Broad Agency Announcements (BAA)


A 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. It 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.

Long Term BAA

SolicitationDate PostedClosing Date
ARO Staff Research Program
W911NF-20-S-0003
20 February 202019 February 2025
DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement for Foundational Research
W911NF-23-S-0001
21 November 202220 November 2027
LPS Qubit Collaboratory (LQC)
W911NF-21-S-0009
12 April 202130 April 2026

Short Term BAA

SolicitationDate PostedClosing Date
Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges & Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)
Fiscal Year 2023
W911NF-22-S-0010
17 May 2022Proposals must be received electronically through grants.gov by 11:59 PM ET, 12 August 2022
Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)
ONR #N00014-22-S-F002
ARO #W911NF-22-S-0007
AFOSR #FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2022-0003
4 April 2022White Paper Inquiries and Questions due:
2 May 2022.
White Papers: 16 May 2022 at 11:59 PM ET
Application Inquiries and Questions:
26 August 2022
Applications due:
9 September 2022 at 11:59 PM ET
The Department of Defense (DoD) Fiscal Year 2023 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)
AFOSR: FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2022-0001
ARO: W911NF-21-S-0008
ONR: N00014-21-S-F004
31 March 2022Proposals must be received electronically through Grants.gov by Friday, May 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET.
Pre-Proposal inquires and questions must be submitted no later than Friday, April 22, 2022.
Quantum Computing in the Solid State with Spin and Superconducting Systems (QC-S5) in collaboration with the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS)
W911NF-22-S-0006-1
18 Jan
2022
White Papers Submission Open Until: 15 July 2022 at 4 PM ET
Proposals Submission Open Until: 1 Nov 2022 at 4 PM ET
Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program
W911NF-22-S-0003
5 Jan 2022Questions Due: 23 Feb. 2022
Applications Due: 7 March 2022 at 3 PM ET
Targeted Evaluation of Ionizing Radiation Exposure (TEI-REX) in partnership with Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
W911NF-22-S-0002
19 Oct 2021Questions Due: 1 Nov. 2021
Proposals Due: 13 Dec. 2021 at 5 PM ET
Advanced Graphic Intelligence Logical Computing Environment (AGILE) in partnership with Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
W911NF-22-S-0001
16 Dec 2021Questions Due: 13 Dec. 2021 at 4 PM ET
Proposals Due: 24 Jan. 2022 at 4 PM ET

Closed Funding Opportunities

SolicitationDate PostedClosing Date
ARO Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Fundamental Research for 1 April 2017 – 30 November 2022
W911NF-17-S-0002-14
31 March 202230 November 2022
ARL Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Scientific Research for Fiscal Years 2017 through 2022
W911NF-17-S-0003-14
01 April 201730 November 2022
Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges & Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Equipment/Instrumentation
Fiscal Year 2022
W911NF-21-S-0011
May 20212 August 2021
Next New and Emerging Qubit Science & Technology (nextNEQST)
W911NF-21-S-0010
12 April 202120 July 2021
Department of Army Center for Synthetic Biology
W911NF-21-S-0002
1 December 2020May 24, 2021
Department of Army Ultra-wide Bandgap RF Electronics Center
Fiscal Year 2022

W911NF-21-S-0003
1 December 2020June 1, 2021
Department of Army Energetics Basic Research Center
Fiscal Year 2022
W911NF-21-S-0001
19 October 2020May 2, 2021
Innovation Corps @Department of Defense Program
Fiscal Year 2020
W911NF-20-S-0007
4 March 2020June 15, 2020
Quantum Characterization of Intermediate Scale Systems (QCISS)
W911NF-20-0004
16 December 201917 Mar 2020
Development of Quantum Algorithms
W911NF-19-S-0010
26 April 20191 August 2019
Highly Stable High Fidelity Trapped Ion Systems
W911NF-19-S-0011
26 April 201916 August 2019
TrojAI
W911NF-19-S-0012
7 May 2019July 25 2019
Department of Defense Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)
Fiscal Year 2020
W911NF-19-S-0009
25 April 2019July 15, 2019
Department of Defense Advanced Computing Initiative (ACI)
Fiscal Year 2019
W911NF-19-S-0007
25 February 201925 March 2019
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