Funding Flashes

Polyplexus Pilot Topic Opportunity Notice – Microgravity Chemical Theory (10)

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 […]

DARPA-PA-18-02-07 Teaching AI to Leverage Overlooked Residuals (TAILOR)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is issuing an Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) opportunity inviting submissions of innovative research proposals to investigate new, third wave AI approaches that leverage residuals to contextually reason, and make counterfactual predictions to better account for individual differences with the goal of enhancing the safety and efficacy of human […]

RFI (DARPA-SN-19-33) Potential opportunity to discuss new DSO research initiatives

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) announces the opportunity for potential performers to meet with a DSO program manager (PM) to discuss mutual research interests. These meetings will be held in conjunction with the Discover DSO Day event scheduled for June 18-19, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. Nearer the event, DARPA […]

DOE Notice of Intent to Issue Cybersecurity Institute Funding

DOE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity Establishing a Cybersecurity Institute for Energy Efficient Manufacturing February 6, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced their intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: […]

BAA HR001119S0022 DARPA DSO Presolicitation: Materials, Architectures and Characterization for Hypersonics (MACH)

The Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of high performance leading edges for hypersonic air platforms. The Materials Architectures and Characterization for Hypersonics (MACH) program seeks to demonstrate new thermal based design and material solutions for sharp, shape-stable leading edges for […]

Electric Vertical Landing and Takeoff (eVTOL) Aircraft Infrastructure RFI

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking information about eVTOL Aircraft Ground Infrastructure Requirements relating to: Automated Air Taxis (AAT) Automated Air Taxi Services (AATS) Personal Air Vehicles (PAV) On Demand Aviation (ODA) Any other related technologies needed to implement and support this as an innovative alternative transportation method […]

HR001119S0003 DARPA Presolicitation: Accelerated Molecular Discovery (AMD)

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of autonomous molecular design to accelerate the discovery, validation, and optimization of new, high-performance molecules for Department of Defense (DoD) needs. DARPA seeks to develop new, systematic approaches to increase the pace of discovery and optimization of high-performance molecules through development of closed-loop systems that exploit, […]

AFOSR BAA – FA9550-18-S-0003 (Air Force funding opportunity for university researchers)

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) has released a BAA soliciting proposals for fundamental research in the U.S. Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program. This opportunity is well suited for Ohio academic researchers with Air Force-relevant interests. Projects tend to be engineering, physics, and computation-based fundamental research (e.g. materials, sensing, data science). Awards […]

SBIR 18.2 Air Force Special Topics

The 18.2 round of SBIR includes a new Air Force pilot program called “Special Topics”. Unlike traditional Phase I topics, which allow $150,000 budgets over 6 months, these special topics are faster and have a smaller budget, $50,000 over 2 months. Unlike the traditional 20-page technical volume, these require only a 5-page proposal, but also require a 15-slide […]