New Funding Opportunity - DEPSCoR FY21

White Papers Due: Sept. 20, 2021
Full Proposals Due (by invitation only): Feb. 22, 2022

Two FY21 Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) funding opportunity announcements are now available on

The Research Collaboration opportunity is quite similar to last year’s solicitation (two-person team, award amount, evaluation process), however, there are differences (specific topic areas, increased total number of awards). The Capacity Building opportunity is a new component of DEPSCoR and aims to support the strategic objectives of Institutes of Higher Education in DEPSCoR States/Territories to achieve basic research excellence in areas of high relevance to the DoD.  You are encouraged to thoroughly read both announcements which are attached. 

DEPSCoR has also announced a Virtual DEPSCoR Day, which will take place on June 23rd from 10:00AM until ~5:00PM EDT.  The Virtual DEPSCoR Day will include overviews of the FOAs, various panel sessions and breakout sessions with Program Officers representing the topics in the Research Collaboration FOA.   Please see attached tentative agenda.  To participate in the Virtual DEPSCoR Day, you must register in advance no later than JUNE 16 2021 at  You are encouraged to register early, as space is limited. 

We encourage you to monitor  for updates to the agenda and also view the “Connect & Collaborate” portion of the site which may help identify research collaborations.