The Minerva Research Initiative competition for 2015 awards is now open !
Currently scheduled deadlines for FY 2015 solicitation: (watch for changes)
White Papers: Friday, October 31, 2014 at 3:00 PM EST
Full Proposals: Friday, January 30, 2015 by 3:00 PM EST
All full proposals must be submitted according to guidelines listed in the most current version of the Minerva Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).
In FY15 white papers and full proposals are solicited which propose basic research in four topics / eleven subtopics. The more detailed descriptions of each (found in the released BAA) are intended to provide the proposer a frame of reference though not to be restrictive. Topics are not mutually exclusive and proposals may consider issues relating to questions, scope, or regions beyond those listed.
The 2015 solicitation once again considered proposals ranging from single-investigator awards to larger, multidisciplinary and multi-institution teams. This competition was open to institutions of higher education (universities), including DoD institutions of higher education and non-U.S. universities. Non-profit institutions and commercial entities were again eligible to compete as collaborators on university-led proposals.
More details are posted on our FAQ page.