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DARPA to Host Webinars on Potential Funding Opportunities, How to Engage with Agency

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) will host identical webinars on June 22-23 to “provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of a DSO Office-wide [solicitation] anticipated to be published soon” as well as “the basics of working with DARPA and DSO,” including how DARPA develops programs and works with universities. Additional information about the webinars, including a draft agenda, is at this link.

DARPA solicits high risk/high pay-off basic and applied research that has the potential to enable “revolutionary advances” and to offer “game-changing technologies” for U.S. national security. In support of this mission, DSO is particularly interested in the following areas:

  • Mathematics, Modeling, and Design: Development and implementation of advanced mathematics and modeling tools for applications of interest to U.S. national security.
  • Physical Systems: Leading-edge experimental and/or theoretical research that advances understanding and capabilities for U.S. national security in the physical sciences.
  • Social Systems: New methods, tools and approaches to explore and better understand human social systems and dynamics in a national security context.
  • Human-Machine Systems: Research to analyze, understand, and optimize human-machine/human technology systems and system dynamics across a variety of application areas important for U.S. national security (e.g., materials, part and platform manufacturing, defense systems, human innovation systems and collaborative military systems).

Registration to attend the webinars is required at this link by June 13 but will be closed once the webinar reaches a capacity of 500, so expediency is key. In addition, attendance may become limited by organization, so please notify Paul Montgomery and Jim Mazzouccolo in the Office of Research and Engagement if you plan to participate. If UT attendance is limited, ORE will try to arrange a location for viewing the webinars.