Launched by the Secretary of Defense in 2008, the Minerva Research Initiative is a DoD-sponsored, university-based social science research initiative that focuses on areas of strategic importance to the U.S. national security policy.
The Minerva Research Initiative supports social science research aimed at improving our basic understanding of security, broadly defined. All supported projects are university-based and unclassified, with the intention that all work be shared widely to support thriving stable and safe communities. The goal is to improve DoD’s basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the U.S.
|Expected Number of Awards:||12|
|Estimated Total Program Funding:||$15,000,000|
- For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines, click here.
|Internal Review||Proposal development will be initially provided by the appropriate Faculty Research Facilitator, with additional support and substantive review provided by the Manager, International Projects|
|cuResearch Approval Form||June 13, 2019|
|Submission to Sponsor||White Papers due June 20, 2019
Full Proposal due September 26, 2019
Submitting Your Application
- Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
- More information on cuResearch can be found here.
Proposal development will be initially provided by the appropriate Faculty Research Facilitator, with additional support and substantive review provided by the Manager, International Projects.