Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)

Details

The Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) is a multi-agency DoD program that supports research teams whose efforts intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline. Multidisciplinary team effort can accelerate research progress in areas particularly suited to this approach. Multidisciplinary research also can help to hasten the transition of research findings to practical application. MURI awards are made in research topics specified by the participating defense agencies each year that the program is in force. Specified topics change each year. Awards are typically for a period of three years (funded incrementally or as options) with two additional years possible as options to bring the total award to five-years, and at a funding level ranging from half a million to about a million dollars per year, with the size of the award dependent upon the topic, technical goals, and availability of appropriations.

Eligibility

The MURI is competed in specific research topics described in the current announcement. Potential proposers are advised to read the announcement carefully. It explains the DoD's research needs upon which the topics are based. Proposals may be submitted only by U. S. institutions of higher education (i.e. universities) with degree granting programs in science or engineering, or by consortia of such institutions. Proposals from consortia of academic institutions may be warranted because research in the multidisciplinary topics may require forming teams with strengths in multiple science and engineering fields. One academic institution will be the primary awardee for purposes of award execution.

Award Amount

Awards are typically for a period of three years with two additional years possible as options to bring the total award to five-years, and at a funding level ranging from half a million to about a million dollars per year, with the size of the award dependent upon the topic, technical goals, and availability of appropriations.

Website

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=9327

Deadline

Summer