Broad Agency Announcements

The Broad Agency Announcement is a competitive solicitation procedure used to obtain proposals for basic and applied research and the part of development not related to the development of a specific system or hardware procurement.

The BAA is described in FAR 6.102 as “Use of Competitive Procedures,” and FAR 35.016 as “Broad Agency Announcements.”

Basic Authority – The Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 issued as Public Law 98-369 (98 stat, 1175 et seq.) authorizes use of “general solicitations” or Broad Agency Announcements. The use of general solicitations is limited by CICA to “basic research proposals.” Contracts awarded under these general solicitations meet the “full and open” competition requirements of CICA.

The type of research solicited under a Broad Agency Announcement attempts to increase knowledge in science and/or to advance the state of the art as compared to practical application of knowledge.

Funding Opportunities – Open Broad Agency Announcements

Long Term BAA

SolicitationDate
Posted
Closing
Date
ARO Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Fundamental Research for 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2022
W911NF-17-S-0002

Amendment 6
01 April 201731 March 2022
ARL Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Scientific Research for Fiscal Years 2017 through 2022
W911NF-17-S-0003

Amendment 7
Summary of Changes
01 April 201731 March 2022
Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC)
W911NF-17-R-0001

PDF version
October 201615 October 2021

Short Term BAA

SolicitationDate
Posted
Closing
Date
Quantum Characterization of Intermediate Scale Systems (QCISS)
W911NF-20-0004

PDF Version
16 December 2019White Papers: 4:00 PM Eastern Time on: 28 JANUARY 2020
Proposals: 4:00 PM Eastern Time on: 17 MARCH 2020 See Section II, D, 4 for additional information.
TrojAI
W911NF-19-S-0012

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07 May 2019a. Concept Papers- May 31 2019 no later than 4:00 PM Eastern Time
b. Selection of Concept Papers for full proposal on June 10th 2019
c. Proposals Due – July 25 2019 no later than 4:00 PM Eastern Time d. Selection of Proposal – Sept 1st, 2019
Highly Stable High Fidelity Trapped Ion Systems
W911NF-19-S-0011


PDF Version
26 April 2019 White Papers: 4:00 PM Eastern Time on: 11 June 2019
Proposals: 4:00 PM Eastern Time on: 16 August 2019 See Section II, D, 4 for additional information
Development of Quantum Algorithms
W911NF-19-S-0010

PDF Version
26 April 2019White Papers: 4:00 PM Eastern Time on: 5 June 2019
Proposals: 4:00 PM Eastern Time on: 1 August 2019 See Section II, D, 4 for additional information
Fiscal Year 2020 Department of Defense Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)
W911NF-19-S-0009

PDF Version
25 April 2019Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on July 15, 2019
Department of Defense Advanced Computing Initiative (ACI) Fiscal Year 2019
W911NF-19-S-0007

PDF Version
25 February 2019Concept Papers due by 25 March 2019 by 4:00 PM EDST
Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative
ONR # N00014-19-S-F005
ARO # W911NF-19-S-0008
AFOSR # FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2019-0002

Amendment 1
March 2019White Paper Inquiries and Questions by 24 May 2019 (Friday)
White Papers must be received no later than 03 June 2019 (Monday) at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Application Inquiries and Questions by 30 August 2019 (Friday)
Applications must be received no later than 13 September 2019 (Friday) at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
The Department of Defense (DoD) Fiscal Year 2020 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)
AFOSR: FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2019-0001
ARO: W911NF19S0005
ONR: N00014-19-S-F007 

Amendment 3 
March 2019Proposals must be received electronically through Grants.gov by Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight time.
Pre-Proposal inquires and questions must be submitted not later than Friday, 26 April, 2019.

Other Funding Opportunities

Research Terms and Conditions

Note: These research terms and conditions apply to FDP and non-FDP institutions.