The Minerva Research Institute's 2021 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is live! Research topics of interest to Minerva are:

Topic 1: Social Implications of Environmental Change

Topic 2: Resource Competition, Social Cohesion, and Strategic Climate Resilience

Topic 3: Security Risks in Ungoverned, Semi-Governed, and Differently-Governed Spaces

Topic 4: Analysis of Foreign Influence Operations in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Topic 5: Community Studies on Online and Offline Influence

Topic 6: Computational Social Science Research on Difficult-to-Access Environments

Topic 7: Social and Cultural Implications of Artificial Intelligence

Topic 8: Humans and Outer Space

Topic 9: Management and Information in the Defense Environment


If you are a graduate student interested in conducting research in these areas, find out more on MRI's website, including a PDF with a full explanation of topics:


Important dates:

Last day for White Paper questions to Topic POCs – June 9, 2021

White Papers Due – June 23, 2021, 3:00 PM ET

Notification of initial evaluations of White Papers – August 4, 2021 (tentative)

Last day for Full Proposal questions to Topic POCs –  September 15, 2021

Full Proposals Due – September 29, 2021, 3:00 PM ET

Notification of selection for award – November 24, 2021 (tentative)

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