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Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering

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This federal aid program is managed by:

Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense


To: (1) Support basic, applied, or advanced research (technology development) 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; and (5) strengthen the infrastructure for research and related science and engineering education in those disciplines.

Funding obligations:

(Project Grants) FY 09 $35,616,000; FY 10 est $78,000,000; FY 11 est $50,000,000. (Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $3,000,000; FY 11 est $0

Uses and Use Restrictions:

Uses and restrictions are specified in individual program announcements (Broad Agency Announcements, or BAAs) and award documents and codified regulations applicable to awards.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: Same. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: Accomplishments will include approximately 50 grants awarded to IHEs that support scientific research and education in topical areas important to the defense mission (see FY09 list). Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:

Cooperative Agreements; Project Grants

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).

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Assistance is available for the length stated in individual BAAs. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: As stated in individual BAAs.

Applicant Eligibility:

As stated in individual BAAs (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 awards are made to other organizations. Awards are not made to individuals.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

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 Procedure:

Award decisions are based on a competitive selection of proposals, using a technical merit review. Evaluation criteria are specified in the relevant BAA. 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 Info for Headquarters Office:

Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) 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 BAAs issued by the agents that execute the program, listed below. No central phone number is available: - Army Research Office (For contact info, see listing 12.431) - Office of Naval Research (For contact info, see listing 12.300) - Air Force Office of Scientific Research (For contact info, see listing 12.800) , Arlington, Virginia 22203 Phone: 000-000-0000

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