Funding Opportunity: DoD Newton Award for Transformative Ideas during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Department of Defense seeks novel conceptual frameworks or theoretical approaches to addressing outstanding or emerging challenges facing the scientific community. This award will be presented to a single investigator or team of up to two investigators that develops a “transformative idea” to resolve challenges, advance frontiers, and set new paradigms in areas of immense potential benefit to DoD and the nation at large. Proposals should aim to produce novel conceptual frameworks or theory-based approaches that present disruptive ways of thinking about fundamental scientific problems that have evaded resolution, propose new, paradigm-shifting scientific directions, and/or address fundamental and important questions that are argued to be undervalued by the scientific community.

Deadline: May 15, 2020

For more information see the program announcement on

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