Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering

To: (1) Support basic, applied, or advanced research 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

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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 through research projects; and (5) strengthen the infrastructure for research and related science and engineering education in those disciplines.

Agency - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Florida $ 290,000   2022-08-152025-08-14
University Of Washington $ 299,653   2022-07-152025-07-14
University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston, The $ 392,000   2022-07-152025-07-14
University Of Maryland, College Park $ 250,000   2022-06-152025-06-14
George Mason University $ 397,155   2022-04-152025-04-14
Texas A&m Engineering Experiment Station $ 350,000   2019-09-262024-12-26
Embry-riddle Aeronautical University, Inc. $ 150,000   2021-08-302024-08-29
Johns Hopkins University, The $ 233,455   2020-06-162024-06-15
Arizona State University $ 832,043   2021-06-022024-05-31
University Of California, San Diego $ 805,712   2021-06-012024-05-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The eligibility for applicants will be in accordance with the individual program announcements, BAAs, or other notices of funding opportunity.

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 competitions may allow eligibility to other types of organizations, such as for-profit applicants.

However, 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 is subject to: 1) receipt of applicable/acceptable certifications and representations; 2) having a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) (; 3), the applicant, its principals, proposed subrecipients/subrecipient principals not appearing in SAM Exclusions as currently debarred, suspended, or otherwise ineligible; and 4) meeting other requirements specified in the agency announcements. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Any such coordination or approvals will be specified in the individual program announcement.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements are in accordance with the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulation (DoDGARs) part(s) applicable to the particular type of recipient and/or type of award. Each program announcement, BAA, or other notice of funding opportunity 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 announcements also may require white papers before submission of full proposals.

Award Procedures

Award decisions are based on a competitive selection of proposals, using a technical merit review. Evaluation criteria are specified in the relevant announcement. 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 the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


10 U.S.C. 2358; 10 U.S.C. 2362.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Award decision time from receipt of the proposal varies.


Appeal procedures are stated in applicable program announcements, BAAs, or other notices of funding opportunities.


As specified in individual program announcements, BAAs, or other notices of funding opportunities, applications for competitive new awards are permitted.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. that apply to all awards. Cost-sharing or matching, if required, would be specified in the individual program announcements, BAAs, or other notices of funding opportunities. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is available for the length stated in individual program announcement, BAA, or other notice of funding opportunities. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: As stated in individual program announcement, BAAs, or other notice of funding opportunities.

Post Assistance Requirements


Individual program announcement, BAA, or other notices of funding opportunities specify report requirements for program reports,.

cash reports,.

progress reports,.

expenditure reports, and.

performance reports, as consistent with the DoDGARs.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Individual program announcements, BAAs, or other notices of funding opportunities cite terms and conditions that will apply to resultant awards. Audit requirements for the types of recipients (e.g., for-profit firms) not subject to 2 CFR part 200 are consistent with the DoDGARs.


Record keeping requirements are in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award, which will include appropriate provisions related to recipient records that are required by the DoDGARs.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $212,730,088; FY 17 est $170,000,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

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).

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

See program announcements, BAAs, or other notices of funding opportunities issued by executive agents. The DoDGARS (as updated through DoD?s interim implementation of 2 CFR part 200 which can be found at 2 CFR part 1103) applies to DoD grants and cooperative agreements.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


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 program announcements, BAAs, or other notices of funding opportunities issued by the agents that execute the program, listed below. No central phone number is available. Some of the agents OSD uses to execute its programs include: - Army Research Office (For contact info, see listing 12.431, or - Office of Naval Research (For contact info, see listing 12.300, or - Air Force Office of Scientific Research (For contact info, see listing 12.800, or, Arlington, Virginia 22203 Phone: 000-000-0000

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

As specified in individual program announcements, BAAs, or other notices of funding opportunities. Generally, the principal evaluation and selection criteria are the technical merits of the proposed research (or research-related activity) and its potential relationship in the long term to missions of the Department of Defense. Other selection criteria vary with the nature of the specific research or research-related activity. Typical examples include: Qualifications of the principal investigator and other key personnel to perform the proposed activity; adequacy of current or planned facilities and equipment to do so; and realism and reasonableness of proposed costs.

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