The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center is Our Sponsor

The MSRDC is a nonprofit corporation formed under Cooperative Agreement No. W911SR-14-2-0001 with the US Army DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center which is currently directed by Eric L. Moore, Ph.D. The Agreement, sponsored by the DEVCOM CBC, engages Minority Serving Institutions in the pursuit of technology advancement in areas of importance to CBC, Department of Defense (DoD) and other Federal agencies engaged in science and engineering research. The agreement is authorized up to 87 million in funding over a 10-year period.

How this Cooperative Agreement Works for Your Institution

  • Provides an $87 million contracting vehicle for basic, applied and advanced research at MSIs
    • Direct, quick and established research funding vehicle for government agencies to use
    • Limited competition opportunities to build research capacity and resources at MSIs
  • Fast track funding opportunities available to MSIs
    • Respond to government established Calls for White Papers
    • Negotiate direct awards via Business Development Proposals
  • Free and open to all MSIs

Benefits to Your Institution
  • Enhance your R&D programs and capabilities in scientific and engineering disciplines
  • Expand your participation in Defense Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation (RDT&E)
  • Expand your research and educational collaboration with HBCUs/MSIs, majority institutions, government defense organizations, and the Defense industry