A number of award types will be used under this BAA including
- Single Investigator Award – Objective of the award is to attract outstanding individuals to propose research projects related to the ARO research topics that will result in scientific discoveries. Standard funding levels for SI awards support a budget for three years at a level commensurate with supporting a single investigator and one or two graduate students or a post-doc for three years (to include facilities and administrative [F&A] costs).
- Short-Term Innovative Research Award – Objectives are to support rapid, short-term investigations to assess the merit of innovative new concepts in basic research. STIR awards provide an excellent opportunity to showcase new concepts and explore new areas in basic research. Historically, STIR awards have helped shape new directions in research for the Army. Up to USD$60,000.
- Early Career Program Award – to support young in career scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees within the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The objective of the ECP Award is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young in career investigators; and increase opportunities for the young in career investigators to pursue research in areas relevant to the Army. Up to USD$120,000 per year for 3 years.
– Ongoing submission accepted until 20 November 2027