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Funding Opportunities

The Minerva Research Initiative competition for 2015 awards is now open !

White Papers: Monday, November 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM EST
Full Proposals: Thursday, February 19, 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).

For the grants.gov submission process: For Block 4B of Form #1 (the mandatory SF 424 (R&R) form), all Minerva proposers should include as their Agency Routing Number "341 [Hawkins, Harold]", regardless of the topic of your submission or which topic chief you fall under.

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.