Enhancing Basic Research Capacity & Competitiveness
As part of the FY20 defense appropriations bill, Congress tasked the Basic Research Office with managing the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR). DEPSCoR is a capacity building program that is designed to strengthen the research infrastructure at institutions of higher education in underutilized States/Territories. In order to achieve its congressional mandate, the Basic Research Office developed three major thrusts for DEPSCoR – 1) augment funding to an existing tri-Service program, 2) solicit applications for a stand-alone collaborative competition, and 3) outreach meetings.
The Department of Defense EPSCoR program announcement is now open. Details can be found through the DEPSCoR website:
The solicitation notice for this DEPSCoR-exclusive competition is posted on www.grants.gov (https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326765).
White Paper and Supporting Documentation deadline submission is 21 September 2020.