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Nebraska Meetings. Army Research Office Dr. Kurt Preston DEPSCoR Tri-Service Program Manager. Agenda : Background Info DEPSCOR & Other Programs Questions ?. Briefing Goal. Researchers & Administrators want to know: Who is interested in what ? How do I position myself
Nebraska Meetings Army Research Office Dr. Kurt Preston DEPSCoR Tri-Service Program Manager
Agenda: • Background Info • DEPSCOR & Other Programs • Questions ?
Briefing Goal Researchers & Administrators want to know: Who is interested in what ? How do I position myself to perform DoD research?
Army Mission: Support and Defend the Constitution • Fight and Win the Nation’s Wars • Perform other missions as assigned by the President to execute the will of the American people as reflected by Congress and the President.
All Federally funded R&D, 2005 : ALL FEDERAL R & D $117,000 Million SOURCE: National Science Foundation/Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Federal Funds, 2004
Federal budget authority for basic research, by budget function: Dollars in Millions
Research, Development,Testing & Evaluation • 6.1 Basic Research (is of Primary interest to Universities) • … systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts… It includes all scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding in those fields of the physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences related to long-term national security needs. It is farsighted high payoff research that provides the basis for technological progress. Basic research may lead to: (a) subsequent applied research and advanced technology developments in Defense-related technologies, and (b) new and improved military functional capabilities in areas such as communications, detection, tracking, surveillance, propulsion, mobility, guidance and control, navigation, energy conversion, materials and structures, and personnel support. • 6.2 Applied Research • … systematic study to understand the means to meet a recognized and specific national security requirement. It is a systematic application of knowledge to develop useful materials, devices, and systems or methods. It may include design, development, and improvement of prototypes and new processes to meet general mission area requirements. Applied research translates promising basic research into solutions… The dominant characteristic is that applied research is directed toward general military needs with a view toward developing and evaluating the feasibility and practicality of proposed solutions and determining their parameters. Applied Research precedes system specific research. Program control of the Applied Research program element is normally exercised by general level of effort. • 6.3 Advanced Technology Development • 6.4 Demonstration and Validation • 6.5 Engineering and Manufacturing Development • 6.6 RDT&E Management Support • 6.7 Operational Systems Development S&T RDT&E Source: FMR, http://www.dtic.mil/comptroller/fmr/02b/Chapter05.pdf
DoD Basic Research Budget Typical DoD 6.1 Obligations to Universities & Colleges How much DoD basic research? ~ $1,400 Million Source: Federal Funds for Research and Development, FY 00, NSF 02-321
DoD Percent: National Basic Research Effort Typical DoD % of all Federal... Aeronautical Astronautical Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy & Materials Civil Engineering All Engineering Mathematics Computer Science All Fields of Research 00 Research 38% 14% 81% 71% 36% 35% 39% 15% 35% 13% Federal Research @ U’s 52% 28% 68% 67% 37% 14% 33% 14% 37% 7% Source: Federal Funds for R&D, NSF Report #02-321
1/3 of All Federal Basic Research in Engineering in the National Defense
Research Areas · Biomimetics—research to develop novel synthetic materials, processes, and sensors through advanced understanding and exploitation of design principles found in nature. · Nanoscience—research to achieve dramatic and innovative enhancements in the properties and performance of structures, materials, and devices that have controllable features on the nanometer scale (i.e., tens of angstroms). · Smart Materials and Structures—research to demonstrate advanced capabilities for modeling, predicting, controlling, and optimizing the dynamic response of complex, multielement, deformable structures used in land, sea, and aerospace vehicles and systems. · Information Technology (IT)—research to provide fundamental advances enabling the rapid and secure transmission of large quantities of multimedia information (speech, data, images, and video) from point to point, broadcast, and multicast over distributed networks of heterogeneous communications, command, control, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. · Human-Centered Systems—research to develop advanced systems that can sense, analyze, learn, adapt, and function effectively in uncertain, changing, and hostile environments in achieving the mission. ·Compact Power—research to exploit new concepts to achieve significant improvements in the performance of compact power sources and power consuming devices through fundamental advances relevant to current technologies.
