Media Advisory: DoD Awards $43.9 Million to Universities for Research Equipment

Jennifer Huergo
Office of Naval Research
Corporate Communications Office
Phone: 703-696-0950
Fax: 703-696-5940
E-mail: Jennifer_Huergo@onr.navy.mil

 

The Department of Defense announced the award of $43.9 million to academic institutions for the purchase of research instrumentation. The 212 awards to 108 academic institutions are being made under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) as the result of a merit competition for funding conducted by the Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, and Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The Office of Naval Research is the awarding office for 70 awards that support research in areas of importance to DoD, such as information technology, remote sensing, propulsion, electronics and electro-optics, advanced materials, and ocean science and engineering.

Researchers generally have difficulty purchasing instruments that cost $50,000 or more under their research contracts and grants. DURIP supports the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment with awards that range from about $60,000 to $990,000 and average $207,000.

The complete list of winning proposers may be found at: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Feb2005/d20050218supports.pdf

 

Jennifer Huergo
Office of Naval Research
Corporate Communications Office
Phone: 703-696-0950
Fax: 703-696-5940
E-mail: Jennifer_Huergo@onr.navy.mil

 

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