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Division of Engineering Research

    The E-Funding News

    Feb 3, 2012


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    1. Electronic Warfare Technology - Navy

    2.Proposers Day for Power Efficiency Revolution For Embedded Computing


    4. Arctic Craft Demonstration Dept Homeland Security

    5. Long Term Bridge Monitoring Program Dept Trans.

    6. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) - Army 7. SSBN SECURITY TECHNOLOGY BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT - Navy 8.2012 BAA Proposed Research on Oil Spill Response Operations 9. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program 10. SOURCES SOUGHT SPECIAL NOTICE 2012 - NASA

    11. LADAR for SOF Technology Experimentation - DOD

    12. Defense Acquisition Challenge Program BAA - FY12

    13. Modeling Social Behavior NIH

    14. USAID University Engagement through Higher Education Institutions-DRAFT RFA

1. Electronic Warfare Technology - Navy

    SOL: ONRBAA12-008

    DUE: 060812

    ONR Code 312, Electronic Warfare Division (312EW), seeks proposals for efforts that shall develop and demonstrate technologies for the next generation components and systems in electronic warfare. The primary focus of this BAA is on technologies to counter advanced threat tracking systems, missiles, and other Precision Guided Munitions (PGM) utilizing electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensors.Synopsis

2.Proposers Day for Power Efficiency Revolution For Embedded Computing

    Technologies (PERFECT) Program - DARPA

    Event Date: February 15, 2012

    Event Registration Deadline: February 10, 2012

    Event Registration Website:

    The Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is sponsoring a Proposers Day for the Power Efficiency Revolution For Embedded Computing Technologies (PERFECT) program, a new

DARPA program, on February 15, 2012. The goal of the PERFECT program is to

    provide the technologies and techniques to overcome the power efficiency barriers that currently constrain embedded computing systems capabilities and limit the potential of future embedded systems.


    RAY IMAGES - Navy

    SOL: N4279412B0001

    DUE: 030112

    X-ray screening of vehicles is widely utilized at Government facilities to search for illicit cargo such as drugs, weapons, and explosives. The x-ray images produced can be complicated and time consuming to interpret. In many instances, a vehicle will pass through the same checkpoint on a daily or weekly basis. While the cargo located in this vehicle will change over time, the vehicle itself generally remains unchanged (e.g. dashboard, engine compartment, vehicle frame, etc.). An automated threat detection algorithm capable of comparing the x-ray images of the same vehicle and highlighting the differences between the x-ray images could reduce the complexity and time required to screen a given vehicle. The Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NAVEODTECHDIV) is issuing this BAA seeking development of software. Combine Synopsis/Solicitation

4. Arctic Craft Demonstration Dept Homeland Security

    SOL: HSCG32-12-R-R00010

    DUE: 031612

    The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Research and Development Center (RDC) will not issue paper copies of this announcement. As the multi-year ice within the Polar Regions recedes, the Coast Guard (CG) is preparing for the possibility of increased operations within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) north of Alaska. It is anticipated that these operations, in the Arctic environment, will fall within nine of the 11 statutory CG missions. The nine are; Aids to Navigation, Defense Readiness, Ice Operations, Living Marine Resources, Marine Environmental Protection, Marine Safety, Other Law Enforcement, Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security, and Search and Rescue. A general description of the missions can be found at . Counter-Drug Interdiction and Alien Migrant Interdiction operations are currently not included. In the non-Polar regions, these same nine missions are typically accomplished by Coast Guard's boat stations and Coast Guard boat crews operating the Response Boat Medium (RB-M). To accomplish the nine missions in the Arctic, the CG Arctic Craft will need to have certain capabilities uniquely suitable for this challenging environment because the operational environment of the north slope of Alaska is significantly different from the non-Polar environments where the Coast Guard boat crews currently operate.