Programs • DEPSCOR • MURI • DURIP • CORE PROGRAMS • (CDMRP) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
Objectives of DEPSCoR Improve Two Capabilities: • As Defined in Legislation- • Enhance the capabilities of institutions of higher education [universities] in eligible States to develop, plan, and execute science and engineering research that is competitive under the peer-review systems used for awarding Federal research assistance; and • Increase the probability of long-term growth in the competitively awarded financial assistance that universities in eligible States receive from the Federal Government for science and engineering research.
DoD Eligible DoD Graduate HI VI PR EPSCoR State Committees AK FY 2005 Competition ME VT MT ND SD ID WY NE NE WV NV KY KS SC OK AR NM AL MS LA 04-09-01
No Major Changes for FY06 • ~ $11 M Nationally • 5 per state • EPSCoR Committee Approved • $350K minimum • No maximum limit • State match funds $1 State : $2 Fed
Elements of the DoDBasic Research Programs • MURI: Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program • Designed to address large multidisciplinary topic areas representing exceptional opportunities for future DoD applications and technology options. • ~25-40 awards/yr. ~$500K-1M/yr. (3 yr effort +2) • Funding – $15-25M/yr. • DURIP: Defense University Research Instrumentation Program • Provides resources for major equipment purchases for basic research • Funding - ~45M in FY02, ~$50K - $1M/award (avg. of ~$213K) • Competition is every August • DEPSCoR: DoD Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research • Stimulates competitive research in selected states that have not traditionally been competitive • $300 k , 3 years, State matching funds 1:2
Elements of the DoDBasic Research Programs • HBCU/MI Infrastructure • By the Services & OSD intended to assist developing infrastructure • Funding ~15-24M/yr, Awards range from $50-500K/yr for 1-4 year efforts • Congressionally Directed • Announcements on the websites of the service(s) executing the program(s) • Other Authorized/Appropriated programs and projects as directed by Congress • Competitively awarded
Elements of the DoDBasic Research Programs • SBIR • DoD's SBIR program funds early-stage R&D projects at small technology companies -- projects which serve a DoD need and have the potential for commercialization in private sector and/or military markets. • Twice yearly competition • Phase I – 60K-100K/6 mos.(~15% of submissions) • Phase II – 500K-750K/2 yrs. (~40% of Phase I awards) • Phase III – Co-funding – private sector & gov’t • STTR: Science Technology Transfer • Similar to SBIR but funds cooperative R&D projects involving a small business and a research institution to create an effective vehicle for moving research ideas to the market, where they can benefit both private sector and military customers. • Annual Competition
Elements of the DoDBasic Research Programs (4) • Summer Faculty: High School and University Faculty programs • Opportunities for university and college faculty members to perform research at defense facilities during the summer months. Faculty members Competitively selected for placement at laboratories and centers that share their research interests to collaborate on existing technical projects or start new short-term efforts. • NDSEG:National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships • Early career awards for study and research leading to doctoral degrees in mathematics and physical, biological, ocean, and engineering sciences (~senior Undergrad, 1st year grad, field-change-start-overs). U.S. Citizens & Nationals (native residents of a possession of the United States such as American Samoa ) • 36 Month Fellowships, ~200/yr., pays for Tuition & fees + stipend of ~23K-25K/yr. • YIP:Young Investigator Program • This award recognizes the finest scientists and engineers who, early in their research careers, show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge. The award includes a three-year, $300,000 research grant. • PECASE: Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering • A select subset of YIP, several researchers receive the prestigious PECASE each year (+2 yrs./~100K.yr.).
