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Research Grant Opportunities

The following research opportunities may be directly or indirectly related to the Science of Security. Moreover, some may provide offerors the opportunity to direct the research to reflect Science of Security.

Note: These are provided as samples of various research grant offerings. Expired items are not necessarily deleted.

Offeror Identification
Comments Release
Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology
Office of Naval Research ONRBAA14-001
This BAA is intended for proposals related to basic research, applied research or advanced technology development. 9/27/2013 9/30/2014
Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Air Force Office of Scientific Research BAA-AFOSR-2013-0001 The focus of AFOSR is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to our national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities. These areas are organized and managed in five scientific directorates: Dynamical Systems and Control (RTA), Quantum & Non-Equilibrium Processes (RTB), Information, Decision, and Complex Networks (RTC), Complex materials and Devices (RTD), and Energy, Power, and Propulsion (RTE). 1/29/2013 Open until superseded
Solicitations for Universities (general)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Opportunities/Solicitations/DARPA_Solicitations.aspx "Fundamental research means basic and applied research in science and engineering, the results of which ordinarily are published and shared broadly within the scientific community, as distinguished from proprietary research and from Industrial development, design, production, and product utilization, the results of which ordinarily are restricted for proprietary or national security reason." various various
Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC): Automated Cyber Reasoning
DARPA-BAA-14-05 DARPA will host the Grand Cyber Challenge, an unmanned cyber defense tournament. In support of this challenge, DARPA is soliciting innovative proposals from teams that will develop and field autonomous Cyber Reasoning Systems capable of comprehending and protecting software during a live exercise. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice. 10/22/2013 1/14/2014
Cryogenic Computing Complexity (C3) Program
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA) Major research challenges include insufficient memory, insufficient integration density, and no realization of complete computing systems. The C3 Program will address these challenges with the goal of establishing superconducting computing as a long-term solution to the power- cooling problem and a successor to end-of-roadmap CMOS for high performance computing. Success of C3 will pave the way to a new generation of superconducting computers that are far more energy efficient than end-of-roadmap CMOS and scalable to practical application.
IARPA expects that the C3 program will be a five-year, two-phase program. Phase one, which encompasses the first three years, serves primarily to develop the technologies that are required to demonstrate a small superconducting processor. Phase two, for the final two years, will integrate those new technologies into a small-scale working model of a superconducting computer.
C3 Program thrusts will include: 1. Cryogenic memory: New approaches to enable high performance computing systems with greatly improved memory capacity and energy efficiency. 2. Logic, communications and systems: Development of advanced superconducting circuits and integration with memory and other components for demonstration of a limited superconducting computer system on which to measure performance metrics. IARPA expects that each proposal will address fully a single thrust.
open open
Office of Safe and Secure Operations Office Wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
IARPA IARPA-BAA-13-03 This BAA solicits abstracts/proposals for the Office of Safe and Secure Operations (SSO). SSO focuses on threats to the Intelligence Community's ability to operate freely and effectively in an increasingly interdependent and networked world. While some of our challenges emanate from adversary actors, others emerge coincidentally with changes in technology or business practices. This BAA solicits research that explores or demonstrates the feasibility of revolutionary concepts in computation, trust establishment and maintenance, and detecting and deflecting hostile intent. 1/14/2013 open
S & T Long Range Broad Agency Announcement
Homeland Security DHSS-TLRBAA12-07 This announcement declares S&T's general interest in competitively funding R&D projects across a spectrum of science and engineering disciplines. S&T will focus on areas where risk inhibits mission or operational investments, and where significantly improved or increased capability payoffs can be expected. 1/26/2012 12/31/2013
Basic and Applied Scientific Research
Army Research Lab W911NF-12-R-0011 Research proposals are sought from educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and commercial organizations for research in materials sciences; ballistics and aeromechanics sciences; information sciences; human sciences; survivability, lethality, and vulnerability analysis and assessment; chemistry; electronics; physics; environmental sciences; life sciences; mechanical sciences, mathematical sciences, computing sciences, and network sciences. 3/15/2012 3/31/2017
Office of Smart Collection
IARPA Office of Smart Collection Office-Wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) This BAA solicits abstracts/proposals for the Office of Smart Collection (SC).
In general, this BAA solicits research to dramatically improve the value of collected data from all sources. Research areas of particular interest to SC include (among others) * Secure communication to and from collection points; * Tagging, Tracking, and Location (TTL) techniques; * Innovative means and methods to ensure the veracity of data collected from a variety of sources.
1/14/2013 1/31/2014
Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)
Air Force Office of Scientific Research -- Department of Defense ONRBAA13-022 The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education 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. As defined by the DoD, "basic research is systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind. It includes all scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding in those fields of the physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences related to long-term national security needs. It is farsighted high payoff research that provides the basis for technological progress." 10/31/2013 12/16/2013
Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)
Dept of the Army -- Materiel Command -- Department of Defense ONRBAA13-022
See above description 10/31/2013 12/16/2013
Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)
Office of Naval Research -- Department of Defense ONRBAA13-022 See above description 9/19/2013 12/16/2013


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