Biological Technologies BAA -- HR001123S0045

Funding Agency:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

BTO's mission is to develop capabilities that leverage the unique properties of biology - adaption, replication, resilience and complexity, to revolutionize how the United States defends the homeland and prepares and protects its Warfighters. Research in BTO creates biotechnological capabilities that provide tactical care and restore function to injured warfighters, increase operational resilience, develop novel functional materials, and detect and protect against threats to maintain force readiness.

Abstracts may be submitted on a rolling basis until June 20, 2024, at 4:00 PM ET.

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Areas of Interest

BTO is interested in submissions related to the following topic areas:

  • Biological technology topic areas that fit the national security scope of BTO’s mission.
  • Human Performance
  • Materials, Sensors, Processing
  • Ecosystem and Environmental
  • Biosecurity and Biosafety
  • Biomedical and Biodefense

Eligibility Requirements

All responsible sources capable of satisfying the Government's needs may submit a proposal that shall be considered by DARPA. Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Small Businesses, Small Disadvantaged Businesses and Minority Institutions are encouraged to submit proposals and join others in submitting proposals; however, no portion of this announcement will be set aside for these organizations’ participation due to the impracticality of reserving discrete or severable areas of this research for exclusive competition among these entities.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science

External Deadline

June 20, 2024