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 2014 Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) Grant

**Funding opportunity for Stanford faculty with PI eligibility involved in basic science and engineering research. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. (See the various topics highlighted under the participating agencies below.) The amount of funding is typically $1.25M to $1.5M range per year for the 3-year base period with a two-year option period.**

Guidelines:
A PDF file of the guidelines can be downloaded by going to this grantsgov webpage >> and clicking on the "Full announcement" tab

Timeline:
White paper deadline (required): Oct. 15, 2013 (*per instructions on pages 7 & 8 in the guidelines)
Based on an assessment of the white papers, the responsible Research Topic Chief will provide informal feedback notification on or about Oct. 29th to the prospective awardees to encourage or discourage submission of full proposals.
Full proposal deadline (by invitation only): Dec. 16, 2013

 

Eligibility:

 

Amount of funding:

$1M- $2.5M per year, with the actual amount contingent on availability of funds, the specific topic, and the scope of the proposed work. Typical annual funding is in the $1.25M to $1.5M range.
Each individual award will be for a three year base period with one two-year option period to bring the total maximum term of the award to five years. The base and option periods, if exercised, will be incrementally funded.
The Total amount of funding for five years available for grants resulting from this MURI BAA is estimated to be approximately $250 million dollars pending out-year appropriations.

Purpose:
The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as "universities") that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD.


Topics of interest

The FY 2014 MURI competition is for the topics listed below. Detailed descriptions of the topics can be found in Section VIII,entitled, “Specific MURI Topics”, of this BAA. The detailed descriptions are intended to provide the offeror a frame of reference and are not meant to be restrictive to the possible approaches to achieving the goals of the topic and the program. Innovative ideas addressing these research topics are highly encouraged.

 

White papers and full proposals addressing the following topics 1 through 8 should be submitted to the Army Research Office (ARO):

White papers and Full proposals addressing the following topics 9 through 17 should be submitted to the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR):

White papers and full proposals addressing the following topics 18 through 24 should be submitted to The Office of Naval Research:

Note: the guidelines indicate "It is strongly recommended that potential proposers communicate with the Research Topic Chiefs listed in the Guidelines regarding these issues before the submission of formal proposals. "

 

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 Assignments by department: http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/rpmmaster.html
*Other Schools: **NEW** Download the Pre-award OSR department assignments on this new DoResearch webpage:
http://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-offices/sponsored-research-osr/pre-award-operations

Grantsgov at Stanford resource webpage
Setting up your computer, tutorials, eSubmit, best practices, etc.
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/grantsgov_at_stanford.html

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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