DUE:   28 September 2012

AWARD:  DoD intends to award approximately $42 million for FY13. These funds will be awarded via grants made by ARO, ONR, and AFOSR (hereafter referred to as “agencies”). Grants will be for the purchase of research equipment costing $50,000 or more, which typically cannot be purchased within the budgets of single-investigator awards. With few exceptions (see section III.4.ii) an individual award may not exceed $1,500,000 in DOD funding. In FY 2012, 190 awards totaling $54.7 million were made. They ranged from approximately $50,000 to $1,900,000, averaging $289,879.   Awards will be made to universities conducting, or being demonstrably capable of conducting research (with the proposed new equipment) in areas of interest to the DOD.  DURIP awards are typically one year in length.  There are no limits to the number of applications an applicant may submit.

SCOPE:  DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as “universities”) to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment.  This announcement seeks proposals to purchase instrumentation in support of research in areas of interest to the DDD, including areas of research supported by the administering agencies. The research areas of interest for the administering agencies are available on-line at the following addresses:

Army Research Office:

http://www.aro.army.mil/ (select “Business” ” and then “Broad Agency Announcements”)

See the most recent ARO Core Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research.

Office of Naval Research:

http://www.onr.navy.mil/ (select “Contracts and Grants” and then “Broad Agency Announcements”) See Long Range Broad Agency Announcement for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology 12-001.

Air Force Office of Scientific Research:

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/AFRL/afosr/ (select “Funding Opportunities” at the top, then under “Broad Agency Announcements,” select “See the latest BAAs”, then click on the button labeled “AFOSR BAA’s”.

For detailed information regarding technical goals, potential proposers are advised to refer to the on-line sites cited above and are encouraged to contact DOD program managers listed at those sites to explore mutual interest before submitting proposals. A proposal may be submitted to more than one administering agency; however, only one administering agency will fund the proposal, if selected, under the 2013 DURIP.  A central purpose of the DURIP is to provide equipment to enhance research-related education. Therefore, proposals must address the impact of the equipment on the institution’s ability to educate students, through research, in disciplines important to DOD missions.


Army Research Office:  Army DURIP Program Manager, Phone: (919) 549-4234, E-mail: [email protected]

Office of Naval Research: Primary: Dr. William Lukens, Phone: (703) 696-4668, E-mail: [email protected]

Air Force Office of Scientific Research: Ms. Katie Wisecarver, Phone: (703) 696-9544, E-mail: [email protected]

Please see URL for more details: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=182573

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