National Defense Education Program 2021 RFI

Publication Date: August 2020

EBRC’s response to a Request for Information on behalf of the National Defense Education Program (NDEP) from the U.S. Department of Defense for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering). This response: i) details the current status and limitations of the U.S. biotechnochnology education and workforce; ii) describes skillsets and capabilities needed for the future biotechnology workforce; iii) describes existing programs and models that can be leveraged or applied to support biotechnology education and workforce development, and the education levels where this would most impact; iv) recommends how to encourage the participation of minority and under-represented groups in biotechnology; and, v) describes metrics to measure progress and the level of investment necessary to ensure advancement.

See the Request for Information as published on under Funding Opportunity Number RFI-WHS-07222020.

Keywords: education, workforce development, biotechnology, Department of Defense, National Defense Education Program

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