    Combine Synopsis/Solicitation

5. Long Term Bridge Monitoring Program Dept Trans.

    SOL: DTFH61-12-R-00013

    The purpose of this synopsis is to announce the Federal Highway Administration's intent to issue a solicitation for a Full and Open Competition to procure the services of a contractor to support the Long Term Bridge Performance Monitoring Program located at the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia. As a result of this solicitation, the FHWA intends to award two indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity

    contracts whereby Cost plus Fixed Fee or Firm Fixed Price Task Orders shall be issued. The anticipated period of performance shall not exceed 60 months and will consist of a 12 month base period and four (1) year option periods. The solicitation will be issued on or about February 13, 2012. The overall objective of this acquisition is to conduct research, develop tools and protocols, engage in bridge condition assessment and evaluation, engage in outreach activities, perform data analysis and mining, and manage data infrastructure and deliver training in the broad areas of bridge performance monitoring. This work will require skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced subject matter experts namely in bridge design, maintenance, testing, monitoring and condition assessment that will utilize sensor technologies, corrosion, load rating applications, design and analysis, bridge management, technical report writing, training, meetings, workshops/conferences to achieve the statement of work objectives. Synopsis

6. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) - Army

    SOL: W912HZ-12-BAA-1000

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) seeks proposals under authority of the National Defense Education Act (1959) and under the Pre-Engineering Program (PEP) to stimulate young pupils in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Synopsis


    SOL: ONRBAA12-009

    DUE: 012913

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Submarine Security & Technology Branch (N87C5) of the Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO) Undersea Warfare Division (N87) are interested in receiving proposals focused on the identification of science and physics based signal detection technologies that, individually or as a system, can impact the security of the SSBN and the survivability of the SSGN/SSN submarine forces. Passive and active detection technologies with near term (0-5 years), mid-term (5-10 years) and far term (10-20 years) implications will be considered. As part of its effort to understand the impact of technology on submarine security and survivability, the SSBN Security Technology Program (SSTP) may entertain proposals focused on improving the understanding of the generation, radiation, propagation, scatter, and detection of a variety of signal types (acoustic, chemical, optical, electromagnetic, hydrodynamic and radiological) associated with a submarine's operation. The SSTP is currently placing emphasis on Science and Technology (S&T) related to acoustic, optical, electromagnetic, and hydrodynamic phenomenology. The ONR is seeking participants for this program that are capable of performing advanced S&T research that support demonstrating capabilities to achieve the goals described in this announcement. Synopsis

8.2012 BAA Proposed Research on Oil Spill Response Operations

    SOL: E12PS00012

    DUE: 030112

    The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), solicits White Papers of not more than five (5) pages in length, for specific areas of interest to the BSEE Oil Spill Response Research (OSRR) Program which includes oil spill planning, preparedness, containment, monitoring, recovery, treatment, and response in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). When appropriate, the research shall be conducted consistent with prior research. Synopsis

9. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program

Solicitation: HM0177-12-BAA-0001

    Due: White papers NLT Apr 30, 2012

    The NGA Academic Research Program (NARP) is focused on innovative, far-reaching basic and applied research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that has the potential to advance the GEOINT mission. The objective of the NARP is to support innovative, high-payoff research that provides the basis for revolutionary progress in areas of science and technology affecting the needs and mission of NGA. This research also supports the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG), which is the combination of technology, systems and organizations that gather, produce, distribute and consume geospatial data and information. The end result is aimed at advancing GEOINT capabilities by improving analytical methods, enhancing and expanding systems capabilities, and leveraging resources for common NSG goals.;jsessionid=41nNPyzpKL7yq0ct3zvBsr3hDsvVdTLbtryW0KpPhby20y6pTBmJ!1869518295?oppId=141713&mode=VIEW


