Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative MURI FY 2022

Sponsor Deadline: 

Sep 27, 2021

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Jun 7, 2021


DOD Defense Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

UI Contact: 

Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)
Office of Naval Research ONR Announcement  N00014-21-S-F003  FedConnect
Army Research Office ARO Announcement W911NF-21-S-0008
Air Force Office of Scientific Research AFOSR Announcement   FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2021-0003     (see Related Documents tab for the PDF of guidelines)  

Deadlines:  White Papers (not required but strongly recommended) must be received no later than June 7, 2021 (Monday) at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as "universities") that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD.
The FY 2022 MURI competition is for the topics listed below:

Air Force Office of Scientific Research AFOSR:
Topic 1: Social Network-Transcendent Behavioral Dynamics
Topic 2: Microelectronic Test Science Exploiting Latent Energy and Electromagnetic Radiation
Topic 3: Cavity Molecular Polaritons
Topic 4: Effects of Radiation Damage on Performance of Wide-Bandgap Electronics
Topic 5: Understanding Neural Systems Integration for Competent Autonomy in Decision and Control
Topic 6: Nonlinear Optical Material Design with Extreme Interband Nonlinearities
Topic 7: Synthetic Quantum Matter Topic 8: Composability of Synthetic Biological Circuits

Army Research Office ARO:
Topic 9: Bio-architected Responsive Materials with 3D Nanoscale Order
Topic 10: Neuro-Inspired Distributed Deep Learning
Topic 11: Topological Seeds of Complex Response in Materials
Topic 12: Connectivity and Transport in Disordered Hyperuniform Networks
Topic 13: Irregular Metamaterial Networks
Topic 14: Uncovering the Underlying Neurobiological Mechanisms of Cognitive Fatigue
Topic 15: Gut-Neuronal Signaling Through Polymeric Mucin via Chemical Probes and Imaging
Topic 16: ELECTROBIOLOGY: Electronic Control of Biological Communication

Office of Naval Research ONR:
Topic 17: Novel Routes to Majorana Qubits for Topologically-Protected Quantum Information
Topic 18: Molecular Doping of Organic Electronic Materials
Topic 19: Learning from Hearing
Topic 20: Hydrodynamics of Fish Schooling
Topic 21: Self-learning for Real-world Perception
Topic 22: Fundamental Non-equilibrium Processes in Weakly Ionized Hypersonic Flows
Topic 23: Ab Initio Understanding of Detonation Based Combustion in Multiphase Mixtures
Topic 24: Bioinspired Design of Energy-Self Sufficient Multi-functional Soft Material Systems
Topic 25: Systems-Level Foundations for Agile, Dynamic, and Ad Hoc Human Autonomy Teams
Topic 26: Environmental DNA-based Monitoring of the Marine Environment (EDMON)