Funding Opportunities - Sensor Systems

Sponsor Title Amount Deadline Notes
DOD Fiscal Year 2022 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) $50k-$1.5M for one year 4/23/2021-White Paper
5/14/2021-Full proposal
This announcement seeks proposals from universities to purchase equipment and instrumentation in support of research in areas of interest to the DoD. A central purpose of the DURIP is to provide equipment and instrumentation to enhance research related education in areas of interest and priority to the DoD. Therefore, your proposal must address the impact of the equipment or instrumentation on your institution’s ability to educate students through research in disciplines important to DoD missions.
DoD interests include the areas of research supported ARO, ONR and AFOSR.
DOD Materials Science Center of Excellence Up to $1.5M per year for 5 years 4/30/2021 DoD seeks to establish a Center of Excellence in Materials Science to perform research in the following areas: Structures & Protection, Propulsion & Extreme Environments, Sensors, Electronics and Photonics, Power & Energy, Readiness, Individual Warfighter Protection, Corrosion, and Manufacturing Technology for Affordability.
SRC Hardware Security $100K per year for 3 years 5/6/2021-White Paper
7/13/2021-Full proposal
The key strategic challenges are:
1. Trusted architectures and hardware designs 
2. Security techniques for advanced technologies and packaging 
3. Security aspects of embedded software, firmware, and soft IP 
4. Security assurance, protection, and verification 
5. Authentication, attestation, and provisioning 
NIH Screening for Conditions by Electronic Nose Technology (SCENT) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) $650,000/$800,000 in direct cost per year 5/10/2021
Seeking applications for a portable sensing device to detect volatile organic compounds (VOCs, i.e. scents or odors) emanating from skin and to develop a catalog of VOCs as distinct signatures for at least 20 human diseases and conditions. 
DOD N00014-21-S-F003 Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) Up to $1.5M per year for 5 years 6/7/2021-White Paper
9/27/2021-Full proposal
DoD's MURI, one element of the University Research Initiative (URI), is sponsored by the DoD research offices, including ONR, ARO and AFOSR. DoD's MURI program addresses high-risk basic research and attempts to understand or achieve something that has never been done before. Key to the program’s success is the close management of the MURI projects by Service program officers and their active role in providing research guidance
DOD RACER-SIM   6/7/2021 The RACER-Sim program is to advance a broad range of simulation technologies related to off-road autonomy with the goal of significantly reducing the cost of off-road autonomy development and/or bridging the gap from simulation to the real world. Simulation technologies in the areas of simulation-based off-road autonomy algorithm development, simulation environment technologies, and simulation content generation are of particular interest.
SEMI SEMI-FlexTech Request for Proposals (RFP) $250,000 - $500,000 9/4/2021 SEMI-FlexTech is an industry-led, public/private partnership providing a common platform for flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) manufacturers/developers and their supplier base to develop the next generation of manufacturing equipment and materials.Topics in this Solicitation are: Reference designs for FHE sensor systems; FHE Power; Artificial Intelligence for additive manufacturing; Mixed mode interconnect and metallization for FHE; Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI); Open concepts for sensor and FHE technologies and agile, expedient manufacturing.
NSF Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD)     The program promotes innovation in the following areas: Modeling: creation of new mathematical frameworks to apply tools of dynamics to physical systems; Analysis: discovery and exploration of structure in dynamic behavior; Diagnostics: dynamic methods that infer system properties from observations; Control: methods that produce desired dynamic behavior.
NSF Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI)     The ECI program focuses on geomaterials and geostructures, structural materials, structural and non-structural systems, and building envelopes. Principal Investigators are encouraged to consider physical civil infrastructure subjected to and interacting with the natural environment during construction; under normal service conditions; and under severe loading and environmental conditions such as extreme single or multi natural hazard events.
NSF Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS)     The CIS program focuses on civil infrastructure as a system in which interactions between spatially- and functionally- distributed components and intersystem connections exist; particularly welcomes research that addresses novel system and service design, system integration, big data analytics, and socio-technological-infrastructure connections.
NSF Biosensing     Encourages proposals that, in addition to advancing biosensing technology, address critical sensor needs in biomedical research, public health, food safety, agriculture, forensics, environmental protection, and homeland security.


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