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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 beta.SAM.gov 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: 6/12/2020
DSO Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement
DSO
The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is to identify and create the next generation of scientific discovery by pursuing high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and transforming these initiatives into disruptive technologies for U.S. national security.
Response date: 3/6/2020
High Enthalpy Aperture Technology (HEAT) Proposers Day
DSO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring a Proposers Day to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of an anticipated Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the High Enthalpy Aperture Technology (HEAT) program.
Response date: 3/13/2020
Quest for Undiscovered Energy Storage and Thrust (QUEST)
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. This DO is issued under the Program Announcement for Disruptioneering, DARPA-PA-19-02. The Quest for Undiscovered Energy Storage and Thrust (QUEST) Disruptioneering effort seeks to develop testable theories that remain consistent with, but which also incorporate, conventional gravitational, electromagnetic and quantum frameworks.
Response date: 3/13/2020
Request for Information (RFI) - Potential Opportunity to Discuss New DSO Research Initiatives Responses
DSO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) announces the opportunity for potential performers to meet with a DSO program manager (PM) to discuss mutual research interests. These meetings will be held in conjunction with the Discover DSO Day event scheduled for June 24-25, 2020 in Dulles, Virginia.
Response date: 3/18/2020
Program Announcement for Disruptioneering
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.
Response date: 4/15/2020
Polyplexus Pilot Topic Opportunity Notice for Quantum Causality (Topic 18)
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: 4/23/2020
Habitus
DSO
The Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals to create self-sustaining, adaptive, generalizable, and scalable methods for generating causal system models based on local knowledge to aid operational decision making.
Response date: 7/2/2020
PolyplexusPilot 3
DSO
The Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking participants for a pilot program designed to utilize modern connectivity to rapidly develop promising basic research pathways leading to basic research proposals. DSO's intent is to fund research proposals resulting from this pilot program.