New FY20 DEPSCoR Funding Opportunity & Webinar Announced

Posted on: July 13, 2020   |   Categories: Announcements, News & Updates
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White Paper and Supporting Documentation: Sept. 21, 2020
Full Proposal: Feb. 15, 2021

The FY20 Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) funding opportunity announcement is open and available on

While this opportunity is quite similar to last year’s solicitation (two-person team, award amount, evaluation process), there are differences (scoped by topic areas, increased total number of awards). As such, to discuss these updates and answer any questions potential applicants may have before the white paper submission deadline, we will host a webinar on Tuesday, July 21, at 12 p.m. (CDT).

Additionally, we thought this would be an excellent opportunity for extended outreach since we have had to delay some of our regional outreach events due to the pandemic. Therefore, this year’s event will be expanded to include input from the tri-Services and a brief presentation on how to engage with program officers.

Tentative Itinerary

12 p.m. Welcome and Introductions — OSD BRO (Dr. Jennifer Becker)
12:15 p.m. DEPSCoR FOA Overview — OSD BRO (Dr. Rushyannah Killens-Cade)
12:45 p.m. DEPSCoR FOA Q&A — OSD BRO/AFOSR (Dr. Jennifer Becker/Dr. Rushyannah Killens-Cade/Mrs. Elaina Baker)
1 p.m. How to engage Tri-Service Program Officers — ARO (Dr. Dawanne Poree)
1:30 p.m. OXR Funding Opportunities (tentative)
1:45 p.m. OXR Funding Opportunities (tentative)
2 p.m. OXR Funding Opportunities (tentative)
2:15 p.m. Q&A — all

For more information about the DEPSCoR webinar (July 21) and registration link, please see this .pdf link. We would like to remind potential applicants that registering for the webinar DOES NOT constitute registering for the white paper submission site.

As always, we strongly encourage you to monitor the DEPSCoR website for updates and announcements about the program.

Download: Webinar Announcement

DEPSCoR website