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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.


Microsystems Technology Office Commercial Performer Program Announcement
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) is seeking to support innovative ideas relevant both to the commercial sector and to Department of Defense (DoD) applications.
Microsystems Technology Office Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement
This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing MTO programs or other published solicitations.
Dynamic Range-enhanced Electronics and Materials (DREaM)
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.
Atomic Magnetometer for Biological Imaging In Earth's Native Terrain (AMBIIENT)
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.
System Security Integrated Through Hardware and firmware (SSITH)
The overall goal of the SSITH program is to develop hardware design tools to provide inherent security against hardware vulnerabilities that are exploited through software in DoD and commercial electronic systems. SSITH aims to drive research required to develop secure hardware that constrains the hardware attack surface and protects against classes of software attacks that exploit hardware vulnerabilities.
Workshop on Application of N-ZERO Nanowatt Wakeup Sensors in Wireless Sensor Networks
The N-ZERO technology aims to enable new missions that apply unattended sensors by extending sensor operation life before battery depletion. The Workshop seeks to identify innovative ideas and concepts for implementing N-ZERO-equipped unattended sensors and sensor networks in national security and civilian applications. The Workshop also aims to facilitate a collaborative exchange between N-ZERO performers and potential users of the technology.
Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M)
DARPA is soliciting highly innovative research proposals for the development of fundamentally new machine learning approaches that enable systems to learn continually as they operate and apply previous knowledge to novel situations. Current artificial intelligence (AI) systems only compute with what they have been programmed or trained for in advance; they have no ability to learn from data input during execution time, and cannot adapt on-line to changes they encounter in real environments.