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DEPSCoR DoD Day
Montana State University will host DEPSCoR Day, a full-day workshop, on Thursday, May 18. Program officers from the Department of Defense (DoD) will present funding opportunities available through the DoD Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) and related DoD research programs.
Program officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and other DoD representatives will participate in the meeting, which will cover the following topics:
- Working with the DoD, especially ARO, ONR, AFOSR
- Making connections with DoD research program officers
- Finding DEPSCoR research funding opportunities
- Basic research within the DoD
- One-on-one engagement with relevant program officers.
DEPSCoR Day will be held in the Inspiration Hall, Norm Asbjornson Hall on the MSU campus. The event is free and open to researchers and other academic research officers/administrators from all DEPSCoR states. Lunch will be provided, along with a catered reception during speed networking. Registration will remain open until Tuesday, April 18.
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 Central Region of DEPSCoR-eligible states includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin and Indiana.