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.


115–91, div.

A, title II, §219[e][3], Dec.

12, 2017, 131 Stat.


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.

Related Programs

Basic Scientific Research

Department Of Defense

Agency: Department of Defense

Office: Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Estimated Funding: $3,600,000

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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.

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