Archive: August, 2023

Aug. 30, 2023

Developing a BRICS policy could help re-imagine U.S. foreign policy

Minerva-funded research team at Tufts University has been working on a multiyear Rising Power Alliances project that has analyzed the evolution of BRICS and the group’s relationship with the U.S. What they have found is that the common portrayal of BRICS as a China-dominated group primarily pursuing anti-U.S. agendas is misplaced.

Aug. 29, 2023

Reflections on Minerva-funded Researchers' Empirical Studies of Conflict Project

Minerva-funded researchers, Eli Berman and Jacob Shapiro of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) support a global community of scholars who bring tools from cutting-edge social science to bear on critical national security questions.

Aug. 28, 2023

DECUR Funding Opportunity is Now Open!

The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is interested in receiving applications for Minerva’s DECUR Partnership. The DECUR Partnership aims to develop collaborative basic research partnerships between PME Institutions and Civilian Research Universities by supporting fundamental scientific research that improves the capacity of security-related basic social science research and education.

Aug. 11, 2023

DOD Selects 2023-2024 Minerva-USIP Peace and Security Dissertation Fellows

The Department of Defense today announced the 21 awardees of the 2023-2024 Minerva-U.S. Institute of Peace’s “Peace and Security Dissertation Fellowship,” providing fellowships of up to $20,000 to doctoral candidates who show great potential to advance policy and practice in the peacebuilding and security fields. To view the full

Aug. 11, 2023

Minerva and Economic and Social Research Council Notice of Funding Opportunity

The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is interested in receiving proposals for the Bilateral Academic Research Initiative Pilot Program (BARI), which is jointly sponsored by the US Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI). The

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Department of Defense Awards $2.8 Million for Collaborative University Social Science Research Under the Minerva Research Initiative
By Toni DeVille | May 8, 2024
The Department of Defense today announced the selection of seven DoD–university faculty teams to pursue fundamental social science research through the FY 2023 Defense Education and Civilian University Research (DECUR) Partnership, a program under the department's Minerva Research Initiative.
Venue announced for the 2024 Minerva Meeting & Program Review
By Toni DeVille | April 3, 2024
Hosted annually, the Minerva Meeting and Program review is an opportunity for Minerva grant awardees to share research findings with defense policy makers, military operations personnel, and other academics interested in national security.

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