program provides grants to distinguished, top-tier faculty and scientists from U.S.
"Every NSSEFF award--up to $3 million in total direct research support for up to five years--provides DoD with top-tier researchers from U.S.
Selected from over 350 applicants to the fiscal 08 round, the eight researchers from the first NSSEFF competition "are expected to make considerable discoveries in the core science and engineering disciplines underpinning the technology of future DoD systems," said Rees.
In addition to conducting this unclassified research, Rees noted another important benefit of the NSSEFF Program.
In response to the NSSEFF broad agency announcement, 156 academic institutions submitted 659 nomination letters.
"Up to $3 million of direct research support will be granted to each NSSEFF Fellow for up to five years," said William Rees, deputy under secretary of defense for laboratories and basic sciences.
In response to the NSSEFF Broad Agency Announcement, nearly 150 academic institutions submitted more than 500 nomination letters.