The Minerva Research Initiative is a Department of Defense (DoD) social science grant program that funds unclassified basic research relevant to national security. The goal of the program is to make use of the intellectual capital of university-based social scientists to inform understanding of issues important to DoD and the broader national security community. Evaluation of the Minerva Research Initiative discusses the program's successes and challenges over its first decade of operation, and highlights ways to strengthen the program’s foundations and take advantage of opportunities for broadening its reach and usefulness.
Table of Contents
|2 Overview of the Committee's Information-Gathering Activities||21-34|
|3 Processes of the Minerva Program||35-50|
|4 Research Supported by the Minerva Program: Quantity and Quality||51-66|
|5 Direction and Vision of the Minerva Program||67-78|
|Appendix A-1: 2017 Preliminary Federal Obligations for Basic Research, by Agency and Field of Science and Engineering (dollars in thousands)||82-83|
|Appendix A-2: 2016 Federal Obligations for Basic Research Performed at Universities and Colleges in Social Sciences, by Selected Agency and Detailed Field (dollars in thousands)||84-84|
|Appendix B: Minerva Research Topics in Grant Announcements Issued between 2008 and 2018||85-88|
|Appendix C: List of Minerva Grant Awards between 2009 and 2017||89-96|
|Appendix D: Interview Protocol for Individual Interviews with Current and Former Minerva Research Initiative Staff||97-99|
|Appendix E: Survey of Minerva Grantees||100-110|
|Appendix F: Survey of Administrators of Sponsored Research||111-120|
|Appendix G: Individuals Who Provided Input during the Committee's Public Meetings||121-121|
|Appendix H: Output Categories and Coding Notes||122-122|
|Appendix I: Publications and Presentations by Year (rounded to nearest whole number)||123-124|
|Appendix J-1: Impact Metrics of Journals in Which Minerva Principal Investigators Reported Publishing||125-132|
|Appendix J-2: Journals without Journal-Level Impact Factor Scores in Which Minerva Principal Investigators Published||133-133|
|Appendix K: Field-Weighted Citation Impact of Publications Reported by Principal Investigators||134-138|
|Appendix L: Universities with Minerva Grants: Classification of Research Institution Type Based on Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education||139-141|
|Appendix M: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff||142-146|
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