University of Alaska Fairbanks

Centers of Excellence (COE) Special Notice Webinar

The Department of Defense, through the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E) Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program, will establish four new Centers of Excellence (COE) in critical technology areas. 

COE critical technology focus areas:

  • Advanced Computing and Software
  • Future Generation Wireless Technology (FutureG)
  • Integrated Sensing and Cyber
  • Renewable Energy Generation and Storage

Request for proposals (RFPs) are due May 4, 2023, at 4 pm Eastern.

The RFPs may be accessed using the following link and selecting the “Related Documents” tab (Posted to on March 8, 2023).

RFP Link:

Funding and Performance Period: $2 million per year over five years.

This webinar will provide an overview of the RFPs and address any questions.