Deadline: July 17, 2017

Agency/Sponsor: Department of Defense


The Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Initiative (MURI) efforts involve teams of researchers investigating high priority topics and opportunities that intersect more than one traditional technical discipline. For many military problems this multidisciplinary approach serves to stimulate innovations, accelerate research progress and expedite transition of results into applications.

Awards are typically for a period of three years (funded incrementally or as options) with two additional years possible as options to bring the total award to five-years, and at a funding level ranging from half a million to about a million dollars per year, with the size of the award dependent upon the topic, technical goals, and availability of appropriations. 

The FY 2018 MURI competition is for the topics listed below:

White papers and proposals submitted to the Army Research Office (ARO):
Topic 1: Integrated Quantum Sensing and Control for High Fidelity Qubit Operations
Topic 2: Novel solid- state materials and color centers for quantum science and engineering
Topic 3: Controlling Protein Function Using Dynamic Chemical Switches to Modulate Structure
Topic 4: Consolidation of Novel Materials and Macrostructures from a Dusty Plasma
Topic 5: Embodied Learning and Control
Topic 6: Coevolution of Neural, Cognitive, & Social Networks: Mind-Body-Community Connections
Topic 7: Network Games Topic 8: Modeling Interdependence among Natural Systems and Human Population Dynamics
Topic 8: Modeling Interdependence among Natural Systems and Human Population Dynamics

White papers and proposals submitted to the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR):
Topic 9: Physically Viable Learning for Control of Autonomous Dynamical Systems
Topic 10: Nanoscale Vacuum Field Effect Transistors
Topic 11: Molecular-scale Studies of Liquid-Solid Interfaces in Electrochemical Processes
Topic 12: Electromagnetic Non-reciprocity via Temporal Modulation
Topic 13: Heterogeneous Interfaces: Route to New Optoelectronic Properties
Topic 14: Piezoelectric Nanoenergetic Materials with Adaptable and Tailorable Reactivity
Topic 15: Advanced Mean-Field Game Theory for Complex Physical & Socio-Economical Systems
Topic 16: β-Ga2O3 as a High-Critical Field Strength Material for Power Systems

White papers and proposals submitted to the Office of Naval Research (ONR):
Topic 17: Predicting and Validating Pathways for Chemical Synthesis
Topic 18: Synthetic Microbial Electronics
Topic 19: Automated Technical Document Comprehension
Topic 20: Materials for Smart Multifunctional Superstructures [(MS)2]
Topic 21: Advanced Optical Materials that Create Force from Light
Topic 22: In situ Microstructural and Defect Evolution below the Micron Scale in as-Deposited Metal Alloys
Topic 23: Enhancing Thermal Transport at Material Interfaces
Topic 24: Self-Assessment of Proficiency for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

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