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News | Dec. 8, 2023

Minerva’s FY23 University Research Funding Opportunity is NOW OPEN!

By Toni DeVille

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.

The Minerva Research Initiative competition is seeking research related to eight (8) topics of interest listed below. For full descriptions, click here

Topic 1: Societal Cohesion in Crisis
Topic 2: Considering Societal Resilience at Multiple Scales
Topic 3: Sociotechnical Adaptation to Climate, Food, and Water Stress
Topic 4: Social Impact of Technological Change
Topic 5: Parasocial Relationships, Social Media, and Radicalization
Topic 6: Temporal Orientation and Strategic Considerations
Topic 7: Evolving Contexts of Deterrence
Topic 8: War Termination Processes and Prospects

Application is available on using the following link:

White paper submissions are due on Tuesday, January 16th.