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By William Hamilton
PBN Staff Writer
PROVIDENCE â€“ Four local university scientists are among 166 nationwide who will share $38.7 million in U.S. Defense Department grants to buy research equipment, officials said Friday.
Although the individual grant amounts were not disclosed, awards from the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) range from $50,000 to $930,000.
The local scientists who received grants were:
DURIP is aimed at helping researchers buy scientific equipment that costs more than $50,000 which can be used to conduct defense-related research on surface chemistry and physics, scientific computing and networks, electronics and electro-optics, neuroscience, fluid dynamics and propulsion, and ocean science and engineering.
The grants, which went to researchers at 96 institutions, were awarded on a competitive basis by the Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The Defense Department received more than 840 proposals seeking a total of $267 million in grants.