FY 19 DURIP: Defense University Research Instrumentation Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited United States (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 or instrumentation. For-profit organizations are not eligible for DURIP funding. We refer to eligible institutions of higher education as universities in the rest of this announcement. DURIP is part of the University Research Initiative (URI).

Office of Naval Research: N00014-18-S-F007 Brief overview / Full announcement

Air Force Office of Scientific Research: PA-AFRL-AFOSR-2017-0001 Brief overview / Full announcement

Army Research Office (ARO): W911NF18S0002 Brief overview / Full announcement

Through this DURIP competition, the DoD intends to award approximately $47 million, subject to the availability of funds. These funds will be awarded via grants made by the administering agencies. 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. With few exceptions (see section III.4.b.ii) an individual award may not exceed $1,500,000 in DoD funding. It is estimated 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.

Sufficient funds are not available to meet all of the instrumentation needs of universities. Awards, therefore, will be made to universities conducting, or being demonstrably capable of conducting research (with the proposed new equipment) in areas of interest to the DoD. DURIP awards are typically one year in length.

Proposals must be received electronically through Grants.gov by Friday, 6 Jul 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight time.

Pre-Proposal inquires and questions must be submitted not later than Friday, 15 Jun 2018.

Current research interests per administering agency:

Application Due Date

Friday, July 6, 2018