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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency announces $4 million in academic research grants

Eleven U.S. colleges and universities are recipients of nearly $4 million in grants from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to conduct basic research in geospatial intelligence topics. NGA is a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the National Intelligence Community. The Agency’s mission is to provide timely, relevant and accurate geospatial intelligence—that shows what’s where on the Earth—in support of our national security. Begun in 1997, this is an annual solicitation for basic research proposals in geospatial intelligence disciplines from U.S. academic institutions.
The solicitation topics are selected to provide the scientific basis for advanced and applied research in NGA’s core disciplines. The Agency’s Academic Research Program grants are awarded under the NGA University Research Initiatives (NURI) and the Historically Black College and University – Minority Institution (HBCU-MI) Research Initiatives programs.