Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)

Department of Defense - Office of Naval Research

The FY2018 funding announcement for the Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) is now available. Sections #5, #6, #7, and #8 most closely relate to research being done in the social sciences.

The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. As defined by the DoD, “basic research is systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind. It includes all scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding in those fields of the physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences related to long-term national security needs. It is farsighted high payoff research that provides the basis for technological progress.”

The Department of Defense is interested in receiving proposals in the following topics. Proposals should be submitted to the relevant research office.

White papers and full proposals addressing the following topics should be submitted to the Army Research Office (ARO):
 

  • 1. Integrated Quantum Sensing and Control for High Fidelity Qubit Operations
  • 2. Novel solid-state Materials and Color Cneters for Quantum Science and Engineering
  • 3.  Controlling Protein Function Using Dynamic Chemical Switches to Modulate Structure
  • 4. Consolidation of Novel Materials and Macrostructures from a Dusty Plasma
  • 5. Embodied Learning and Control
  • 6. Coevolution of Neural, Cognitive, & Social Networks: Mind-Body-Community Connections
  • 7. Network Games
  • 8. Modeling Interdependence among Natural Systems and Human Population Dynamics

White papers and full proposals addressing the following topics should be submitted to the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR):
 

  •  9. Physically Viable Learning for Control of Autonomous Dynamical Systems
  • 10. Nanoscale Vacuum Field Effect Transistors
  • 11. Molecular-scale Studies of Liquid-Solid Interfaces in Electrochemical Processes
  • 12. Electromagnetic Non-reciprocity via Temporal Modulation
  • 13. Heterogeneous Interfaces: Route to New Optoelectronic Properties
  • 14. Piezoelectric Nanoenergetic Materials with Adaptable and Tailorable Reactivity
  • 15. Advanced Mean-Field Game Theory for Complex Physical & Socio-Economical Systems
  • 16. β-Ga2O3 as a High-Critical Field Strength Material for Power Systems

White papers and full proposals addressing the following topics should be submitted to the Office of Naval Research (ONR):
 

  • 17. Predicting and Validating Pathways for Chemical Synthesis
  • 18. Synthetic Microbial Electronics
  • 19. Automated Technical Document Comprehension
  • 20. Materials for Smart Multifunctional Superstructures [(MS)2]
  • 21. Advanced Optical Materials that Create Force from Light 
  • 22. In situ Microstructural and Defect Evolution below the Micron Scale in as-Deposited Metal Alloys
  • 23. Enhancing Thermal Transport at Material Interfaces 
  • 24. Self-Assessment of Proficiency for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

 

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