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Funding Opportunity Number:
Nov 21, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Feb 01, 2012
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Feb 01, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
The primary focus of the FY2012 HEL MRI is to enhance the capabilities of US institutions of higher education to perform fundamental science and engineering research related to lasers, optics, laser interaction physics, and relevant advanced concepts. This research is authorized by Public Law No. 106-398 Sections 241-250. Awards will be made to degree-granting US institutions of higher education. Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and Government laboratories are not eligible for awards under this announcement, although they may participate as subawardees. Entities other than US institutions of higher education, to include non-profit organizations, not-for-profit organizations, private industry concerns, and foreign universities/research institutions are not eligible for awards under this announcement, although they may participate as subawardees. Domestic institutions of higher education/universities are to be the primary awardees and must perform at least 60% of the proposed research effort (universities participating as first tier subawardees count within the 60% requirement threshold). Industrial and non-profit/not-for-profit partners may not contribute more than 40% of the total effort or receive more than 40% of awarded funds. Only proposals submitted directly by domestic institutions of higher education/universities (to include US Military Academies) will be considered for award. United States Military Academies are eligible as prime awardees or subawardees under this announcement. If a proposal selected for award is to a US Military Academy, or if the proposal includes one or more subawards to a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, Government laboratory, or US Military Academy, award funds allocated for FFRDCs, Government laboratories, and/or US Military Academies will be provided via a Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request (MIPR). No award funds will be channeled directly from a prime awardee to a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, Government laboratory, or US Military Academy subawardee.
The named Principal Investigator must be employed on a full-time basis by the institution and hold a regular position. If these two conditions are not in effect at the time of proposal submission, an accompanying letter from the institution shall be submitted with the proposal to indicate that the named Principal Investigator will be considered for a full-time regular position in the event that the proposal is selected for award. The named Principal Investigator must be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident.
Dept of the Army -- Materiel Command
Under the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense by 10 USC 113 and Public Law No. 106-398 Sections 241-250, High Energy Laser Programs, as established by the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001, the Department of Defense (DoD) announces the Fiscal Year 2012 High Energy Laser Multidisciplinary Research Initiative (HEL MRI). This program is executed under the policy and guidance of the Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Science and Technology (DUSD (S&T)) and administered by the US Army Research Office (ARO), Durham, NCand the High Energy Lasers-Joint Technology Office (HEL-JTO), Albuquerque, NM. The High Energy Lasers-Joint Technology Office is seeking unclassified, fundamental research proposals in the topic areas described in SECTION I, FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION, of the full program announcement. Proposed basic research should have the potential to transition to applied research at the end of the performance period. Fundamental research includes both basic research and applied research (see definitions section of the full program announcement).
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