Key dates for Department of Defense

Key dates should be checked carefully for each Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) or Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).

Applications must be submitted through the U.S. federal government’s single-entry portal, Grants.gov. For email notification when program announcements are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates via eBRAP's Email Subscriptions.

Overview

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) supports a wide variety of innovative research through its grants program. The following DoD agencies provide funding for research.

The office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) funds health and medical research of broad reach as well as that specifically relevant to military health. For example, amongst the largest CDMRP funded programs are the Breast Cancer Research Program and Prostate Cancer Research Program. A list of currently funded Research Programs and information on the type of research areas funded can be found on the CDMRP website.

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) promotes the science and technology programs of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. ONR has six science and technology departments that fund basic research programs, technology research programs and advanced technology demonstration programs. The six departments support efforts span from combating terrorism to oceanography and from sea warfare to life sciences.

The mission of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) is to support Air Force goals of control and maximum utilisation of air, space, and cyberspace. Through its research program, AFOSR champions basic research that expands the horizon of scientific knowledge.

Through its Broad Agency Announcement, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office (ARO) solicits proposals for scientific research in mechanical sciences, environmental sciences, mathematics, electronics, computing science, physics, chemistry, life sciences, materials science and network science.

How to apply

We strongly recommend that researchers contact their UQ Research and Innovation (UQR&I) Office of Sponsored Research Research Administration Officer (RAO) to discuss their application.

Most DoD funding opportunities use the SF424 form. This is a fillable web form with sub-forms and PDF uploads.

Full applications using the SF424 form are usually submitted via Workspace. To learn more about Workspace, visit Grants.gov and review the training videos available from the Grants.gov YouTube channel.