Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) funding opportunities available now

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.