Naval Postgraduate School issues solicitation for research proposals

The U.S. Naval Postgraduate School recently issued a broad agency announcement (BAA) for proposals to research advanced systems and concepts for weapons of mass destruction countermeasures.

The announcement will remain open until March 31 of next year, although potential submitters are encouraged to send full proposals by Sept. 30 to be given full consideration.

The objective of the BAA is to attract researchers and scholars to expand knowledge of WMD countermeasures from 2015 to September of 2016. Proposals can include research ideas for counterproliferation, nonproliferation and strategy.

Proposals must include cost for personnel, supplies, travel and other expenses. The proposals must also outline the scope of the work and the qualifications of the entity submitting the proposal.

The Naval Postgraduate School estimates that $3.5 to $4 million dollars will be made available for research proposals. Awards under the BAA may take the form of grants or cooperative agreements.

The number of proposals selected will be dependent on available resources and the amount of submissions under the BAA.

Proposals are welcome from U.S. academia, U.S. research institutions and laboratories outside of the U.S. government. Accredited foreign universities may also make submissions under the BAA.

Submissions under the BAA can be made through grants.gov.