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July 20, 2022

Who Gets Smart? Explaining How Precision Bombs Proliferate

Recent publication from Minerva-funded researchers theorize about the key drivers of smart bomb proliferation, including an interaction between the security environment, regime type, and the interest of states in precision to help them follow the law of war.

July 6, 2022

The Defense Education and Civilian University Research (DECUR) Partnership competition is NOW OPEN

The Defense Education and Civilian University Research (DECUR) Partnership competition is NOW OPEN on grants.gov. White paper submissions are due on Thursday, September 8th. The DECUR FOA follows different guidelines and deadlines than the Minerva University Grants FOA, though the Research Priorities are the same.

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New Minerva-funded Article, "Public Use and Public Funding of Science" published in Nature Human Behaviour
By Yian Yin, Yuxiao Dong, Kuansan Wang, Dashun Wang, and Benjamin F. Jones | Aug. 5, 2022
"Knowledge of how science is consumed in public domains is essential for understanding the role of science in human society. Here we examine public use and public funding of science by linking tens of millions of scientific publications from all scientific fields to their upstream funding support and downstream public uses across three public domains—government documents, news media and marketplace invention."
New Minerva-funded Publication, "Tipping Points: Challenges in Analyzing International Crisis Escalation"
By Chong Chen, Jordan Roberts, Shikshya Adhikari, Victor Asal, Kyle Beardsley, Edward Gonzalez, Nakissa Jahanbani, Patrick James, Steven E Lobell, Norrin M Ripsman, Scott Silverstone, Anne van Wijk | Aug. 1, 2022
Why do some near crises tip over into full-blown crisis and others do not? This paper considers existing scholarship and identifies four key barriers to using quantitative analysis for tipping-point analyses.

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