Current Requests for Proposals

DEPSCoR Regional DoD Day

Congress recently re-established the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) Program. The Department of Defense has asked the University of South Dakota to host a regional DEPSCoR DoD Day, where DoD program managers will provide information about the DEPSCoR program as well as general information about working with the DoD. The regional DEPSCoR Day will be September 10, 2020, in Vermillion, SD. For more information or to register for the event, please see here.

Program officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and other DoD representatives will participate in the 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

DEPSCoR- Enhancing Basic Research Capacity & Competitiveness

Deadline for paper submissions: September 21, 2020

The funding opportunity announcement for the FY20 DEPSCoR Competition is now available. DEPSCoR is a capacity building program designed to support the research capabilities at institutions of higher education to perform competitive basic research in science and engineering that is pertinent to the DoD mission and reflect national security priorities. For more information, please see the DEPSCoR call for Enhancing Basic Research Capacity & Competitiveness, the DEPSCoR FOA AFRL-AFOSR 2020 document, and the white paper guidelines for DEPSCoR FOA AFRL-AFOSR-2020

EPSCoR Workshop Opportunities

Deadline: See solicitation from NSF

To promote scientific progress nationwide, NSF EPSCoR establishes partnerships that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction's research infrastructure, research and development capacity, and hence, its R&D competitiveness. EPSCoR welcomes proposals for workshops from institutions within EPSCoR-eligible jurisdictions (Program Solicitation NSF 19-588). These workshops focus on multi-jurisdictional efforts of regional to national importance related to EPSCoR's goals and NSF's mission. For more information, please see the RFP at