WASHINGTON The Pentagon said Monday (Feb. 28) it will earmark $146.6 million for university research programs over the next five years.
The Defense Department will initially fund 33 research projects at 27 universities with grants totaling about $15 million in fiscal 2005. Funding would jump to about $29.2 million in fiscal 2006.
Universities would receive grants to conduct
multidisciplinary research in 26 topic areas of basic science and engineering under DoD's Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program, the Pentagon said in a statement.
Among the projects to be funded this year are a wireless network program at the University of California at Santa Cruz and a device materials project at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.