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POSTPONED — DEPSCoR DoD Day
October 20, 2021 • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
DEPSCoR DoD Day has unfortunately been postponed to the Spring — USD apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused and looks forward to a springtime event.
The University of South Dakota (USD) will host DEPSCoR DoD Day, presented by the Department of Defense, at USD’s campus in Vermillion, South Dakota. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Speed Networking sessions will be scheduled as a one-on-one opportunity for invited researchers to flesh out ideas with Program Officers (POs) for future solicitations. To ensure a concise dialogue in the allotted time (10 minutes), it is recommended that researchers submit a research menu ahead of the meeting. If you are interested in participating in the speed networking session, please email your research menu as an attachment to Jennifer Becker (jennifer.j.becker.civ.@mail.mil). She will notify invited researchers via email.
Program officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and other DoD representatives will participate in the Central Region meeting, which will cover the following topics:
- How to work with the DoD, especially ARO, ONR, AFOSR
- How to make connections with DoD program officers
- How to pursue funding opportunities specific to DEPSCoR
- How to pursue other programs within the Basic Research Office
About DEPSCoR DoD Day
In 2017, Congress reauthorized and funded the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) in order to enhance the capabilities of institutes of higher education in certain states and to increase their number of university researchers, increasing the probability of long-term growth in competitive federal funding.
To meet the directives outlined by Congress, the Department of Defense (DoD) is hosting outreach meetings to educate researchers about the DoD Research Enterprise. The first regional meeting took place in the northeast at the University of Rhode Island in September 2019. The second meeting took place at Louisiana State University on February 20, 2020. The Central Region of DEPSCoR-eligible states includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin and Indiana.