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March 21, 2023
Register now for the 2023 Minerva Meeting and Program Review
The 2023 Minerva Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Centric in Arlington, VA from May 2-3. At this annual event, Minerva grant awardees will share their latest research findings with Defense policymakers and thought leaders, Military operations personnel, and academic peers.
March 9, 2023
Department of Defense Awards $2 Million for Social Science Research Under the Defense Education and Civilian University Partnership
The DoD announced the selection of six DoD and university faculty teams to pursue fundamental social science research through the Defense Education and Civilian University Research (DECUR) Partnership, a program under DoD’s Minerva Research Initiative (Minerva).
Feb. 22, 2023
Minerva-funded Research Integrated into NATO Assessment, "Children in Violent Extremism Organisations in the Middle East and Africa"
Minerva-funded Researcher, Dr. Mia Bloom's (Georgia State University) project on children in violent extremism (2015-2021) was integrated into the NATO Assessment, “Children in Violent Extremism Organisations in the Middle East and Africa”. This assessment helped determine that there is a need to better identify child recruitment patterns, especially in relation to the areas experiencing growing Violent Extremism Organisations (VEO) activity across Africa.
Feb. 7, 2023
The near crisis project: Why what you don’t know can hurt you
This event will a panel of distinguished speakers from the research team of the University of Utah’s Near Crisis Project followed by a moderated discussion.
Jan. 5, 2023
New Minerva-funded Publication, "Assessing impacts to maritime shipping from marine chokepoint closures"
"New GIS-enabled analysis by a Minerva-funded researcher from Duke University maps what the far-reaching impacts to international trade and shipping could be if any of the world’s 11 busiest marine chokepoints, or shipping straits, are closed due to politics, piracy, vessel accidents, or other causes."
Dec. 14, 2022
Findings from a Minerva Research Initiative funded project on Near Crisis Escalation helped NATO leaders approve a new Strategic Concept that updated the alliance’s core tasks
Dr. Scott Silverstone (USMA West Point) and Dr. Steven Lobell (PI, University of Utah) presented to NATO officials the findings from the Minerva Research Initiative and Office of Naval Research funded project on Near Crisis Escalation.
Nov. 8, 2022
New Minerva-funded Publication, "Trust in Online Search Results During Uncertain Times"
"Drawing from the layer model of trust, this study examines what factors influence the perceived quality of search results. Participants (N = 256) conducted searches about current events and evaluated the quality of the results they received along with their trust in technology and attitudes toward the search topic."
Sept. 20, 2022
Register Now for the 2022 Minerva Virtual Series
We are looking forward to hosting the 2022 Minerva Virtual Series that will be held over four days in October.
Sept. 15, 2022
Department of Defense Announces Awards for the 2022-2023 Cohort of the Minerva-United States Institute of Peace and Security Dissertation Fellows
The DoD announced the selection of the 2022-2023 cohort of the Minerva-USIP Peace and Security Dissertation Fellows.
Sept. 8, 2022
Minerva's FY22 FOA is Now Open
The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is interested in receiving proposals for the Minerva Research Initiative, a university-led defense social science program seeking fundamental understanding of the social and cultural forces shaping U.S. strategic interests globally. OSD is particularly interested in projects that align with and support
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