The purpose of this Polyplexus Pilot Topic Opportunity Notice is to provide public notification of a research and development funding opportunity on the Polyplexus online platform. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) invites participation in Polyplexus, which is an online, professional, technical conversation between the research community and DARPA Program Managers that will lead to the opportunity to submit abstracts and full proposals for a research and development project. The shared task of this group is to rigorously explore the trends and possible applications of emerging science and technology in a specific technical area defined by a participating Program Manager. The online discussion culminates in an opportunity to submit an abstract and subsequently a proposal describing a proposed research project. Abstracts and proposals submitted in response to the technical area description that emerges from the online interactions will be evaluated against the evaluation criteria in HR001118S0058. The process, evaluation criteria, abstract submission instructions,and proposal submission instructions are described in the most recent amendment of BAA HR001118S0058, which is the companion document to this Polyplexus Pilot Opportunity.
The technical area under consideration in this announcement is chemical theory. Further information on the topic can be found in the “Microgravity Chemical Theory (10)” incubator located on the polyplexus.com website. Access to the platform should be requested directly from the polyplexus.com website. Participants are strongly encouraged to apply for access and to start their participation at least 2 weeks before the end of the suggestion period noted in the online incubator to ensure adequate time for participation in the online interaction.
Additional information regarding this opportunity notice can be found at the following link: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/HR001118S0058-10/listing.html
All questions regarding this Polyplexus Pilot Topic Opportunity Notice or administrative issues should be emailed to PolyplexusPilot@darpa.mil. Questions regarding a specific Polyplexus incubator technical conversation should be submitted to the Q & A feature within that incubator. Please reference this Microgravity Chemical Theory (10) Polyplexus Pilot Topic Opportunity in the subject line of all correspondence.
Abstract: July 24, 2019
Proposal: September 3, 2019