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Army Research Office

Dr. Kurt Preston

DEPSCoR Tri
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Service Program Manager

North Dakota

EPSCOR Conference

DEPSCoR OSD Research Workshops.ppt

Briefing Outline,

Cheese Analogy



Researchers & Administrators want to know:



Cheese?


Is someone serving Cheese?


Who’s serving Cheese?


Where is it?


What Flavor is it?


How much of it is there?


What are the chances that I can get some of it?

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DoD
6.5%
DoE
4.8%
HHS
59.8%
NASA
5.2%
NSF
21.2%
Other
2.4%
FY 00 Federal 6.1 Obligations ($10B) to

Universities & Colleges


Updated 7/06/02, KT


DoD

DoE


NIH NASA


NSF

Other


$653M

$485M

$5,991M

$520M

$2,129M

$244M


Source: Federal Funds for Research and Development, FY00, NSF 02
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321

Who is serving cheese?


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Research, Development,

Testing & Evaluation

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6.1 Basic Research

(is of Primary interest to Universities = Cheese)

… systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of
observable facts… It includes all scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and
understanding in those fields of the physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences related to long
-
term national secur
ity
needs. It is farsighted high payoff research that provides the basis for technological progress. Basic research may lead to:
(a)

subsequent applied research and advanced technology developments in Defense
-
related technologies, and (b) new and improved
military functional capabilities in areas such as communications, detection, tracking, surveillance, propulsion, mobility, gu
ida
nce
and control, navigation, energy conversion, materials and structures, and personnel support.

6.2 Applied Research

… systematic study to understand the means to meet a recognized and specific national security requirement. It is a systemat
ic
application of knowledge to develop useful materials, devices, and systems or methods. It may include design, development, an
d
improvement of prototypes and new processes to meet general mission area requirements. Applied research translates promising

basic research into solutions…

The dominant characteristic is that applied research is directed toward general military needs with a view toward developing
and

evaluating the feasibility and practicality of proposed solutions and determining their parameters. Applied Research precede
s
system specific research. Program control of the Applied Research program element is normally exercised by general level of
effort.

6.3 Advanced Technology Development

6.4 Demonstration and Validation

6.5 Engineering and Manufacturing Development

6.6 RDT&E Management Support

6.7 Operational Systems Development

Source: FMR, http://www.dtic.mil/comptroller/fmr/02b/Chapter05.pdf

RDT&E

S&T

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Science and Technology Budget

1978
-

2002

FY 03 Constant Dollars $M

Budget Year

7
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06
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02

0
2,000
4,000
6,000
8,000
10,000
12,000
1978
1980
1982
1984
1986
1988
1990
1992
1994
1996
1998
2000
2002
6.3 Advanced Technology Development



6.2 Applied Research


6.1 Basic Research

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Basic Research

University Funding Snapshot

Basic Research Funding to Universities and Colleges
17
558
7,663
18
546
7,908
19
548
8,881
24
653
10,022
0
2,000
4,000
6,000
8,000
10,000
12,000
DEPSCoR
DoD 6.1
All Fed 6.1
Dollars in $M

Source: Federal Funds for R&D NSF Report #02
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321, & others

updated 7/02/02, kt

FY00

FY99

FY98

FY97

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DoD Basic Research Budget

Army
10.2%
Navy
24.8%
Air Force
14.1%
DARPA
5.5%
WHS
35.1%
Othr Def
10.3%
Source: Federal Funds for Research and Development, FY 00, NSF 02
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321

Updated 7/06/02, KT

FY 00 DoD 6.1 Obligations to Universities & Colleges


How much DoD basic research cheese?


$653 Million


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Aeronautical

Astronautical

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgy & Materials

Civil Engineering

All Engineering


Mathematics

Computer Science


All Fields of Research

Source: Federal Funds for R&D, NSF Report #02
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321

DoD Percent of Research

updated 8/02/02, KT

Federal Research @ U’s


52%

28%

68%

67%

37%

14%

33%


14%

37%



7%

FY00 DoD % of all Federal...

#

00 Research


38%

14%

81%

71%

36%

35%

39%


15%

35%



13%

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Sources for DoD Basic Research Funding

(where is the cheese, all over ?)