Federal budget authority for basic research, by budget function: Dollars in Millions
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Total Congressional appropriations for research for the period of FY92–05: $3 billion Total grants/contracts awarded for the period of FY92–05: 6,193 Proposals submitted to the FY05 programs are either currently being reviewed or are in negotiations “The CDMRP was created in 1993 when Congress, in response to grassroots lobbying efforts by the breast cancer consumer advocacy community, tasked the Army with developing and managing an innovative breast cancer research program.” – Eric B. Schoomaker, M.D., Ph.D., Brigadier General, U.S. Army
Army Medical Programs • Army Medical Research and Development Command • Medical Research Programs Example: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
Sources for DoD Basic Research Funding • No Single Point of Entry for DoD Research Funding • Locate All Possible Interested Parties Through – • U.S. Army Research Office: • http://www.aro.army.mil • Army Medical • http://www-usamraa.army.mil • http://mrmc-www.army.mil • http://cdmrp.army.mil/research.htm • Office of Naval Research: • http://www.onr.navy.mil • Air Force Office of Scientific Research: • http://www.afosr.af.mil/ • Defense Advanced Projects Agency: • http://www.darpa.mil/
Part I AREAS OF RESEARCH INTERESTS A. ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY-ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE Chemistry Electronics Environmental Sciences Life Sciences Materials Science Mathematical and Computer Sciences Mechanical Sciences Physics U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ARMY ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY TO INCLUDE ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES DIR. HUMAN RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIR. SENSORS AND ELECTRON DEVICES DIR. SURVIVABILITY/LETHALITY ANALYSIS DIR. VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DIR. WEAPONS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH DIR. BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CONTRACTS, GRANTS, COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS, AND OTHER TRANSACTIONS DAAD19-00-R-0010 JULY 2000 - FY 2003 ISSUED BY: U. S. ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY U.S. ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE P. O. BOX 12211 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC 27709-2211 5.2 . Mechanical Behavior of Materials. The program on Mechanical Behavior of Materials addresses the fundamental relationships between the structure of materials and their mechanical properties as influenced by composition, processing, environment, stress state, and loading rate. The objectives of the subfield are to provide structural materials with improved mechanical properties and quantitative models for predicting both the response and the remaining useful life of a material. Major thrusts include the development of new strengthening, plasticity and toughening mechanisms for preventing or retarding fracture; especially at large strains (1000%) and high strain rates (to 106/sec). New knowledge is sought concerning fundamental deformation processes in materials including: load transfer, fatigue, creep, transformation toughening, superplasticity, and shear localization………… Technical Point of Contact: Dr. David Stepp, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org, (919) 549-4329 Answers on the Internet http://www.aro.army.mil (pick Annual BAA) BAA Solicitation
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DEPSCoR Eligibility Criteria • Must be a State* • Must have an NSF State EPSCoR Committee • Must meet qualifying formula: • Calculation is run annually - Source for data is the most recent NSF Publication, • Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges and Nonprofit Institutions • Must demonstrate commitment to developing R&D and improving S&E research and education at IHEs Sa < (Na/50)*.6 Where: A States average DoD R&D obligations for last three data years = Sa The National average DoD R&D obligations to IHE for last three data years = Na * Authorization language defines “State” as: State of the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. 7-08-02
DEPSCoR Authorization Legislation • Authorization from PL103-337, as amended • Secretary of Defense shall conduct … DEPSCoR • Objectives • Enhance the capabilities of institutions of higher education [universities] in eligible States to develop, plan, and execute science and engineering research that is competitive under the peer-review systems used for awarding Federal research assistance; and • Increase the probability of long-term growth in the competitively awarded financial assistance that universities in eligible States receive from the Federal Government for science and engineering research. • Activities • Research grants • Financial Assistance for Graduate Students • Eligibility • States designated by DUSD(A&T) • Formula - Sa < (Na/50)*.6 • States with NSF established State Committees • Demonstrated commitment to developing research base and improving science and engineering research and education programs at IHE 5-20-97