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FY24 DEFENSE ESTABLISHED PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH (DEPSCoR) CAPACITY BUILDING (CB)

ID: FOAAFRLAFOSR20240006 • Type: Posted

Description

The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the fiscal year 2024 (FY24) Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) Capacity Building opportunity. The program is sponsored and managed by the Basic Research Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD [R&E]), awarded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), and administered through the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The DoD plans to award FY23 DEPSCoR appropriations through this announcement.

DEPSCoR's objectives are to:

(1) increase the number of university researchers in eligible States/Territories capable of performing science and engineering (S&E) research responsive to the needs of the DoD.

(2) enhance the capabilities of institutions of higher education (IHEs) in eligible States/Territories (listed below) to develop, plan, and execute S&E research that is relevant to the mission of the DoD, and competitive under the peer-review systems used for awarding Federal research assistance; and

(3) increase the probability of long-term growth in the competitively awarded financial assistance that IHEs in eligible States/Territories receive from the Federal Government for S&E research.

The Basic Research Office anticipates up to $6 million in total funding will be made available for this program to fully fund and award between one to four grants up to $1.5 million (total cost) each. Each grant award will be funded up to $750,000 (total cost) per year for two (2) years.

The award is subject to funding availability. The Basic Research Office reserves the right to select and fund for award all, some, part, or none of the proposals received. There is no guarantee of an award.

Overview

Category of Funding
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/28/24 the Air Force Office of Scientific Research posted grant opportunity FOAAFRLAFOSR20240006 for FY24 DEFENSE ESTABLISHED PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH (DEPSCoR) CAPACITY BUILDING (CB) with funding of $6.0 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 12.431 Basic Scientific Research. It is expected that 4 total grants will be made worth between $750,000 and $1.5 million.

Timing

Posted Date
March 28, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
Nov. 25, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST Due in 215 Days
Last Updated
April 1, 2024, 10:34 a.m. EDT
Version
9
Archive Date
Dec. 26, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
This funding opportunity aims to support the strategic objectives of IHEs (either individually or in partnership with others) in DEPSCoR States/Territories to achieve basic research excellence in areas of high relevance to the DoD. IHEs in the following States/Territories are eligible to apply for this DEPSCoR opportunity under this announcement: 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 Jersey, 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.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$1,500,000
Floor
$750,000
Estimated Program Funding
$6,000,000
Estimated Number of Grants
4

Contacts

Contact
Nicole Thomas Contract Specialist
Email Description
AFRL AFOSR DEPSCoR FOA
Contact Phone
(703) 588-1930
Additional Information
AFRL AFOSR DEPSCoR FOA

Documents

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