U.S. Army Research Office
:

http://www.aro.army.mil


Army Medical

http://www
-
usamraa.army.mil

http://mrmc
-
www.army.mil


Office of Naval Research
:

http://www.onr.navy.mil


Air Force Office of Scientific Research
:

http://www.afosr.af.mil/


Missile Defense Agency
:

http://www.acq.osd.mil/bmdo/bmdolink/html/bmdolink.html

Jurgen Pohlman, (703) 697
-
3577, juergen.pohlmann@bmdo.osd.mil


Defense Advanced Projects Agency
:

http://www.arpa.mil/

FY 2003 DEPSCoR
Competition deadline

24 OCT 02


BAA Announced
:

CBD, Army (ARO), Navy
(ONR) & Air Force (AFOSR)
Home Pages

updated 7/05/02, KT

No Single Point of Entry for DoD Research Funding


-
Locate All Possible Interested Parties Through


More URLs in the “Notes” View

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5.2 . Mechanical Behavior of Materials. The program on Mechanical Behavior of
Materials addresses the fundamental relationships between the structure of materials and
their mechanical properties as influenced by composition, processing, environment,
stress state, and loading rate. The objectives of the subfield are to provide structural
materials with improved mechanical properties and quantitative models for predicting
both the response and the remaining useful life of a material. Major thrusts include the
development of new strengthening, plasticity and toughening mechanisms for preventing
or retarding fracture; especially at large strains (1000%) and high strain rates (to
106/sec). New knowledge is sought concerning fundamental deformation processes in
materials including: load transfer, fatigue, creep, transformation toughening,
superplasticity, and shear localization…………


Technical Point of Contact:

Dr. David Stepp, e
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mail:steppd@arl.aro.army.mil, (919) 549
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4329


Part I AREAS OF RESEARCH INTERESTS

A. ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY
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ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE


Chemistry


Electronics


Environmental Sciences


Life Sciences


Materials Science


Mathematical and Computer Sciences


Mechanical Sciences


Physics

Cheese flavors = Answers on the Internet

http://www.aro.army.mil

(pick Annual BAA)

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ARMY

ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY


TO INCLUDE


ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE

COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES DIR.

HUMAN RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIR.

SENSORS AND ELECTRON DEVICES DIR.

SURVIVABILITY/LETHALITY ANALYSIS DIR.

VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DIR.

WEAPONS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH DIR.



BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR

CONTRACTS, GRANTS, COOPERATIVE

AGREEMENTS, AND OTHER TRANSACTIONS



DAAD19
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0010

JULY 2000
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FY 2003




ISSUED BY:

U. S. ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY

U.S. ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE

P. O. BOX 12211

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC 27709
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2211

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DEPSCoR =
Dry Sweet Ricotta



Objectives


Eligibility


Historical Performance


Changes in FY03

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Objectives of DEPSCoR

As Defined in Legislation
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Enhance the capabilities of institutions of higher education [universities] in
eligible States to develop, plan, and execute science and engineering research
that is competitive under the peer
-
review systems used for awarding Federal
research assistance; and



Increase the probability of long
-
term growth in the competitively awarded
financial assistance that universities in eligible States receive from the Federal
Government for science and engineering research.


Ultimate Objective is:

Successfully Compete in Full and Open Research Competition

Improve Capability Through Research Grants &
Graduate Student Support

All Geared Toward Infrastructure Building

updated 7/05/02, KT

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EPSCoR State Committees

PR

04
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09
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01

AK

NE

KS

ME

VT

SC

WV

KY

MS

LA

AR

OK

NE

SD

ND

NV

ID

WY

MT

AL

NM

HI

DoD Graduate

DoD Eligible

updated 5/17/02, KT

FY 2003 Competition

VI

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DEPSCoR Grant Amounts

$0
$200,000
$400,000
$600,000
$800,000
$1,000,000
$1,200,000
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
Updated 5/16/01, KT

New Floor for 03

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Changes in FY03

3 Main Changes for FY03



Floor on DoD request
-

$500K minimum


State submission reduced
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10 projects


Primary Evaluation Criteria added





Support to Building State Infrastructure

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Growth from DEPSCoR


Strategic Focus by State Committees


Diversify Funding Sources


Substantial Research Outside of Sheltered Competition


Focus


Relevant Research


What’s the potential payoff for the Warfighter


Quality Proposals


Establish Contacts with the Component Scientists


Blind Proposals are a shot in the dark


Establish valuable Collaborations


Best available within State/Nation

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Summary

Cheese?


