Minerva Initiative Minerva Initiative

Funding Opportunities

Award winners from the 2015 competition are listed here.

The next Minerva solicitation is expected to occur on the following cycle:

  • December 2015: New solicitation announcement posted, including an updated set of topic priorities.
  • February 2016: White paper submissions due.
  • May 2016: Full proposal submissions due.
  • July 2016: Award decisions announced.
  • November 2016: Funds in place and projects begin.

More details are posted on our FAQ page and will be posted here later this fall.

More solicitation details

In FY15 white papers and full proposals are solicited which propose basic research in four topics with ten 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.