Milan Nikolich: DoD’s Fiscal 2020 Grants to Support University Research, STEM Workforce Training

Milan Nikolich
Milan Nikolich

The Department of Defense has awarded $48.9M in total grants for 172 university researchers to procure equipment and develop students' science, technology, engineering and math skills.

Ninety-one institutions nationwide will benefit from the funds during fiscal 2020 as part of the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program, DoD said Wednesday.

“These awards provide research infrastructure to enable the most creative scientific minds in the country to extend the boundaries of science and technology,” said Milan Nikolich, director of defense research and engineering for research and technology at DoD.

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Office of Naval Research and the Army Research Office conducted a merit competition to help the department select awardees.

DoD noted the three military offices received 724 proposals and $295M in funding requests of $295M under the latest iteration of the program.

Click here to view the list of winning DURIP proposals.

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