The Research Development team compiles a list of DoD opportunities, including research grants and agency events and workshops. Several are featured on this page.

Additional DoD funding and engagement opportunities are listed in the Research Funding & Engagement Opportunities Digests.

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FY2023 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP)

Questions re: Eligibility and Technical Requirements due June 24, 2022
Proposals due July 1, 2022

ONR's YIP seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment, who have received their PhD or equivalent degree on or after 01 January 2015, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The objectives are to attract outstanding faculty members of U.S universities to the Department of the Navy's Science and Technology (S&T) research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers. Typical awards are $510,000 over a 36-month period of performance. Proposals addressing research areas (as described in the ONR Science and Technology Department section of ONR's website at www.onr.navy.mil) which are of interest to ONR Program Officers will be considered.

  • Applicants are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to contact the appropriate Program Officer who is the point of contact for a specific technical area to discuss their research ideas before submitting a proposal. Brief informal white papers may be submitted to facilitate these discussions but are not required.

FY2023 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP)

White Papers due April 18, 2022
Proposals due June 6, 2022

The YIP intends to support young in career scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees by 1 April 2015 or later showing exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The program objective is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force and Space Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering. Most YIP awards are funded up to $150,000 per year for three years, for a total of $450,000. AFOSR anticipates at least 37 traditionally funded YIPs, and possibly an additional two YIPs funded in partnership with the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) in Quantum Information Sciences research discipline area.

FY2023 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)

ProposalS due May 13, 2022

DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment or instrumentation. DoD interests include the areas of research supported by the Army Research Office (ARO), Office of Naval Research (ONR), and Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). FOAs are available on Grants.gov:

  • ONR, solicitation N00014-22-S-F004
  • AFOSR, solicitation FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2022-0001
  • ARO, solicitation W911NF-22-S-0008

FY2023 Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)

White Papers due May 16, 2022
Applications due Sept. 9, 2022

The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. universities that is of potential interest to DOD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DOD.  Sponsoring offices are the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Army Research Office (ARO), and Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). FOAs are available on Grants.gov:

  • N00014-22-S-F002 (ONR)
  • W911NF-22-S-0007 (ARO)
  • FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2022-0003 (AFOSR)

Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) Broad Agency Announcement for Basic Scientific Research, Foundational Science Research Unit (FY 2021-2022)

White Papers accepted on rolling basis through May 15, 2022
Proposals accepted on a rolling basis through August 4, 2022

The ARI's Foundational Science Research Unit (FSRU) solicits new proposals for its fiscal years 2021 and 2022 program of basic research in behavioral science. The mission of the Basic Research Program is to develop fundamental theories and investigate new domain areas in behavioral and social sciences with high potential impact on Army issues related to personnel readiness. Applicants are strongly encouraged to propose novel, state-of-the-art, and multidisciplinary approaches that address difficult problems. A key consideration in the decision to support a research proposal is that its findings are likely to stimulate new, basic behavioral research, which, in turn, will lead to improved performance of Army personnel and their units. Those contemplating submission of a proposal are strongly encouraged to submit a White Paper before submitting a proposal. ARI will accept both Standard Basic Research proposals and Early Career Basic Research proposals in response to this BAA.

DARPA Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-Wide (HR001122S0003)

Abstracts due September 23, 2022

This Broad Agency Announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing I2O programs or other published solicitations. Potential proposers are highly encouraged to review the current I2O programs (http://www.darpa.mil/about-us/offices/i2o) and solicitations (http://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/opportunities).


 

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Note to PIs: These summaries are for informational purposes and do not replace the sponsor's actual funding opportunity announcement. Always review the sponsor's full announcement to verify program guidelines, requirements and deadlines.