Demystifying DoD Research Funding
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From the outside, the DoD science and technology funding infrastructure can appear complex and obscure. Without guidance it is difficult to answer some basic questions such as: Who decides which research topics are important to the DoD? What process determines how DoD research funds are allocated? How can I access this information? And most importantly, how can I maximize the likelihood of obtaining funding for my research? Formulated from experience both as a contract researcher and as a government program manager, this talk will cover some of the information, ideas, disciplines, and techniques that can help demystify DoD research funding
Dev Palmer is a Program Manager at the US Army Research Office in Research Triangle Park NC, responsible for extramural basic research in computational electromagnetics, antennas, RF circuit integration, and power electronics. From 1991 to 2001, he served on the technical staff at the MCNC Research and Development Institute. He is engaged in antenna research as a Member of the Duke University Graduate Faculty and occasionally teaches introductory electromagnetics. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, is a registered Professional Engineer, and an IEEE Senior Member serving as 2009 Chair of the Eastern NC Section.