Program:  The Department of Defense (DoD) 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 to the administering agencies are available on-line at the following addresses:

Army Research Office: (select “Business” and then “Broad Agency Announcements”).  See the most recent ARO Core Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research.

Office of Naval Research: (select “Contracts and Grants” and then “Broad Agency Announcements”) See Long Range Broad Agency Announcement for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology 13-001.

Air Force Office of Scientific Research:

See BAA AFOSR-2013-0001 Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research available at;jsessionid=x8BxRCpDJ7zJvMJvVs91VFPYjnJqzyJJvBHW51LmJy0D21yfSXTc!284756989?oppId=218055&mode=VIEW.

DURIP funds will be used for the acquisition of major equipment to augment current or develop new research capabilities to support research in the technical areas of interest to the DoD. Individual proposals may request funding for more than one item of equipment if the requested items of equipment comprise a “system” that is used for a common research purpose. Proposals for purely instructional equipment are not eligible. General-purpose computing facilities are not appropriate for DURIP funding, but requests for computers for DoD-relevant research programs are appropriate.

Deadline:  October 20, 2013 (via application portal).

For the complete guidelines, go to: