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Pentagon Allots $149M in Multidisciplinary Research Project Grants

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research and development RDThe Defense Department has selected 22 research programs focused on science and engineering as recipients of grants worth $149 million combined.

Research efforts will receive government funding over a period of five years and will involve 55 universities under the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, DoD said Tuesday.

Army, Air Force and Navy offices received 289 white papers and 76 proposals after a solicitation for 19 topics such as impulsive biological force, quantum optics and dimensional organic polymers.

Academic institutions in the U.S. will collaborate with U.K.-based universities for the first time on topics such as mid-infrared laser and scene understanding through lifelong learning and cognitive reasoning.

Click here to view the Pentagon’s list of MURI awardees for fiscal year 2015.

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