DTIC University Research Support (URS) provides unclassified, unlimited scientific and technical information products and services to organizations and individuals eligible for the Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiatives (MURI), Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Program and other DoD Special Programs for academic organizations and researchers. These programs are elements of the Department of Defense (DoD) University Research Initiative (URI), funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. URI is designed to improve the quality of defense research performed at universities to meet defense needs, provide expanded opportunities for interaction between universities and the DoD research community and support the education of engineers and scientists in disciplines critical to national defense needs. The initiative is a collection of specialized research programs performed by academic research institutions.
MURI supports basic research in the science and engineering areas intersecting more than one traditional discipline. The program is focused on multidisciplinary team efforts to address issues of critical concern to the DoD and the AF. The goal of this program is to advance defense research, accelerate technology transition, and educate scientists and engineers in the interdisciplinary areas important to national defense.