This program aims to fund small businesses to conduct short R&D feasibility studies of potentially commercializable technologies related to any of the homeland security topics listed below. Could lead to Phase 2 funding for further development.
Topics of Interest to DHS S&T for this program:
- Bulk Currency Vapor Detection in Confined Spaces
- Software Based Roots of Trust for Enhanced Mobile Security
- Lost Person Locator for First Responders
- Structural Collapse Prediction Technology
- Commodity Goods Counterfeit Detection
- Management of Mass Casualty Triage
- Affordable Non-Destructive Anomaly Detection for Perceived Hollow Spaces
- Pre-Shot Sniper Detection in Urban Environments
Funding: Typically, $100K for 6-month projects
Limitations: Only small businesses may apply. University may participate as a contractor with the applicant, in which case the University may only receive up to 1/3 of the project costs (including F&A) for the subcontract. See “Subcontractors/Consultants” section on page 24 of pre-solicitation.
Key Dates (2013):
April 2: Pre-solicitation issued
April 17: Last day for direct (phone) questions to DHS
April 18: Solicitation released
May 8: Last day for e-mailed questions to DHS
May 15: All proposal documents due to ORSP
May 22, 1PM CDT: Proposals due to DHS
For More information:
- Pre-Solicitation: https://www.fbo.gov/utils/view?id=e6bb2bc0067e62f660311ff7e65c4d08
- Questions on format and submission process:
Contact Mickey McLaurin or your Program Development Specialist/Research Advocate: Helen, Ken, or Lesha. All may be reached at x7482.