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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: 9/13/2018
DARPA Subterranean Challenge Competitors Day
TTO

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office (TTO) will be holding a Competitors Day event for its Subterranean (SubT) Challenge to provide information to potential competitors on the objectives of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge.
SubT Challenge Website

Response date: 9/13/2018
Microsystems Technology Office Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement
MTO
This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing MTO programs or other published solicitations.
Response date: 9/17/2018
Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) Opportunity - Automating Scientific Knowledge Extraction (ASKE)
I2O
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is issuing an Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) Opportunity, inviting submissions of innovative basic or applied research concepts in the technical domain of automated knowledge discovery, curation, and application.
Response date: 9/18/2018
Resilient Anonymous Communication for Everyone (RACE)
I2O
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of cryptographic and communication obfuscation techniques in order to build an anonymous, attack-resilient mobile communication system that can reside completely within a network environment.
Response date: 9/21/2018
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: 9/24/2018
Space Environment Exploitation (SEE)
DSO
The Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of high spatial and temporal resolution predictive/assimilative modeling and simulation of the near-earth space environment. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, prediction, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.
Response date: 9/26/2018
SHort-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms (SHRIMP)
MTO
DARPA/MTO seeks innovative proposals for the development of micro-to-milli (insect scale) robotic technologies. SHRIMP will develop and demonstrate, through a series of Olympic-themed events, multi-functional mm-to-cm scale robotic platforms with a focus on untethered mobility, maneuverability, and dexterity.
Response date: 9/27/2018
Atomic-Photonic Integration
MTO
The DARPA Microsystems Technology Office is soliciting research proposals for the development of a new class of atom-based systems utilizing integrated photonics and trapped atoms to enable high-performance, robust, portable clocks and gyroscopes.