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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: 12/12/2018
Strategic Technologies (STO) OFFICE-WIDE
STO
DARPA is seeking innovative ideas and disruptive technologies that provide the U.S. military significant capability improvement to dominate across all scales of conflict intensity. These span highly contested force-on-force conflicts to ambiguous, complex 'Gray Zone' conflicts. Technologies should support conflicts that may take place in a range of environments from austere, remote locations to dense megacities.
Response date: 12/17/2018
Bio Reporters for Subterranean Surveillance
BTO
This announcement describes a research thrust, entitled "Bio Reporters for Subterranean Surveillance," to be released under the current DARPA BTO Office Wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), HR001118S0041, entitled "Biological Technologies," which can be found at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/HR001118S0041/listing.html. This special notice is soliciting proposal abstracts and full proposals to HR001118S0041. It is highly encouraged that proposers submit proposal abstracts (2 pages), which will be reviewed to determine whether or not a full proposal submission is encouraged.
Response date: 12/18/2018
Machine Common Sense (MCS)
I2O
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of machine common sense to enable Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications to understand new situations, monitor the reasonableness of their actions, communicate more effectively with people, and transfer learning to new domains.
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Response date: 12/21/2018
Glide Breaker
TTO
Glide Breaker will develop an enabling technology critical for an advanced interceptor capable of defeating hypersonic vehicles. Key aspects of the Glide Breaker program are classified. Only proposals addressing the classified aspects of Glide Breaker will be eligible for funding under this BAA.
Response date: 1/11/2019
SIGMA+ Network and Analytics
DSO
The Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the areas of: automated and sensor fused data analytics, network infrastructure and system integration, and interfaces and interoperability to support a networked system for the detection, interdiction, and deterrence of clandestine weapons of mass destruction (WMD) activities.
Response date: 1/14/2019
Accelerated Molecular Discovery (AMD)
DSO
The Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of autonomous molecular design to accelerate the discovery, validation and optimization of new, high-performance molecules for Department of Defense (DoD) needs.
Response date: 1/17/2019
Photonics in the Package for Extreme Scalability (PIPES)
MTO
The DARPA Microsystems Technology Office is soliciting research proposals for the development of package-level optical signaling technologies for advanced microelectronic systems to enable disruptive performance scaling through parallelism.
Response date: 2/20/2019
Program Announcement for Disruptioneering (Defense Sciences Office)
DSO
The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is to make strategic, early investments in science and technology that will have long-term positive impact on our nation's national security. As part of this mission, DARPA makes high-risk, high-reward investments in science and technology that have the potential to disrupt current understanding and/or approaches. The pace of discovery in both science and technology is accelerating worldwide, resulting in new fields of study and the identification of scientific areas ripe for disruption.