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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.

Response date: 8/23/2019
SBIR/STTR Opportunity: Composable Embedded Software
STO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Small Business Programs Office (SBPO) is issuing an SBIR/STTR Opportunity (SBO) inviting submissions of innovative research concepts in the technical domain(s) of: software composability, virtual machines, software-defined networks, machine learning, and unmanned platforms. In particular, DARPA is interested in understanding the feasibility of Composable Embedded Software.
Response date: 8/29/2019
Timely Information for Maritime Engagements (TIMEly)
STO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative proposals in maritime communications with an emphasis on undersea and cross-domain (above sea to below sea and vice versa) communications. 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.
Response date: 8/30/2019
Request for Information (RFI) - Directly computable physics models (CompMods)
DSO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is requesting information on state-of-the-art approaches to generate multi-physics modeling and simulation codes directly from a description of the physical phenomena. Of interest are modeling and simulating increasingly complex systems involving multiple physics that require high fidelity simulations but have limited test data (e.g., combustion, hypersonics, nuclear stockpile).
Response date: 8/30/2019
Underground Experimentation Request for Information
TTO
This Request for Information from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Tactical Technology Office seeks information on university-owned or commercially managed underground urban tunnels and facilities that may be available to support research and experimentation associated with ongoing and future research initiatives.
Response date: 8/30/2019
Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide
I2O
This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing I2O programs or other published solicitations. Potential proposers are highly encouraged to review the current I2O programs (http://www.darpa.mil/about-us/offices/i2o) and solicitations (http://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/opportunities) to avoid proposing efforts that duplicate existing activities or that are responsive to other published I2O solicitations.
Response date: 9/2/2019
Polyplexus Pilot Topic Opportunity Notice for Emergent Polyplexus Topic (11)
DSO
The purpose of this Polyplexus Pilot Topic Opportunity Notice is to provide public notification of a research and development funding opportunity on the Polyplexus online platform.
Response date: 9/3/2019
Nature as Computer (NAC)
DSO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is issuing a Disruption Opportunity (DO) inviting submissions of innovative basic or applied research concepts in the technical domain of alternative computing.
Response date: 9/3/2019
PolyplexusPilot Announcement - Strategic Technological Surprise (06), Amendment 1
DSO
The purpose of this Special Notice (SN) is to provide public notification of a research and development funding opportunity on the Polyplexus online platform. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) invites participation in Polyplexus, which is an online, professional, technical conversation between the research community and DARPA Program Managers that will lead to the opportunity to submit abstracts and full proposals for a research and development project.