Dept. of Defense Funding for Newer Principal Investigators

This session by Dr. Michelle Atchison is designed to provide academic researchers unfamiliar with the Department of Defense (DOD) a general understanding of the department’s basic organization, distribution of decision making and funding profile. 

While DOD is one of the largest research sponsors with universities across a wide-spectrum of technologies, the priorities for research and paths to sponsorship are continuously changing to meet warfighting demands and resource shifts. A general understanding of DOD organizations, roles and missions will help researchers identify the best alignment to the department’s needs and collaboration options to DOD agencies and organizations. The presentation will last 45 minutes to an hour, with an additional 30-45 minutes for Q&A.

Atchison is the associate vice Chancellor at The University of Texas System Office of Federal Relations in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for interacting with the Department of Defense on behalf of the System and the institutions, specifically with regard to research and other contract opportunities. 

RSVP to Michelle Lee (

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 9:30am to 11:00am

Peter O'Donnell Jr. Building (POB), 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium)
201 24TH ST E, Austin, Texas 78712


All Departments

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Staff, Faculty



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