Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR)

As part of the FY22 defense appropriations bill, Congress tasked the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OSD(R&E)) 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. Solicit applications for a stand-alone research collaboration competition
  2. Solicit applications for a capacity building competition
  3. Outreach meetings

Technical Point of Contact:
Directorate of Defense Research and Engineering for Research and Technology (DDRE(R&T))

External Web Link:

Target Audience(s):

Avenue(s) for Collaboration:
Funded Research

Research Type(s):
6.1 (Basic Research)

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