March 29, 2016 12:12 PM EST By: Jennifer Rocha

Deadline: July 22, 2016

The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited United States (U.S.) institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment or instrumentation. For-profit organizations are not eligible for DURIP funding. This announcement seeks proposals from universities to purchase equipment and instrumentation in support of research in areas of interest to the DoD. DoD interests include the 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 generally referred to collectively as “we, our, us, or administering agency.” Each administering agency will make grant awards to fund the purchase of research equipment or instrumentation costing $50,000 or more that cannot typically be purchased within the budgets of single-investigator awards. We generally cannot make any individual award that exceeds more than $1,500,000 in DoD funding unless your proposal qualifies for an exception. We intend to award approximately $47 million this competition, subject to availability of funds. DURIP awards are typically one year in length. DURIP is part of the University Research Initiative (URI). All the application forms you need are available electronically on We will not provide paper copies of this announcement, or accept paper applications. All applications must be submitted electronically through

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