic complex materials and nanoscale optics, and for pioneering development of the fields of near-zero-index metamaterials, and material-inspired analogue computation and optical nanocircuitry”.

Oct. 7, 2020

DoD Invests $50 million in Minority-Serving Institutions to Conduct Boundary-Pushing Scientific Research

The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), is pleased to announce awards totaling $50 million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCUs/MSIs) to conduct research in defense priority areas.

July 28, 2020

FY21 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Funding Opportunity Announcement

The FY21 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is now available.

July 20, 2020

New Funding Opportunity for Fundamental Research in Socio-Mathematics of Information and Influence

The funding opportunity for Fundamental Research in Socio-Mathematics of Information and Influence (BRO-20-SOMAII) is now available on grants.gov.