Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Manufacturing Science Program

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Funding Opportunity ID: 323562
Opportunity Number: N00014-20-S-F002
Opportunity Title: Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Manufacturing Science Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 12.300
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: All responsible sources from industry, non-profit institutions, institutions of higher education, or consortia of such institutions or industry may submit white papers under this FOA. Foreign entities will not be considered.Current and past awardees from this initiative, or previous versions of this initiative, are eligible to receive awards under this FOA.Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDCs), including Department of Energy National Laboratories, are not eligible to receive awards under this FOA. However, teaming arrangements between FFRDCs and eligible principal applicants are allowed so long as they are permitted under the sponsoring agreement between the Government and the specific FFRDC Navy laboratories, military universities, and warfare centers, as well as other Department of Defense and civilian agency laboratories, are also not eligible to receive awards under this FOA and must not submit either white papers or applications in response to this FOA. If any such organization is interested in the program described herein, the organization may contact Dr. Richard Fonda at richard.fonda@navy.mil, to discuss potential projects. The subject line of the email shall read “FY21 Manufacturing Science Potential Project Inquiry.” As with FFRDCs, these types of Federal organizations may team with eligible applicants that are submitting white papers under this FOA.University Affiliated Research Centers (UARC) are eligible to submit white papers under this FOA unless precluded from doing so by their Department of Defense UARC contract
Agency Code: DOD-ONR
Agency Name: Department of Defense
Office of Naval Research
Posted Date: Jan 08, 2020
Close Date: Jun 08, 2020 Refer to FOA or Application instructions for white paper due dates
Last Updated Date: Jan 08, 2020
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: Overview:The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for the ONR Manufacturing Science (ManScience) program. The objective of this research opportunity is to support fundamental (6.1) scientific research programs that will facilitate or enable advances in Naval manufacturing. Preference will be given to Naval-unique or Naval-centric topics that will develop a fundamental understanding of manufacturing processes and/or materials and thereby provide scientific understanding to support advances in the manufacturing technology of Naval components.Background:While the scientific foundations behind most present-day manufacturing technologies have long been established, potential advances in current technologies as well as the development of new manufacturing techniques often require a new scientific knowledge base to provide the foundation for those processes to develop into viable and reliable manufacturing technologies. The Manufacturing Science program addresses the need for fundamental research programs to support these new and novel manufacturing technologies for the Navy.Recent advances in computational modeling capabilities have facilitated the intelligent design of new manufacturing capabilities, the models to predict their performance, and the experimental strategies to best achieve them. These new predictive models can provide powerful benefits for the development of new manufacturing technologies and the capabilities that can be achieved.Program Objectives:The objective of the Manufacturing Science program is to support fundamental scientific research that will help facilitate or enable the advancement/development of manufacturing technologies for Naval components. Research proposals are encouraged to include a modeling component to help direct the research. The focus of the Manufacturing Science program is on Naval manufacturing, preference will be given to Naval-unique or Naval-centric topics. This program has three primary potential focus areas:• Fundamental research programs needed to support significant advances in current Naval manufacturing technologies,• Fundamental research programs supporting new or developing Naval manufacturing technologies, or• Fundamental research programs to design/optimize the materials used in Naval manufacturing technologiesProposers are encouraged to submit research topics within these broad categories that satisfy the program descriptions listed. Some examples of manufacturing technologies and related topics which may have a Naval relevance are large-scale additive manufacturing, surface finishing of additively manufactured components, superior properties arising from additive manufacturing, Naval alloy development for additive manufacturing (i.e., 5083 equivalent), metamorphic manufacturing, and other new manufacturing techniques/technologies. This list is not comprehensive; novel ideas of other manufacturing processes and materials of interest to the Navy are encouraged.The proposal should describe how the proposed program differs from other similar programs.
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