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July 2, 2024

DOD Announces 2024 Vannevar Bush Fellows to Pursue Breakthrough Research

The Department of Defense today announced the selection of 11 university scientists and engineers to fill the 2024 class of the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF), the DoD's flagship single-investigator award for basic research.

May 24, 2024

HSI STEM Pathways Forum hosted by the Basic Research Office

Hosted by the Basic Research Office, Research & Engineering leaders recently attended the HSI STEM Pathways Forum at Virginia Tech University's Executive Briefing Center in Arlington, VA. 

May 16, 2024

Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow, Prof. Elchanan Mossel elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2024

Congratulations to Prof. Elchanan Mossel, a distinguished Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow from the class of 2019. Prof. Mossel, a faculty member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has achieved an extraordinary milestone by being selected as one of the 250 exceptional individuals elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2024.

April 1, 2024

The DoD’s Defense Enhancement Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) for FY2024 are now live!

The DEPSCoR competitions aim to enhance basic research capacity and competitiveness among institutions of higher education in eligible DEPSCoR States/Territories.

March 21, 2024

DoD Announces Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Awards

The Department of Defense awarded $17.6 million to 27 collaborative academic teams under the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR).

March 19, 2024

The FY2025 MURI FOA is Now Open!

MURI supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education (universities) that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD.

March 19, 2024

The University of Oklahoma is hosting DEPSCoR Day on April 25th!

We’re excited to announce that the University of Oklahoma will be hosting the Department of Defense, Basic Research Office on April 25th for our next Defense Enhancement Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) Day outreach event!

March 13, 2024

Department of Defense Announces Fiscal Year 2024 University Research Funding Awards

The Department of Defense today announced $221 million in awards for basic defense-related research projects as part of the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program.

Nov. 13, 2023

Page 1 of 30 AFOSR: FOAAFRLAFOSR20240000 ARO: W911NF24S0001 ONR: N0001424SF001 Page 2 of 37 OVERVIEW INFORMATION The Department of Defense (DoD announces the Fiscal Year 2025 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)

DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited United States (U.S.) institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment or instrumentation.

Nov. 13, 2023

Funding Opportunity Now Available for the FY25 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)

DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited United States (U.S.) institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment or instrumentation.