Department of Defense News Release (March 5, 2007): $41.2 million awarded to universities for research equipment.
The Department of Defense today announced plans to award $41.2 million to academic institutions to support the purchase of research instrumentation instrumentation, in music: see orchestra and orchestration.
In technology, the development and use of precise measuring, analysis, and control equipment. under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP DURIP Defense University Research Instrumentation Program ). All awards are subject to the successful completion of negotiations between DoD research offices and the academic institutions. The 199 awards to 112 academic institutions are expected to range from about $50,000 to $950,000 and average $207,000.
DURIP supports the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment that augments current university capabilities or develops new university capabilities to perform cutting-edge defense research.
DURIP meets a critical need by enabling university researchers to purchase scientific equipment costing $50,000 or more to conduct DoD-relevant research. Researchers generally have difficulty purchasing instruments costing that much under research contracts and grants.
These awards are the result of a merit competition for DURIP funding conducted by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia (Ballston), is the office within the U.S. Department of the Navy that coordinates, executes, and promotes the science and technology programs of the U.S. , and Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
Each office requested proposals from university investigators working in areas of importance to DoD. This includes research related to information technology, remote sensing Deriving digital models of an area on the earth. Using special cameras from airplanes or satellites, either the sun's reflections or the earth's temperature is turned into digital maps of the area. , propulsion Propulsion
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In response to the requests, the research offices collectively received 780 proposals, requesting $220 million in support for research equipment.
The list of winning proposals can be viewed at <http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Mar2007/d20070305durip.pdf>.