Minerva Research Initiative

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Minerva Research Initiative: The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is interested in receiving proposals for the Minerva Research Initiative (http://minerva.defense.gov), a university-led defense social science program seeking fundamental understanding of the social and cultural forces shaping U.S. strategic interests globally. OSD is particularly interested in projects that align with and support the National Defense Strategy, found at: https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/2018-National-Defense-Strategy-Summary.pdf The Minerva program aims to promote research in specific areas of social science and to promote a candid and constructive relationship between DoD and the social science academic community. The Minerva Research Initiative competition is for research related to the eight (8) topics below. Topic 1: Sociopolitical (In)Stability, Resilience, and Recovery Topic 2: Economic Interdependence and Security Topic 3: Alliances and Burden Sharing Topic 4: Fundamental Dynamics of Scientific Discovery Topic 5: Adversarial Information Campaigns Topic 6: Automated Cyber Vulnerability Analysis Topic 7: Power, Deterrence, Influence, and Escalation Management for Shaping Operations Topic 8: Security Risks in Ungoverned & Semi-Governed Spaces Innovative white papers and proposals related to these research areas are highly encouraged. See the full Minerva funding opportunity posted under the Related Documents section of this opportunity for details.
Federal Grant Title: Minerva Research Initiative
Federal Agency Name: Department of Defense (DOD)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: WHS-AD-FOA-18
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 12.630
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 14th, 2018
Original Application Deadline: August 14th, 2018
Posted Date: May 24th, 2018
Creation Date: May 24th, 2018
Archive Date: September 13th, 2018
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $15,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $15,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 24th, 2018
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
DoD Institutions
Grant Announcement Contact
Christina Gess
Contract Specialist
Phone 703-545-1880
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