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Funding Opportunity Number:
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Mar 14, 2011
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Mar 14, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Homeland Security, Research, Testing, Evaluation, and Demonstration of Technologies
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Eligible applicants for this funding opportunity are accredited institutions of higher education,
both foreign and domestic, having the ability and capacity to conduct and facilitate substantial
cross-discipline biometrics research.
Substantial participation must be shown by two or more scientific disciplines. A single domestic
accredited institution of higher education must be identified as the lead and the entity for
proposal submission and subsequent discussions.
DHS Centers of Excellence (COEs) are eligible to apply for new research efforts under this
funding opportunity. They may not apply for research efforts already being funded.
Office of Procurement Operations - Grants Division
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology
(S&T) Directorate is soliciting applications for cross-discipline biometrics research projects
aligned with the mission and requirements of DHS S&T. Research in biometrics – methods to
automatically recognize individuals based upon one or more unique physical or behavioral traits
– has been historically conducted by the information technology community but this solicitation
seeks to significantly improve the performance or application of biometrics by encouraging new
cross-discipline research collaboration.
Specifically, the S&T Directorate seeks proposals that will significantly advance the
performance or application of biometrics in DHS’s mission and its component agencies’
operations through cross-discipline collaboration including, but not limited to, basic research
• The role of human identity in security;
• The acceptability and usability of biometrics in DHS’ applications;
• The forensic proof of automated biometric systems;
• The acquisition of useful biometric samples independent of the environment.
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