The Army Research Office, founded in 1951 and based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., has more than 100 scientists, engineers and support staff, who manage the Army’s extramural research program. We drive cutting-edge and disruptive scientific discoveries that will enable crucial future Army technologies and capabilities through high-risk, high pay-off research opportunities.
We drive cutting-edge and disruptive scientific discoveries that will enable crucial future Army technologies and capabilities through high-risk, high pay-off research opportunities. Our program managers competitively select and fund basic research proposals from educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and private industry to increase fundamental knowledge and understanding in the chemical, life, physical, engineering, materials, mechanical, computing, information, network, mathematical, earth, and social sciences, related to long-term national security needs.
The research we fund is conducted at 250 universities across the country and around the world with more than 1,100 individual researchers. The results of these research efforts are transitioned to the Army research and development community, industry, or academia for future technological superiority of our Soldiers, Army and nation. Our research represents the most long-range Army view, with system applications often 20-30 years away.
ARO also manages the Small Business Technology Transfer Program and Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minorities Serving Institutions Programs.
The Army BAAs will be updated in late Fall. Due to this announcement, applicants may used expired research projects for their topics since the overall research will not change with the update. Keep in mind, the BAAs are only provided as a guide to see the areas of relevancy to DoD.
ARMY BAA Links:
FOR UPDATED ARO and ERDC BAAs see PDFs in next section Below.
AMRAA (MRDC BAA)https://www.usamraa.army.mil/Pages/BAA.aspxW81XWH-18-SBAA1ERDC
US Engineer Research and Development (Army Corps of Engineers) - FOR UPDATED ERDC BAAs see PDF in next section Below.
DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory
Network Science Virtual tour
Extension of the USARL Greater Chicago Region
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)
Army's Corporate Research Laboratory