Basic Research Challenge (BRC) Program

The BRC program supports basic science and/or engineering research within academia and industry.

The program is focused on stimulating new, high-risk basic research projects.The FY 2008 BRC competition is for the four (4) topics listed below.

Detailed descriptions of the topics can be

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found in Section VIII of this BAA entitled, “Specific BRC Topics”.

The detailed descriptions are intended to provide the proposer a frame of reference and are not meant to be restrictive to the possible approaches to achieving the goals of the topic and the program.

Innovative ideas addressing these research topics are highly encouraged.White papers and full proposals addressing the following BRC topics are sought:
(1) Quantum Information Sciences and the Future of Secure Computation(2) Autonomous Devices for Advanced Personnel Treatment (ADAPT)(3) Mobile Brain Imaging(4) Compressed Sensing for Networked Information ProcessingProposals will be accepted from a single investigator or from a team of university or industry investigators.

Proposals from a team of university or industry investigators must name one Principal Investigator as the responsible technical point of contact.

Similarly, one institution will be the primary awardee for the purpose of award execution.

The relationship among participating institutions and their respective roles, as well as the apportionment of funds including sub-awards, if any, must be described in both the proposal text and the budget.

Related Programs

Basic and Applied Scientific Research

Department of Defense

Agency: Office of Naval Research


Estimated Funding: $69,000

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