Applicants must find the BAA that list research areas that relate to your discipline/area of research. The Research Proposal should reflect your field of study as well as connect with one off the BAA’s.
In the application, there is a section where you will list the BAA number (not name of the BAA), and the name of the research area you select. Additionally, if you are interested in the international research area, that is okay. Generally, the rule is, if it’s listed under one of the BAA’s, and it is an open and current BAA, applicants can write their proposal in that area. At no time should an Applicant reachout to the Program Officers listed under the BAAS. All questions should be directed toward ITS (email@example.com). Keep in mind your research should align with one or more specific topics under the Department of Defense's Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs), but you are not submitting a proposal to that announcement. You are submitting a proposal to this Fellowship program based on the research area.
Please list the BAA number. For example, N00014-18-S-B001, W911NF-17-S-0002-03. Sometimes this number is found on the cover page of the BAA or in the Footer. This number identifies which BAA announcement you are using. Under the announcements there are different projects or research areas with titles i.e. Chemical Sciences, Energy Transport and Storage, Human Dimension and so on. Please list the title of the research area your proposal will support. This is to ensure you are responding to one of the BAAs. There is also a field on the application to incorporate a title for your proposal.