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Acquisition Research Program

Post Date

April 22nd 2008

Application Due Date

June 13th 2008

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Eligibility Categories


All responsible sources from academia and industry 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 HBCU and MI participation. U. S. government schools of higher education are not eligible to receive awards under this BAA and should not directly submit full proposals in response to this BAA. If any such organization is interested in the program described herein, the organization should contact the technical POC to discuss its area of interest. The technical POC is Keith Snider,


  • Award Range:

    $None - $None

Grant Description

This BAA’s primary objective is to attract outstanding researchers and scholars to investigate topics of interest to the defense acquisition community. The program solicits innovative proposals for defense acquisition management and policy research to be conducted during fiscal year (FY) 2009 (1 Oct 08 -30 Sep 09). In this BAA, the phrase “defense acquisition management and policy research” refers to investigations in all disciplines, fields, and domains that (1) are involved in the acquisition of products and/or services for national defense, or (2) could potentially be brought to bear to improve defense acquisition. It includes but is not limited to economics, finance, financial management, information systems, organization theory, operations management, human resources management, and marketing, as well as the “traditional” acquisition areas such as contracting, program/project management, logistics, and systems engineering management. These topics are listed for guidance only. Evidence of Progress/Deliverables: • Awardees must demonstrate evidence of progress via quarterly progress reports in the case of grants, or deliverables in the case of contracts,. • Awardees must agree to deliver completed technical reports to the Technical Point of Contact listed below not later than 30 days after completion of the period of performance. Technical report preparation instructions are provided at • Awardees must agree to present their research findings at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Annual Acquisition Research Symposium ( held in May of each year in Monterey, CA. FY2009 awardees may elect to present their findings at either the May 2009 or May 2010 symposia (dates to be announced), depending on the anticipated progress of their research efforts.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Defense

  • Office:

    Office of Naval Research

  • Agency Contact:

    Janet Dang
    Contract Specialist
    Phone 619-532-2889

  • Agency Mailing Address: Questions

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  • Location:

    Naval Supply Systems Command

  • More Information:

    Link to all NPS BAA's

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