Sponsored Research

The Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) promotes access to and production of Security Cooperation knowledge. DSCU sponsors research that meets standards of scientific rigor and aligns substantively with the Department of Defense Learning and Evaluation Agenda for Partnerships (LEAP) framework and the DSCU Research Agenda

Research Grants

DSCU is currently accepting grant proposals for theory-, evidence-, and data-building research that develops the body of knowledge on security cooperation. The grants competition is open to all researchers anywhere in the world. A Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) is posted on Grants.gov, with details on project eligibility, research priorities, and the application process. 

Notice of Funding Opportunity


If you are interested in learning more about DSCU-sponsored research, please sign up here. To contact the Grants team, email dsca.dscu.grants@mail.mil.

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