Highlighted Funded Research Opportunities

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Dept of Defense

National Defense Education Program (NDEP) for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and Biotechnology Education, Outreach, and Workforce Initiative Programs and Enhanced Civics Education

DOD’s NDEP seeks innovative applications on mechanisms to implement STEM education, outreach, and/or workforce initiative programs. NDEP also seeks innovative applications on mechanisms to specifically implement Biotechnology outreach and workforce development. Additional NDEP efforts also includes a pilot program in Enhanced Civics education.

The Department intends to award multiple grants in STEM activities, Biotech activities, and Enhanced Civics subject to the availability of funds.

1.  For STEM activities, there will be two (2) award levels: (a)  STEM activities with maximum award of $3,000,000 over 3 years; and (b) Scalable STEM activities with maximum award of $6,000,000 over 4 years.

2.  For Biotech activities, awards will have a maximum award of $3,000,000 over 3 years.

3.  For Enhanced Civics education, there will be one award, with a maximum of $2,000,000 for a period of two 2 years.

White papers:  25 Jan 2021


National Defense Education Program for STEM

DOD Air Force Research Lab


Airman Readiness Medical Research (ARMR) Hybrid BAA

This medical research objective is dual natured: (1) ensure medical availability of Airmen by analyzing attributes (sensory, behavioral, physiologic) and operational environments (chemical, physical, psychological, biological, radiological stressors) to drive optimal performance of Airmen engaged in high-demand, high-impact mission tasks (2) investigate how the flight environment affects the process of life, the ability to maintain homeostasis, and the risk for injury or secondary insult, seeking to ameliorate these stressors to optimize Airman health and performance.

May 1, 2025 ARMR Hybrid BAA
DOD US Military Academy at West Point BAA

The USMA BAA seeks proposals from institutions of higher education for research based on the following campaigns: Socio-Cultural; Information Technology; Ballistics, Weapons, and Protections; Energy and Sustainability; Materials, Measurements, and Facilities; Unmanned Systems and Space; Human Support Systems; and Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Quantum Technologies. Proposals are sought for cutting-edge innovative research that could produce discoveries with a significant impact to enable new and improved Army technologies and related operational capabilities and related technologies.

3/31/2025  USMA BAA
DOD US Air Force Academy

USAFA invites white papers and proposals for research in many broad areas of basic & applied research. These areas are described in detail in Section I, Funding Opportunity Description. Additional information regarding USAFA Research Centers, Departments and Institutes may be found at www.usafa.edu.

Open until superceded (anticipate Dec 2021)
Research Interests USAFA