The U.S. Department of Defense is soliciting proposals for two funding programs, the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) and the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).
The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. The program addresses high risk basic research and attempts to understand or achieve something that has never been done before. Awards are $1,000,000 to $2,500,000 per year, for a three year-base period with one two-year option period to bring the total maximum term of the award to five years. The program deadlines are September 8, 2015 for white papers, and December 7, 2015 for proposals. For more information, see the Grants.gov listings: Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, and Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment. Grants will be for the purchase of research equipment costing $50,000 or more, which typically cannot be purchased within the budgets of single-investigator awards. DoD estimates that 180 awards will be made across the administering agencies, ranging from $50,000 to $1,500,000, with an approximate average award of $290,000. The deadline for proposals is September 25, 2015. For more information, see the Grants.gov listings: Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, and Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
Also see the Interim Vice Chancellor for Research Calmessages notice for these programs: DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) and Defense University Instrumentation Program (DURIP).