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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.

DARPA Academic Research Roundtable
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is sponsoring an Academic Research Roundtable event with the broader potential performer community in higher education for the purpose of engaging its members in a dialogue on technology and research opportunities. The event will include discussion of the Agency's vision and goals, overviews of each of DARPA's technical offices by office leadership, and an explanation of the mechanics of working with DARPA.
OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office (TTO) is sponsoring a Proposers Day to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the OFFSET program in advance of a planned Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).
Secure Handhelds on Assured Resilient networks at the tactical Edge (SHARE)
DARPA will host a Proposer Day conference in support of DARPA HR001117S0009, Secure Handhelds on Assured Resilient networks at the tactical Edge (SHARE) program on January 31, 2017
Consortium For Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS)
Solicitation for research to develop non-binding, consensus-based operational safety standards related to rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) and on-orbit satellite servicing, executed through a collaborative private sector/Government consortium led by an experienced administrator or "Secretariat."
Agile Teams (A-Teams)
The Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of predictive frameworks and experimental testbeds for the design of agile, hybrid teams of multiple humans teamed with intelligent machines.
Efficient Ultra-Compact Laser Integrated Devices (EUCLID)
The DARPA EUCLID program is soliciting research proposals for the development of highly efficient, ultra-compact, fiber-coupled laser diode modules suitable for pumping high power fiber lasers.
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Causal Exploration of Complex Operational Environments
DARPA is soliciting proposals for innovative research in the areas of causal model development and exploration. The objective of the Causal Exploration program is to develop modeling and exploration tools to aid military planners in understanding and addressing underlying causal factors that drive regional hybrid conflicts. In pursuit of this objective, the program will develop novel techniques for automated extraction of causally relevant knowledge, semi-automated assembly of causal models, intuitive exploration and manipulation of causal models to gain understanding, and assessment of the suitability and maturity of dynamically generated causal models.
Synergistic Discovery and Design
The SD2 program aims to develop data-driven methods to accelerate scientific discovery and robust design in domains that lack complete models. Engineers regularly use high-fidelity simulations to create robust designs in complex domains such as aeronautics, automobiles, and integrated circuits. In contrast, robust design remains elusive in domains such as synthetic biology, neuro-computation, cyber, and polymer chemistry due to the lack of high-fidelity models. SD2 will develop tools to enable robust design despite the lack of complete scientific models.