Research Management Group (RMG)

Department of Defense (DoD)
Army Research Office (ARO)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

FY 2017 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)

**$50,000-$1,500,000 funding opportunity for Stanford faculty with PI eligibility for the acquisition of research equipment**

The 2016 internal deadline has passed. This webpage is for your reference only.

Number of applicants permitted: Unlimited #'s of applications are permitted.

Institutional representative (RPM/RMG and OSR) deadline: July 15, 2016
(REVISED) Deadline: July 22, 2016*, 4 p.m. ET via
Funding start date: July 15, 2017

*Please Note-revised deadline: An amendment was subsequently issued changing the deadline from August 26th to July 22nd.

There is only one DURIP RFP for all three agencies, ARO, ONR, AFOSR.
Download the RFP:   DoD_2017 DURIP_RFP.pdf  PDF file

Scientific Areas of Interest for each agency: 
However, because the above DURIP RFP does NOT contain the scientific areas of interest, you must refer to separate Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) PDF files from the agency websites.
For your convenience, you can download the PDF files containing the scientific areas of interest for each of the three administering agencies below:
#2 ARO, #3 ONR, #4 AFOSR

Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
This competition is open only to accredited U.S. institutions of higher education with degree granting programs in science, mathematics and/or engineering.
See scientific areas of interest below >>

Amount of funding:
Grants will be for the purchase of research equipment costing $50,000 or more, which typically cannot be purchased within the budgets of single-investigator awards. Range: $50K-$1.5M for one year
It is estimated that 180 awards will be made with an approximate average award of $290,000
Cost sharing is not required.


The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), a part of the University Research Initiative (URI). DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as “universities”) to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment.

DURIP funds must be used for the acquisition of major equipment or instrumentation to augment current, or develop new, research capabilities to support research in the technical areas of interest to the DoD. Your proposal may request funding for more than one item if the requested items comprise a “system” that is used for a common research purpose. Requests for computing equipment for a DoD-relevant research programs are appropriate and eligible for funding.

Research Areas of Interest-administering agencies

Army Research Office (ARO)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

The DURIP announcement seeks proposals to purchase instrumentation in support of research in areas of interest to the DoD, including areas of research supported by the Army Research Office (ARO), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), hereafter referred to collectively as “the administering agencies.”

The research areas of interest are not included in the DoD 2017 DURIP RFP >>. However, the research areas of interest for each agency can be found by downloading the PDF files under #2, #3 and #4.

For detailed information regarding technical goals, potential proposers are advised to refer to the documents cited above. PIs also are encouraged to contact DoD program managers listed at those sites before submitting proposals, in order to explore research areas that are of mutual interest to the proposers and DoD administering agencies. A proposal may be submitted to more than one administering agency; however, only one administering agency will fund the proposal, if selected under the 2016 DURIP.


Funding restrictions:

Allowable DURIP costs:

Unallowable DURIP costs:


Review criteria:



Stanford Resources

Institutional Representatives
You must be prepared to submit your completed PDRF forms and your application materials your institutional representatives* at least 5-working days prior to the application receipt deadline. You are encouraged to notify your RPM as soon as possible that you will be submitting a proposal so he/she can begin to generate your budget and assist with other aspects of your application.
*Medicine: RPM dept. assignment webpage >>   RMG internal proposal deadline policy webpage >>
*Other Schools: Download the Pre-award OSR department assignments, link to the OSR internal proposal deadline policy on this DoResearch webpage >>

Stanford Instrumentation Resources:
In order for Stanford University to make best use of its resources and to comply with federal regulations, best practices on major instrumentation acquisition are offered as guidelines to help support the research mission of the departments, labs, and schools through the university.

Funding information resources for the Stanford community:
Links to webpages created for recent announcements (many devoted to specific research topics), searchable funding databases (Pivot & Grant Forward), foundations, NIH, NSF, postdoctoral fellowships, internal Stanford funding opportunities, etc.)
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