US Department of Defense
N00014-16-R-FO13 – Funding Opportunity Announcement from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Navy and Marine Corps FY2016 for the HEL-JTO High Energy Laser Multidisciplinary Research Initiative (HEL-MRI) Program
Application Due Date: August 29, 2016
This FOA HEL-MRI will be executed by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) on behalf of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) High Energy Laser – Joint Technology Office (HEL-JTO).
The HEL-MRI is sponsored by the HEL-JTO and the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology (DUSD (S&T)) to enhance the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as universities) to perform basic science and engineering research and related education in lasers, optics, and other areas critical to national defense applications of HELs.
The HEL-MRI will support university-led multidisciplinary teams whose research efforts intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline within the general area of HELs. Multidisciplinary team effort can accelerate research progress in areas particularly suited to this approach by cross-fertilization of ideas and also can help to hasten the transition of basic research findings to practical application.