The purpose of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to solicit research proposals in the engineering, physical, life, and information sciences for submission to the Army Research Office (ARO) for consideration for possible funding.
NOTE: For ease of reference and clarity, the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has two BAAs. This BAA for ARO, and another one for the ARL Directorates (Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, Human Research and Engineering Directorate, Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate, Vehicle and Technology Directorate, and Weapons and Materials Research Directorate).
ARO is focused exclusively on extramural basic research, and is responsible for the vast majority of ARL’s extramural research programs and funding. The ARL Directorates are focused on executing in-house research programs, with a significant emphasis on collaborative research with other organizations in an Open Campus setting (Open Campus opportunities are described in detail at http://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?page=2357). However these in-house Directorates do fund a modest amount of extramural research in certain specific areas, and ARL’s BAA describes those areas of interest.
For more information, vitit: https://www.arl.army.mil/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/arl-baa-ARO-BAA-Amendment-6.pdf