Call for Research: Broad Agency Announcement
GRANTS.GOV -- NPS-BAA-13-003
The Acquisition Research Program
Open until 5:00 p.m. PDST 13 June 2013
This Broad Agency Announcement’s primary objective is to attract outstanding researchers and scholars who will investigate topics of interest to the defense acquisition community. The program solicits innovative proposals for defense acquisition management and policy research to be conducted for approximately a 12-month period during the September 2013 through May 2015 timeframe.
In this Broad Agency Announcement, the phrase “defense acquisition management and policy research” refers to investigations in all disciplines, fields, and domains that (1) are involved in the acquisition of products and/or services for national defense, or (2) could potentially be brought to bear to improve defense acquisition. These include but are not limited to economics, finance, financial management, information systems, organization theory, operations management, human resources management, and marketing, as well as the “traditional” acquisition areas such as contracting, program/project management, logistics, and systems engineering management.
The proposed research must provide through the dissemination of findings in a final Technical Report a public benefit beyond the potential to improve the efficiency, quality, innovation, and/or cost of Departments of Defense and Navy acquisition programs. Findings, for instance, should also be potentially applicable to improving private-sector competitiveness or effectiveness.
Award Info: The Government anticipates making multiple awards up to $120,000 each for a basic research period of twelve months. The awards will take the form of grants or cooperative agreements. NPS plans to complete proposal evaluations and notify awardees at the end of August 2013. The actual date of grant award will depend on availability of funds and the capabilities of the grants office. Prior year awards occurred in the September – May timeframe. Awardees may request approval of pre-award costs (up to three months), or they may request adjustments in the grant period of performance.
Eligibility: All responsible sources may submit proposals under this BAA using GRANTS.GOV. Please note U.S. Government Schools are not able to submit applications through GRANTS.GOV. Interested parties from U.S. government schools of higher learning (i.e. NPS, AFIT, DAU, etc.) should submit requested information (Vol. 1 Tech, 2 Cost & 3 Biographical ) in a single PDF attachment to Ms. Karey Shaffer email@example.com, no later than 13 June 2013, to be included in the evaluation review process.
To locate the call quickly:
1) Go to www.grants.gov
2) Use Quick Links on the far right hand corner under FOR APPLICANTS, Grant Search.
3) Type in NPS-BAA-13-003 under Search by Funding Opportunity Number.