Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 1/18/2023

Air Force Office of Scientific Research -- Defense University Research Instrumentation Program -- Lending Library (DURIP-LL)

The Department of Defense (DoD) via the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) announces the Fiscal Year 2023 Lending Library - Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (LL-DURIP).

DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited United States (U.S.) institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important tonational defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment or instrumentation. The stand-alone STEM supplement, LL-DURIP, provides funds to support education and outreach programming using DURIP-funded instrumentation. DODI 1025.11 gives Laboratories and Personnel Office (L&PO) the ability to: (d) “Establish programs to improve science and mathematics knowledge and skills of elementary and secondary school students and faculty members, pursuant to Section 2193a of Title 10, U.S.C.”

This announcement seeks proposals from universities to create, market and implement a lending library program using DURIP-funded instrumentation. Proposals are accepted from entities who previously received a DURIP grant and currently have access to the DURIP-funded instrumentation. These could have been funded by the Army Research Office (ARO), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and AFOSR. However, this STEM supplement is a stand-alone opportunity that is only provided by the AFOSR, hereafter generally referred to collectively as “we,” “our,” “us,” or “administering agency.”

A central purpose of the LL-DURIP program is to provide hands-on experiential learning opportunities using equipment and instrumentation to enhance research related education in areas of interest and priority to the DoD. Therefore, your proposal must address the impact of the equipment or instrumentation on your institution’s ability to educate K-12 students through research in disciplines important to DoD missions.

Applicants may submit proposals for one award per academic year. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.



Deadline: April 14, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

This competition is open to accredited U.S. institutions of higher education with degree granting programs in science, mathematics, and/or engineering except for-profit educational institutions.