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DOS: FY21 Countering the People's Republic of China Military Civil Fusion (MCF) Strategy and Balancing Risks and Rewards of Emerging Technologies with WMD SFOP0007367

This NOFO covers four ISN/CTR lines of effort:

1. Countering the People's Republic of China's (PRC) efforts to licitly and illicitly transfer WMD-applicable advanced and converging technologies to its military as part of its Military-Civil Fusion (MCF) strategy.
2. Countering misuse of emerging technologies with potential WMD and WMD-related delivery systems applications by state and non-State actors, and leveraging emerging technologies to safeguard WMD-related data and materials.
3. Enhancing the capacity of higher education institutions outside the United States to prevent the transfer of sensitive technology to proliferator states.
4. Thwarting PRC exports of ballistic missiles and missile-related technology to proliferator states.

USC may submit one (1) proposal to this solicitation. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by November 16, 2020. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.

DOS indicates that a Letter of Intent is NOT REQUIRED and an application is due by January 29, 2021. For more information:

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