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Funding Opportunity Number:
Aug 05, 2010
Aug 05, 2010
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Dec 07, 2010
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Dec 07, 2010
Jan 06, 2011
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Basic and Applied Scientific Research
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility:
This MURI competition is open only to and full proposals are to be submitted only by, U.S. institutions of higher education (universities) including DoD institutions of higher education, with degree-granting programs in science and/or engineering.∗
When a modest amount of additional funding for an ineligible organization is necessary to make the proposed collaboration possible, such funds may be requested via a separate proposal from that organization. This supplemental proposal should be attached to the primary MURI proposal and will be evaluated separately by the responsible Research Topic Chief. If approved, the supplemental proposal will be funded by the responsible agency using non-MURI funds. Since it is not certain that non-MURI funding would be available for ineligible organizations, Principal Investigators are encouraged to restrict funding requests to eligible organizations when practical. Ineligible organizations (e.g., industry, DoD laboratories, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), and foreign universities) may collaborate on the research but may not receive MURI funds, directly or via subaward.
Office of Naval Research
A. Basic Research: The MURI Program is funded by basic research (Budget Activity 1) money. White papers and full proposals, in order to be considered for funding, are therefore required to be of a basic, rather than applied or advanced technological, nature.Note that basic research includes “scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding” while applied research deals with “the development of useful materials, devices, and systems or methods” and “the design, development, and improvement of prototypes and new processes to meet general mission requirements.” The full definitions of these terms are contained in the links http://comptroller.defense.gov/fmr/02b/02b_05.pdf White papers will be evaluated by the responsible Research Topic Chief to assess whether the proposed research is likely to meet the objectives of the specific topic, and thus whether to encourage the submission of a full proposal. The assessment will focus on scientific and technical merit (criterion 2, below) and potential DoD interest and contribution to the topical area of science (criterion 3, below), although the other criteria may also be used in making the assessment.
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