Centers of Excellence: Autonomy, Cyber Security, and Research Data Analysis at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education

Quick Facts

Due DateJuly 22, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award Amount$ 100,000 - $ 5,000,000
Category of Funding ActivityScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - a. Only 4-year degree-granting covered educational institutions (HBCUs/MIs) will be considered for an award under this BAA. As provided in 10 U.S.C. ? 2362, ?covered educational institutions,? are defined as: 1. Institutions of higher education eligible for assistance under Title III or V of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.), or 2. Accredited post-secondary minority institutions as determined by the U.S. Department of Education. b. With the exception of HBCUs and Tribal Colleges and Universities, any institution whose eligibility is affected by enrollment and other factors in a given year, must, in order to meet the eligibility criterion under III.1.a. above, have a current (FY 2014) eligibility designation from the United States Department of Education (DoEd). A copy of the DoEd letter certifying eligibility in FY 2014 for Title III or Title V assistance letter must be included with each application submitted under this BAA. The eligibility letter will not be included in the page limit (see Section IV.2 below). If a current eligibility letter is not submitted with the application, the applicant will be deemed ineligible and the application will not be reviewed.

Program Description

a. DoD announces its intent to establish Centers of Excellence (hereafter, ?Center? or ?Centers,? depending on the context) at HBCUs/MIs (see Section III.1, Eligibility Information ? Eligible Applicants, for a definition) in each of the following areas of importance to the DoD mission and support of the warfighter: autonomy, cyber security, and research data analysis hereafter, ?area(s) of research emphasis.? Each Center will be funded for a 5-year period of performance.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberBAA-RIK-2014-0008
Funding Opportunity TitleCenters of Excellence: Autonomy, Cyber Security, and Research Data Analysis at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education
Opportunity CategoryScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards3
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMay 1, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateJuly 22, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Archive DateAugust 21, 2014 (Thursday)
Total Program Funding$ 15,000,000
Award Amount$ 100,000 - $ 5,000,000
CFDA Number
  • 12.630 - Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - a. Only 4-year degree-granting covered educational institutions (HBCUs/MIs) will be considered for an award under this BAA. As provided in 10 U.S.C. ? 2362, ?covered educational institutions,? are defined as: 1. Institutions of higher education eligible for assistance under Title III or V of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.), or 2. Accredited post-secondary minority institutions as determined by the U.S. Department of Education. b. With the exception of HBCUs and Tribal Colleges and Universities, any institution whose eligibility is affected by enrollment and other factors in a given year, must, in order to meet the eligibility criterion under III.1.a. above, have a current (FY 2014) eligibility designation from the United States Department of Education (DoEd). A copy of the DoEd letter certifying eligibility in FY 2014 for Title III or Title V assistance letter must be included with each application submitted under this BAA. The eligibility letter will not be included in the page limit (see Section IV.2 below). If a current eligibility letter is not submitted with the application, the applicant will be deemed ineligible and the application will not be reviewed.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Defense
Program Information Website-
ContactOffice: Air Force -- Research Lab
Gail Marsh
Contracting Officer
Phone 315-330-7518
Gail.Marsh@us.af.mil

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