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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.
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.
Aug. 30, 2022
DoD 6.1 Basic Research Conference on 6-9 Sept 2022
The first hybrid DoD 6.1 Basic Research Conference will be hosted on 6-9 Sept 2022 at the Basic Research Innovation Collaboration Center (BRICC) in Arlington, VA. In order to foster participant interactions, we are encouraging in-person attendance but will provide the ability for virtual attendance for those unable to travel to the DC area. We are looking forward to your participation.
July 14, 2022
Department of Defense Announces 2022 Class of Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship
The DoD announced the selection of nine distinguished faculty scientists and engineers for the 2022 Class of Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows (VBFF).
June 28, 2022
SECAF, DoD Officials Announce HBCU University Affiliated Research Center Initiative
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall III, Heidi Shyu, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering and William A. LaPlante, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, announce a University Affiliated Research Center initiative with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.