Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR)

The summary for the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR): The Department of Defense (DOD) plans to award fiscal year 2019 (FY19) appropriations for a future funding opportunity announcement for the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) program. Approximately $3.6 million in total funding will be made available for this program to fund approximately six (6) awards up to $600,000 (total cost) each. Each award will be funded up to $200,000 (total cost) per year for three (3) years in the form of a grant. Subjected to funding availability. The program objectives for DEPSCoR are described in the program statue (Pub. L. 115–91, div. A, title II, §219[e][3], Dec. 12, 2017, 131 Stat. 1331). The website is a non-comprehensive repository of government-funded scientific, technical, and engineering information for the Department. Researchers new to DoD (Applicant) are encouraged to visit the site as a starting point for identifying past and present DoD-funded researchers.
Federal Grant Title: Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR)
Federal Agency Name: Air Force Office of Scientific Research (DOD-AFOSR)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Other
Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2019-0004
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 12.431
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: March 20th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: March 20th, 2020
Posted Date: July 16th, 2019
Creation Date: July 16th, 2019
Archive Date: April 19th, 2020
Total Program Funding: $3,600,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $600,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 100
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: July 16th, 2019
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This program aims to create basic research collaborations between a pair of researchers, namely 1) Applicant (Principal investigator, Mentee), a non-previously DoD-funded, full-time faculty member with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to conduct the proposed research as the principal investigator and 2) Collaborator (co-Principal Investigator, Mentor), an investigator who was previously funded by DoD within the last seven years. Though this is a collaboration between Applicant and Collaborator, Applicant's Institution of Higher Education (IHE) will submit the proposal. Applicant and Collaborator are eligible to apply if your IHE is located in an eligible States/Territories. States/Territories are deemed eligible to submit proposals for DEPSCoR research grants based on meeting both of the following criteria: 1. Falls into a specific range of DoD R&D S&E funding to college and universities in that State/Territory as defined in legislation. AND 2. Contains an advanced degree granting program in science, mathematics, and/or engineering. Potential awards will be limited to IHE in States/Territories that are eligible under the DEPSCoR program authority. Tenured or tenure-track faculty members with appointments at IHE, in the following States/Territories, are eligible to apply for DEPSCoR opportunities: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Grant Announcement Contact
Lisa Pizarro
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