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Academic Honors. The DoD announces plans to make 32 awards to academic institutions to perform multidisciplinary basic research. The total amount of the awards is expected to be $227million over five years. The awards are the result of the fiscal 2010 competition that ARO, ONR, and AFOSR conducted under the DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program. The MURI program supports research by teams of investigators that intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline to accelerate both research progress and transition of research results to application. Most MURI efforts involve researchers from multiple academic institutions and academic departments. Based on the proposals selected in the fiscal 2010 competition, a total of 67 academic institutions are expected to participate in the 32 research efforts. The list of projects selected for fiscal 2010 funding may be found on the Web at: http://www.defense.gov/news/d20100716MURI.pdf.