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Date: To Be Determined

The University of South Dakota hosts DEPSCoR DoD Day, presented by the Department of Defense. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Program officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and other DoD representatives will participate in the meeting, which will cover the following topics:

  • How to work with the DoD, especially ARO, ONR, AFOSR
  • How to make connections with DoD program officers
  • How to pursue funding opportunities specific to DEPSCoR
  • How to pursue other programs within the Basic Research Office 


In 2017, Congress reauthorized and funded the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) in order to enhance the capabilities of institutes of higher education in certain states and to increase their number of university researchers, increasing the probability of long-term growth in competitive federal funding.

A map of the United States that shows the DEPSCoR regions by color. South Dakota is part of the central region.

To meet the directives outlined by Congress, the Department of Defense (DoD) is hosting outreach meetings to educate researchers about the DoD Research Enterprise. The first regional meeting took place in the northeast at the University of Rhode Island in September 2019. The second meeting took place at Louisiana State University on February 20, 2020. The Central Region of DEPSCoR-eligible states includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin and Indiana.