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May 25, 2018

Minerva Research Initiative Funding Opportunity Announcement

The Office of the Secretary of Defense recently announced a new call for proposals for the Minerva Research Initiative, a university-led social sciences program that seeks fundamental understanding of the social and cultural forces that shape regions of the world of US interest. Additional information on the Minerva Initiative can be found on its

May 21, 2018

Bilateral Academic Research Initiative Funding Announcement

The Department of Defense (DoD) is soliciting applications for the Bilateral Academic Research Initiative (BARI) Pilot Program. BARI supports basic collaborative research between U.S. and U.K institutions of higher education to combine unique skillsets and approaches that can provide rapid advances in scientific areas of potential interest to the

May 3, 2018

Three Vannevar Bush Fellows Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Lewis and Dr. Mikhail Lukin, both of Harvard University, and Dr. Umesh Vazirani of the University of California, Berkeley, were recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences for their outstanding scientific achievements.  All three are also Vannevar Bush Fellows.  Dr. Lukin is a Professor of Physics and Scientific Co-Director of

April 25, 2018

Dr. Ivan Schuller, 2015 Vannevar Bush Fellow, inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, founded by John Adams, John Hancock, and James Bowdoin during the American Revolution, is an honorary society dedicated to the advancement of important societal, scientific, and intellectual issues. This year, Dr. Ivan Schuller will join the Academy’s 2018 Class of Fellows. Dr. Schuller is a Professor of

April 25, 2018

2016 Vannevar Bush Fellow Dr. Jennifer Lewis Honored by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Each year, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) inducts a select group of scientists and engineers into their College of Fellows for significant contributions to medical and biological engineering. Dr. Jennifer Lewis was inducted into this year’s College of Fellows for her pioneering work in materials science and

April 11, 2018

I-Corps @ DoD Funding Announcement

The Department of Defense (DoD) is soliciting applications from current/recent DoD awardees on basic research topics to receive mentoring and funding to accelerate the transition and commercialization of the funded research. The I-Corps @ DoD program is designed to support the acceleration of basic research innovations from qualifying institutions

April 6, 2018

2018 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows Announced!

The Department of Defense announced the selection of 11 distinguished faculty scientists and engineers to join the 2018 Class of Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows (VBFF). They join a cadre of 45 current Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows, who are sponsored by the DoD to conduct foundational research in core science and engineering disciplines that underpin

April 5, 2018

Defense Department Awards $169 million in University Research Funding

The Department of Defense will issue 24 awards totaling $169 million to academic institutions to perform multidisciplinary basic research through the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program. The awards are for up to a five year period, subject to satisfactory research progress and the availability of funds.  MURI awards supports

April 5, 2018

IEEE Nanotechnology Council Honors DoD Funded Scientists

Two DoD funded researchers were recently honored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. Dr. Engheta, professor at the University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the 2018 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology for his contributions to photonic metamaterials and optical nanocircuits. He is also a 2016 Vannevar Bush Fellow pursing the

April 3, 2018

2017 Vannevar Bush Fellow Dr. Teri Odom Featured by the American Chemical Society

 Dr. Teri Odom, an acclaimed professor at Northwestern University, was awarded a 2017 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship to develop a new class of materials, (i.e. metamaterials) with exceptional optical, electronic and quantum properties. Although she enjoys her career of scientific discovery now, this was not the original career Dr. Odom envisioned