The Department of Defense announced today that it plans to award $15.7 million to 24 academic institutions in 18 states to perform research in science and engineering, under the fiscal 2008 Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR). The Office of Naval Research´s portion of that money, $5.3 million, will go to researchers at 11 academic institutions in 10 states.
The Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research solicited proposals using a defense-wide broad agency announcement. The announcement was published on the Internet and accessed by the DEPSCoR state committees, which solicited and selected projects for each state´s proposal.
Academic researchers in Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, US Virgin Islands, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming were eligible to receive awards under this competition.
All awards are subject to the successful completion of negotiations between DoD and the academic institutions.
The list of projects selected for fiscal 2008 DEPSCoR funding can be found on the Web at: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Mar2008/d20080326depscor.xls.