Two FY21 Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) funding opportunity announcements are now available on grants.gov.
DEPSCoR – Research Collaboration FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2021-0007, https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333421 and DEPSCoR – Capacity Building FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2021-0008, https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333435 (PLEASE NOTE: the Capacity Building FOA is a limited submission funding opportunity)
The Research Collaboration opportunity is quite similar to last year’s solicitation (two-person team, award amount, evaluation process), however, there are differences (specific topic areas, increased total number of awards). The Capacity Building opportunity is a new component of DEPSCoR and aims to support the strategic objectives of Institutes of Higher Education in DEPSCoR States/Territories to achieve basic research excellence in areas of high relevance to the DoD. We encourage you to thoroughly read both attached announcements.