Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology

Funding Agency:
Office of Naval Research

This publication constitutes a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for awards by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Contact and Grants Awards Management Division, ONR Code 25 (or others approved by Code 25), ONR Global (ONRG) and the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL), as contemplated in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.102(d)(2) and 35.016 and by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Guide to Research Other Transactions Under 10 U.S.C. 4021 (JUN 2023 and the Other Transaction Guide version 2.0 dated July 2023.

This BAA utilizes competitive procedures in accordance with 10 U.S.C. § 3012 for the selection for award of Science and Technology (S&T) proposals. For purposes of this BAA, S&T includes activities involving basic research, applied research, advanced technology development, and, under certain conditions, may include activities involving advanced component development and prototypes. This Announcement is not for the acquisition of technical, engineering, and other types of support services. For Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) programs, refer to N00014-23-S-F001 dated 27 DEC 22 or its replacement. Funding Opportunity Announcement N00014-23-S-F001 may be found at https://www.nre.navy.mil/work-withus/funding-opportunities.

BAA Call: BAA Calls will be posted to the ONR website under Broad Agency Announcements (BAA), Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) and Special Program Announcements at https://www.nre.navy.mil/work-with-us/fundingopportunities, to https://sam.gov/content/home and https://www.grants.gov/, as applicable, and the BAA Calls will make reference to this BAA for submission instructions.

Each BAA Call will provide a description of the specific research effort being solicited, the application process to be used, as well as the recommended dates for submission of proposals. Proposals submitted in response to the BAA Calls shall be submitted under this BAA following the instructions contained in this BAA. Proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the criteria set forth in this BAA. Interested parties are urged to periodically check the ONR website (https://www.nre.navy.mil/work-with-us/funding-opportunities), Sam.gov - Contract Opportunities (https://sam.gov/content/opportunities)) and Grants.gov (https://www.grants.gov/) websites for new BAA Calls.

This announcement will remain open for approximately one (1) year from the date of publication, or until replaced by a successor BAA - the Government reserves the right not to review proposals submitted after 30 September 2024, or after a successor to this Long Range BAA is issued, whichever occurs first.

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Technology areas that ONR is pursuing are provided at the ONR website at https://www.nre.navy.mil/our-research/onr-technology-and-research . Click on the technology area of interest for a brief description of that research area being pursued by ONR

ONRG supports fundamental research seed grants, conferences, and workshops that foster collaboration between the U.S. Navy, and international scientists and technologists. To discuss your ideas for an international grant proposal, please contact a Science Director specializing in your field or located in your region by navigating to the ONRG website at https://www.nre.navy.mil/organization/onr-global. ONRG does not fund foreign Government entities.

The MCWL utilizes concept-based experimentation as a primary means to explore both material and non-material solutions enabling warfighting concepts. The concept-based experimentation process provides the unique opportunity to assess the utility of experimental technologies employed in operational scenarios and environments. MCWL leverages ONR’s S&T efforts to inform and support the concept-based experimentation process. Technology initiatives that MCWL is pursuing are provided at the MCWL website at https://www.mcwl.marines.mil/Divisions/SnT/FTO/BAA/. Potential offerors are urged to check the above website throughout the year for updates to any technology initiates.


Special Program Announcement for Office of Naval Research Opportunity: Fundamental Research Towards Expeditionary Air Warfare & Weapons

The ONR Naval Air Warfare and Weapons (Code 35) department supports the Navy and U.S.
Marine Corps’ needs by fostering the technology development of naval aviation platforms,
kinetic weapons, directed energy and electric weapons. This BAA Call will pursue innovative
fundamental research in three (3) topic areas relevant to Expeditionary Forces and provide them
an enduring unfair technological advantage into the future.

Topic 1: Enabling Magnetics for Ultra-Wide Bandgap (UWBG) Power Electronics

Topic 2: Theoretical Foundations and Limitations of Predicting, Deceiving, and Disrupting
Artificial Intelligence Algorithms in Perception/Action Loops

Topic 3: Lifting body dynamics under influence of 2- & 3-D unsteady ground effect

Full proposals should be submitted under N0001424SB001 by 1 March 2024. Full Proposals received
after that date will be considered as time and availability of funding permit.

Eligibility Requirements

All responsible sources from academia, industry and the research community worldwide may submit proposals under this BAA. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions (MIs) are encouraged to submit proposals and join others in submitting proposals; however, no portion of this BAA will be set aside for HBCUs/MIs, small businesses or other socio-economic participation. All businesses, both small and large, are encouraged to submit proposals and compete for funding consideration.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

September 30, 2024