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Established in 1958 as part of the U.S. Department of Defense, DARPA pursues opportunities for transformational change rather than incremental advances. It does so collaboratively as part of a robust innovation ecosystem that includes academic, corporate, and governmental partners. To fulfill its mission, the Agency relies on diverse performers from throughout this ecosystem to apply multi-disciplinary approaches to both advance knowledge through basic research and create innovative technologies that address current and predicted practical problems through applied research. The list of selected opportunities displayed below is provided for convenience. For a complete listing of DARPA opportunities please visit the FedBizOpps website. More

In addition to program-specific opportunities, each DARPA technical office maintains an “office-wide” Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) that covers a range of technical areas of interest to each particular office. The office-wide BAAs are refreshed on an annual basis and offer a mechanism for researchers to reach DARPA with ideas that they feel could be valuable to national security.

4/28/2017
Innovative Systems for Military Missions
TTO
The Tactical Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is soliciting executive summaries, white papers and proposals for advanced research, development and demonstration of innovative systems for military missions.
4/28/2017
Biological Technologies
BTO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Biological Technologies Office (BTO). Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. BTO seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge assumptions, and have the potential to radically change established practice, lead to extraordinary outcomes, and create entirely new fields.
5/4/2017
Virtual Proposers Day for the forthcoming 2017 Tactical Technology Office Innovative Systems for Military Missions Broad Agency Announcement (HR001117S0014)
TTO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office (TTO) is holding a Virtual Proposers Day to inform proposers about the forthcoming 2017 Innovative Systems for Military Missions Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), HR001117S0014.
5/11/2017
World Modelers
I2O
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of causal modeling, forecasting, and analysis techniques. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.
| AI | Automation | Data |
5/22/2017
Metamaterial-based Optical System Design (RFI)
DSO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is requesting information concerning the design and optimization of metamaterial-based optical imaging and non-imaging systems. This call is specifically requesting information and concepts for extending and adapting traditional optical system design theories, concepts, frameworks, heuristics, and guiding principles to metamaterial-based optical systems.
5/24/2017
Dynamic Range-enhanced Electronics and Materials (DREaM)
MTO
The Dynamic Range-enhanced Electronics and Materials (DREaM) program will exploit new materials and novel device structures to create radio frequency (RF) transistors that enable asymmetric operations in a complex electromagnetic spectrum.
6/1/2017
Atomic Magnetometer for Biological Imaging In Earth's Native Terrain (AMBIIENT)
MTO
The DARPA Microsystems Technology Office is soliciting research proposals for the development of magnetic gradiometers with sufficient resolution to enable imaging of biological activity in unshielded environments.