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The Minerva Research Initiative, administered jointly by the Office of Basic Research and the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense, supports social science research aimed at improving our basic understanding of security, broadly defined. Supported projects are university-based and unclassified, with the intention that all work be shared widely to support the thriving of stable and safe communities.
Welcome to the new Minerva website! The website is being released in stages, with more information and functionality being released regularly throughout February.
Grants and Fellowships
The next Funding Opportunity Announcement for University Research Grants will be released in early February. Click here to see the topics of interest and the schedule for this year's FOA.
White Papers are due on March 21, 2017.
The Owl in the Olive Tree is the blog of Minerva, aimed at sharing social scientific contributions that advance our understanding of the social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental dynamics of security.
Expect the first issue of The Owl in the Olive Tree in early March.