Defense Department Announces $59 Million in Awards to University Researchers for Equipment

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced a total of $59 million in awards through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).U s Department Of Defense

The awards will go to 147 university researchers, funding research equipment purchases at 77 institutions across 30 states in Fiscal Year 2023. This year, the money will go towards equipment to accelerate basic research relevant across DoD, including design, development, and characterization of novel materials, quantum computing and quantum spectroscopy, microelectronics, geophysics, and human performance.

“DURIP awards provide essential research infrastructure to enable the pursuit of new knowledge. They help maintain the cutting-edge capabilities of our institutes of higher education,” said Dr. Bindu Nair, Director of Basic Research in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. “These awards will sustain the scientific excellence of our universities, train the next generation STEM workforce, and facilitate scientific advances that will build a resilient defense ecosystem.”

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