Is someone serving Cheese?
-

Yes


Who’s serving Cheese? DoD does, as do others.


Where is it? Basic Info on the web.


What Flavor is it? Engineer flavored, mostly.


How much of it is there? ~ $ 16 M DEPSCOR


What are the chances that I can get some of it?


Relevant Research, Quality Proposals,


Establish Collaborations


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Back Up Slides

BACK UP

SLIDES

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Research Perspective

The DoD Perspective:



Significant Pressure on Research DoD Budget



War on Terror, is not new, just better recognized.



We have a responsibility to tools for


S&T is the Future


seeking incremental and leap
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ahead progress


Stable S&T Funding, efficient and effective execution are KEY



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Elements of the DoD

Basic Research Programs
(1)


MURI
: Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program


Designed to address large multidisciplinary topic areas representing exceptional opportunities for future
DoD applications and technology options.


~25
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40 awards/yr. ~$500K
-
1M/yr. (3 yr effort +2)


Funding


$15
-
25M/yr.


DURIP
: Defense University Research Instrumentation Program


http://www.afosr.af.mil/oppts/afrfund.htm#research


Provides resources for major equipment purchases for basic research


Funding
-

~45M in FY02, ~$50K
-

$1M/award (avg. of ~$213K)


FY03 Closes 8/22/02


DEPSCoR
: DoD Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research


http://www.aro.army.mil/research/


Stimulates competitive research in selected states (and Puerto Rico) that have not traditionally received
large Federal research awards


~18 States plus PR & US Virgin Islands


FY03 Closes 10/24/02, Awards will average >$500K/each + cost match/ 3 yr effort

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Elements of the DoD

Basic Research Programs
(2)


HBCU/MI Infrastructure


http: www.aro.army.mil/research/


By the Services & OSD intended to assist developing infrastructure


Funding ~15
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24M/yr, Awards range from $50
-
500K/yr for 1
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4 year efforts


FY03 anticipated in Oct, 2002, will close 8
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10wks later


GICUR:
Government/Industry Co
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sponsorship of University Research


Funds U.S. university consortia to conduct long range basic research critical to both public and private
sectors.


FY02 Funding ~$9M


Congressionally Directed


Announcements on the websites of the service(s) executing the program(s)


Other Authorized/Appropriated programs and projects as directed by Congress


Competitively awarded


FY02 $xxx through OSD for

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Elements of the DoD

Basic Research Programs
(3)


SBIR


http://www.acq.osd.mil/sadbu/sbir/


DoD's SBIR program funds early
-
stage R&D projects at small technology companies
--

projects which serve a DoD need and have the potential for commercialization in private
sector and/or military markets.


Twice yearly competition (FY2002.2


Post 5/1/02, Open 7/1/02
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8/14/02)



(FY3003.1


Post 10/1/02, Open 12/2/02
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1/15/03)


Phase I


60K
-
100K/6 mos.(~15% of submissions)


Phase II


500K
-
750K/2 yrs. (~40% of Phase I awards)


Phase III


Co
-
funding


private sector & gov’t


STTR: Science Technology Transfer


http://www.acq.osd.mil/sadbu/sbir/


Similar to SBIR but funds cooperative R&D projects involving a small business and a
research institution to create an effective vehicle for moving research ideas to the market,
where they can benefit both private sector and military customers.


Annual Competition (FY03
-

Post 1/2/03. Open 3/3/03
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4/16/03)

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Elements of the DoD

Basic Research Programs
(5)


Summer Faculty
: High School and University Faculty programs


http://www.aro.army.mil/research/index.htm


Opportunities for university and college faculty members to perform research at defense
facilities during the summer months. Faculty members Competitively selected for placement
at laboratories and centers that share their research interests to collaborate on existing
technical projects or start new short
-
term efforts.