    SOL: NNA1112345L-SN2012

    NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) is seeking partners interested in developing competitive proposals in response to NASA Announcements of Opportunity (AOs) or other agency proposal calls. ARC is interested in partners that can perform science investigations and research activities, and develop and demonstrate new technologies. Information is also sought on potential partners that, in addition to performing substantial research, can provide hardware, equipment or instrumentation necessary to implement that proposed science investigation, research activity or technology demonstration missions. NASA selects and procures scientific investigations (missions)through the NASA Announcement of Opportunity (AO) Process. A single Principal Investigator (PI), Principle Technologist (PT), or Project Manager (PM) leads a mission investigation team. The PI, PT, or PM may be from any category of Government or non-Government institution, including educational institutions, industry or nonprofit organizations, or from one of the NASA Centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL),other federally funded research and development centers, or other U.S. Government agencies. Synopsis

11. LADAR for SOF Technology Experimentation - DOD

    SOL: RFI-LADAR01-2012

    DUE: 030512

    This is a Request for Information (RFI) and is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations. The purpose of this RFI is to gain information leading to Government/Industry collaboration for development of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) technology capabilities and to assist in accelerating the delivery of these capabilities to the warfighter. The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Program Executive Officer - Rotary Wing (PEO-RW) invites industry, academia, individuals and labs to submit technology experimentation papers addressing innovative technology capabilities used in austere environments specifically, to provide a laser/light detection and ranging subsystem (LADAR/LIDAR) that will detect physical obstacles and terrain anomalies affecting the safety of SOF rotary wing aircraft in all

    Synopsis phases of flight.

12. Defense Acquisition Challenge Program BAA - FY12

    SOL: DAC-FY12-BAA0001

    The Office of the Secretary of Defense Comparative Testing Office (CTO) is interested in receiving research and development proposals for the Defense Acquisition Challenge

    (DAC) Program focusing on the MANY areas. Full solicitation available ~ Feb 17. Synopsis

13. Modeling Social Behavior NIH

    Solicitation: RFA-GM-13-006

    Due: Letter of Intent Mar 3, Proposal due Apr 3, 2012

    This FOA, issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and the

    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), solicits applications for developing and

    testing innovative theories and computational, mathematical, or engineering approaches to deepen our understanding of complex social behavior. This research will examine phenomena at multiple scales to address the emergence of collective behaviors that arise from individual elements or parts of a system working together. This FOA will support research that explores the often complex and dynamical relationships among the parts of a system and between the system and its environment in order to understand the system as a whole. To accomplish the goals of this FOA we encourage applications that build transdisciplinary teams of scientists spanning a broad range of expertise. Minimally this team should include senior investigators with expertise in the behavioral or social sciences as well as in computational and systems thinking (computer science, mathematics, engineering, systems-level methodology).

    Research can involve model organisms or humans. The FOA will support small research projects focusing on theory building and testing, development and testing of innovative methods or methodological approaches, as well as small infrastructure projects focusing on development and testing of shared resources (in the context of a driving biological, basic behavioral or social, or human health issue). The FOA also will fund larger and more integrative research projects focusing on the modeling of complex social behavior.

    14. USAID University Engagement through Higher Education Institutions-DRAFT RFA

    Solicitation: RFA-0AA-12-000004

    Due Limited Solicitation internal pre-proposals due Feb 21 to Estelle McGroarty’s


    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is taking a new catalytic approach to solving major development challenges. This involves harnessing the intellectual power of faculty, students, and staff in great academic institutions to define and solve some of the world’s most challenging development problems, to sustain

    creative, evidence-based multidisciplinary approaches to international development, and to expand the role of science, technology, and engineering to solving complex development problems.


Other Funding Opportunities:

    This and earlier notices are archived at

    Environmental RFPS posted by MSU (Tom Dietz):

     -SBIR/STTR - info for many agencies:

-Grants.Gov search individually by key word, agency, etc.

    -Army Research Office:

    -Institutionally limited procedure for proposals for MSU


    -NIH - Bioimaging/Bioengineering opportunities

    -Office of Naval Research:

    -Michigan Biotechnology -

    -For more Funding Opportunity information, Search Engines, etc. see the DER Funding

    web site:

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