FY23 DoD Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)
The Department of Defense (DoD) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), one element of the University Research Initiative (URI), is sponsored by the DoD research offices. Those offices include the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) (hereafter collectively referred to as "DoD agencies" or “DoD”).DoD's MURI program addresses high-risk basic research and attempts to understand or achieve something that has never been done before. The program was initiated over 25 years ago and it has regularly produced significant scientific breakthroughs with far reaching consequences to the fields of science, economic growth, and revolutionary new military technologies. Key to the program’s success is the close management of the MURI projects by Service program officers and their active role in providing research guidance.The DoD agencies involved in this program reserve the right to select for award all, some or none of the proposals submitted in response to this announcement. The DoD agencies provide no funding for direct reimbursement of proposal development costs. Technical and cost proposals (or any other material) submitted in response to this FOA will not be returned. It is the policy of the DoD agencies to treat all proposals as competition sensitive information and to disclose their contents only for the purposes of evaluation.Awards will take the form of grants. FOR ARO SUBMISSIONS ONLY, awards will take the form of grants and/or cooperative agreements. Any assistance instrument awarded under this announcement will be governed by the award terms and conditions that conform to DoD’s implementation of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars applicable to financial assistance. Terms and conditions will reflect DoD implementation of OMB guidance in 2 CFR Part 200, “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.”Please note the following important items:• Applicants should be alert for any amendments that may modify the announcement. Amendments to the original FOA will be posted to the Grants.gov Webpage: https://www.grants.gov/• A project abstract is required with the application and must be publicly releasable as specified in the following section of this FOA: Section II. D. 2. c. (2)• Responses to the Certifications and Representations indicated in Section II. F of this FOA are required with the application.• The notice that advisors external to the U.S. government may be used as subject-matter-expert technical consultants in the evaluation of the proposals after signing non-disclosure statements is contained in Section II.E.2.c.• Topic 6: Opportunities to attract Australian funding for proposals with Australian collaborators in Topic 6 are described at http://www.business.gov.au/ausmuri.• Topic 14: Opportunities to attract Australian funding for proposals with Australian collaborators in Topic 14 are described at http://www.business.gov.au/ausmuri.