Domestic Nuclear Detection Office: Academic Research Initiative (ARI)

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 13, 2014 (Friday)
Award Amount$ 30,000 - $ 350,000
Category of Funding ActivityScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

Program Description

The ARI Program has two primary objectives: 1) Engage the academic community to advance fundamental knowledge for nuclear and radiological threat detection, nuclear forensics and related sciences with emphasis on fundamental research to solve long-term, high-risk challenges and 2) Develop human capital for the nuclear science and engineering profession. Further, the program works to sustain a long-term commitment to basic research in this field and coordinates research efforts across the federal government. The ARI program seeks novel cross-cutting research that will enhance the nation's ability to detect and interdict nuclear or radiological material outside of regulatory control, and otherwise help prevent nuclear or radiological attacks. This year's Solicitation topics will emphasize original early-stage research which demonstrates quantifiable improvements over existing methods.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberDHS-14-DN-077-ARI-001
Funding Opportunity TitleDomestic Nuclear Detection Office: Academic Research Initiative (ARI)
Opportunity CategoryScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards8
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMay 8, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateJune 13, 2014 (Friday)
Application Archive DateJuly 13, 2014 (Sunday)
Total Program Funding$ 3,000,000
Award Amount$ 30,000 - $ 350,000
CFDA Number
  • 97.077 - Homeland Security Research, Development, Testing, Evaluation, and Demonstration of Technologies Related to Nuclear Threat Detection

Eligible Applicants

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Program Information Website-
ContactOffice: Office of Procurement Operations - Grants Division
Shareef Prater
Grants Specialist
Phone 202-447-5903
shareef.prater@dhs.gov

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