Minerva Research Initiative Announces FY 2022 University Grant Opportunities

The Minerva Research Initiative, the signature social science research program within the Department of Defense (DOD), has announced university research grant opportunities for fiscal year (FY) 2022 and listed several target research topics for the program. Minerva aims to apply social science research to critical national security questions and inform broader DOD decision-making based on this research. DOD has stated they are particularly interested in applications that would support the goals of the soon-to-be-public 2022 National Defense Strategy. The following topics are listed as key areas of interest for applications to address:

  • Socio-economic Vulnerability to Climate Change
  • Deterrence in the Future Operating Environment
  • Russian Speakers in Online Spaces
  • Power and Influence in the Era of Strategic Competition
  • The Arctic as a Polar Crossroads
  • Management and Information in the Defense Environment

White paper submissions are due October 14. More information is available here.


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