Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering Grants

What are the aims of the Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering Grants?

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.

What are eligible to apply for the Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering Grants?

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 Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering Grant awards are made to other organizations. Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering Grant Awards are not made to individuals.

How to Apply for the Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering Grants?

Both OMB Circular No. A-102 and OMB Circular No. A-110 apply to the Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering Grants program.Each BAA tells potential proposers who is eligible to apply, what activities will be supported, in which science and engineering areas they will be supported, and how to apply. Some BAAs also may require white papers before submission of full proposals.

The Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering Grant Award decisions are based on a competitive selection of proposals, using a technical merit review. 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.

Where to Apply for the Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering Grant?

For information about open competitions or future opportunities involving Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering Grant funding, prospective applicants should consult the BAAs issued by the agents that execute the program, listed below.

– 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

Web Site Addresses:
http://www.aro.army.mil; http://www.onr.navy.mil; http://afosr.af.mil

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