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Elements of the DoD

Basic Research Programs
(4)


NDSEG
:

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships


http://www.asee.org/ndseg/html/preface.htm


Early career awards for study and research leading to doctoral degrees in mathematics and physical,
biological, ocean, and engineering sciences (~senior Undergrad, 1
st

year grad, field
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change
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start
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overs).
U.S. Citizens & Nationals (native residents of a possession of the United States such as American Samoa )


36 Month Fellowships, ~200/yr., pays for Tuition & fees + stipend of ~23K
-
25K/yr.


Anticipate closing January, 2003


YIP
:

Young Investigator Program


http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci%5Ftech/industrial/yip%5Fannounce.htm


This award recognizes the finest scientists and engineers who, early in their research careers, show
exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge. The award includes a three
-
year,
$300,000 research grant.


FY03 Closes ~November, 2002


PECASE
: Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engieering


A select subset of YIP, several researchers receive the prestigious PECASE each year (+2 yrs./~100K.yr.).


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Strategic Research Areas



Biomimetics

research to develop novel synthetic materials, processes, and sensors through advanced
understanding and exploitation of design principles found in nature.




Nanoscience

research to achieve dramatic and innovative enhancements in the properties and performance of
structures, materials, and devices that have controllable features on the nanometer scale (i.e., tens of angstroms).




Smart Materials and Structures

research to demonstrate advanced capabilities for modeling, predicting,
controlling, and optimizing the dynamic response of complex, multielement, deformable structures used in land,
sea, and aerospace vehicles and systems.




Information Technology (IT
)

research to provide fundamental advances enabling the rapid and secure
transmission of large quantities of multimedia information (speech, data, images, and video) from point to point,
broadcast, and multicast over distributed networks of heterogeneous communications, command, control,
computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C
4
ISR) systems.




Human
-
Centered Systems

research to develop advanced systems that can sense, analyze, learn, adapt, and
function effectively in uncertain, changing, and hostile environments in achieving the mission.





Compact Power

research to exploit new concepts to achieve significant improvements in the performance of
compact power sources and power consuming devices through fundamental advances relevant to current
technologies.

updated 5/16/01, KT

From the
DRAFT

FY2001 Basic Research Plan

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Federal Research $ in Selected Disciplines

0
200
400
600
800
1000
1200
1400
Aero/Astro
Elec
Mech
Materials
Math
Computer
DoD
DoE
NASA
NSF
Engineering

FY00 Obligations

(6.1 + 6.2 Funding)

Source: Federal Funds for R&D NSF Report #02
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321

updated 7/05/02, KT

Science

Dollars in M

NIH

NIH

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE (URI)



Multidisciplinary URI (MURI): Multidisciplinary university teams, long
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term, major topics of
joint interest, $1M/YR


Augmentation Awards for S&E Research Training (AASERT): Awards to DoD principal
investigators for support of graduate students to work on DoD research projects (3YR awards)


Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP): High end instrumentation for
universities (up to $1M)


HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES & MINORITY INSTITUTIONS (HBCU/MI)


Research, instrumentation, centers, mentoring ($13M)


GOVERNMENT/INDUSTRY COSPONSORSHIP OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH (GICUR)


Potential New Start Program


Multidisciplinary university
-
based program jointly funded by government and industry

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DEPSCoR Eligibility Criteria


Must be a State*


Must have an NSF State EPSCoR Committee


Must meet qualifying formula:






Calculation is run annually
-

Source for data is the most recent NSF Publication,

Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges and Nonprofit Institutions



Must demonstrate commitment to developing R&D and
improving S&E research and education at IHEs





Sa < (Na/50)*.6

Where:

A
S
tates
a
verage DoD R&D obligations for last three data years


=
Sa

The
N
ational
a
verage DoD R&D obligations to IHE for last three data years


=
Na

*

Authorization language defines “State” as: State of the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam,
and the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

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DEPSCoR Authorization Legislation


Authorization from
PL103
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337
, as amended


Secretary of Defense shall conduct … DEPSCoR


Objectives


Enhance the capabilities of institutions of higher education [universities] in
eligible States to develop, plan, and execute science and engineering research
that is competitive under the peer
-
review systems used for awarding Federal
research assistance; and


Increase the probability of long
-
term growth in the competitively awarded
financial assistance that universities in eligible States receive from the Federal
Government for science and engineering research.


Activities


Research grants


Financial Assistance for Graduate Students


Eligibility


States designated by DUSD(A&T)


Formula
-

Sa < (Na/50)*.6


States with NSF established State Committees


Demonstrated commitment to developing research base and improving science
and engineering research and education programs at IHE

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