Basic Research Challenge
Submission date for FY09 challenge has passed.
Broad agency announcement (BAA) 09-017 is available for information purposes only.
The ONR Basic Research Challenge (BRC) program was established to competitively select and fund promising research programs in new areas not addressed by the current basic research program. The program stimulates new, high-risk basic research projects in multidisciplinary and departmental collaborative efforts. It funds topics that foster leading-edge science and attract new principal investigators and organizations. BRC awards are for a period of four years. Topics are submitted by ONR program officers and are selected for BRC awards by ONR's director of research. BRC award topics are issued as a BAA.
FY09 Selected Topics