Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering
To: (1) Support basic, applied, or advanced research in mathematical, physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences, and other fields with good, long-term potential for contributing to technology for Department of Defense missions; (2) facilitate transition of research results to practical application for defense needs; (3) improve linkages between defense research and the civilian technology and industrial bases, to promote commercial application of the results of defense research and commercial availability of technology for defense needs; (4) foster education of future scientists and engineers in disciplines critical to defense through research projects; and (5) strengthen the infrastructure for research and related science and engineering education in those disciplines.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of The Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
10 U.S.C. 2358; 10 U.S.C. 2362
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
The eligibility for applicants will be in accordance with the individual program announcements, BAAs, or other notices of funding opportunity. Generally, competitions are open to private and public educational institutions that carry out science and engineering research and/or related science and engineering education; however, competition may be limited to a class of such institutions, such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities or other minority institutions (HBCUs/MIs). Some competitions may allow eligibility to other types of organizations, such as for-profit applicants. However, awards are not made to individuals.
Beneficiaries may include individual graduate and undergraduate students (e.g., recipients of fellowships or research traineeships) in science and engineering disciplines important to defense, as well as organizations described under "Applicant Eligibility."
Award is subject to: 1) receipt of applicable/acceptable certifications and representations; 2) having a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) (www.sam.gov); 3), the applicant, its principals, proposed subrecipients/subrecipient principals not appearing in SAM Exclusions as currently debarred, suspended, or otherwise ineligible; and 4) meeting other requirements specified in the agency announcements
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. Any such coordination or approvals will be specified in the individual program announcement.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements are in accordance with the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulation (DoDGARs) part(s) applicable to the particular type of recipient and/or type of award. Each program announcement, BAA, or other notice of funding opportunity tells potential proposers who is eligible to apply, what activities will be supported, in which science and engineering areas they will be supported, and how to apply. Some announcements also may require white papers before submission of full proposals.
Award decisions are based on a competitive selection of proposals, using a technical merit review. Evaluation criteria are specified in the relevant announcement. If selected for award, the proposal is the basis for the award document and the applicant agrees to perform the research or research-related activities (e.g., science or engineering education or research infrastructure-building activities) described therein.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Award decision time from receipt of the proposal varies.
Appeal procedures are stated in applicable program announcements, BAAs, or other notices of funding opportunities.
As specified in individual program announcements, BAAs, or other notices of funding opportunities, applications for competitive new awards are permitted.
How are proposals selected?
As specified in individual program announcements, BAAs, or other notices of funding opportunities. Generally, the principal evaluation and selection criteria are the technical merits of the proposed research (or research-related activity) and its potential relationship in the long term to missions of the Department of Defense. Other selection criteria vary with the nature of the specific research or research-related activity. Typical examples include: Qualifications of the principal investigator and other key personnel to perform the proposed activity; adequacy of current or planned facilities and equipment to do so; and realism and reasonableness of proposed costs.
How may assistance be used?
Uses and restrictions are specified in individual program announcements, notices of funding opportunity, or Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) and award documents and codified regulations applicable to awards.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
performance reports, as consistent with the DoDGARs.
Individual program announcements, BAAs, or other notices of funding opportunities cite terms and conditions that will apply to resultant awards. Audit requirements for the types of recipients (e.g., for-profit firms) not subject to 2 CFR part 200 are consistent with the DoDGARs.
Record keeping requirements are in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award, which will include appropriate provisions related to recipient records that are required by the DoDGARs.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is available for the length stated in individual program announcement, BAA, or other notice of funding opportunities. As stated in individual program announcement, BAAs, or other notice of funding opportunities.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
OSD does not directly execute programs within this listing. For information about open competitions or future opportunities involving OSD funding, prospective proposers should consult the program announcements, BAAs, or other notices of funding opportunities issued by the agents that execute the program, listed below. No central phone number is available. Some of the agents OSD uses to execute its programs include:
- Army Research Office (For contact info, see listing 12.431, or http://www.arl.army.mil/)
- Office of Naval Research (For contact info, see listing 12.300, or http://www.onr.navy.mil)
- Air Force Office of Scientific Research (For contact info, see listing 12.800, or http://www.wpafb.af.mil/afrl/afosr)
Arlington, VA 22203 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$251,441,997.00; FY 19 est $250,000,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$170,000,000.00; FY 16$212,730,088.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
See individual BAAs for expected range of award accounts (generally vary from $50,000 to $3,000,000 over 1 to 5 year periods of performance).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
See program announcements, BAAs, or other notices of funding opportunities issued by executive agents. The DoDGARS (as updated through DoD's interim implementation of 2 CFR part 200 which can be found at 2 CFR part 1103) applies to DoD grants and cooperative agreements.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018
OSD does not directly execute programs within this listing. For information about open competitions or future opportunities involving OSD funding, prospective proposers should consult the program announcements, BAAs, or other notices of funding opportunities issued by the agents that execute the program, listed below. No central phone number is available. Some of the agents OSD uses to execute its programs include: - Army Research Office (For contact info, see listing 12.431, or http://www.arl.army.mil/) - Office of Naval Research (For contact info, see listing 12.300, or http://www.onr.navy.mil) - Air Force Office of Scientific Research (For contact info, see listing 12.800, or http://www.wpafb.af.mil/afrl/afo