DEPSCoR offers two FY21 funding opportunities and announces Virtual DEPSCoR Day
Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) recently announced that two FY21 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
- DEPSCoR – Capacity Building FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2021-0008, https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333435
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. DEPSCoR officials encourage applicants to thoroughly read both announcements which are attached.
DEPSCoR also announced a Virtual DEPSCoR Day, which will take place on June 23rd from 10:00AM until ~5:00PM EDT. The Virtual DEPSCoR Day will include overviews of the FOAs, various panel sessions and breakout sessions with Program Officers representing the topics in the Research Collaboration FOA. The tentative agenda is linked below. To participate in the Virtual DEPSCoR Day, you must register in advance no later than JUNE 16 2021 at:
Space is limited, so you are encouraged to register as early as possible. If you register and find you can no longer attend, please cancel your registration so they can accommodate as many participants as possible.
Monitor https://dod-basicresearch.nvision.noblis.org/program/depscor for updates to the agenda and also to view the “Connect & Collaborate” portion of the site which may help identify research collaborations.