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Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering - #12.630

Uses and restrictions are specified in individual program announcements (Broad Agency Announcements, or BAAs) and award documents and codified regulations applicable to awards.




Recipient eligibility is contingent upon submission of certifications that are required by Federal statutes and executive orders. As research recipients most commonly are institutes of higher education, other non-profits, and for-profit firms, OMB Circulars A-21 and A-122 and the cost principles in the Federal Acquisition Regulation apply. To the extent that any awards are made to states subject to those cost principles,. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

As specified in individual BAAs. Generally, the principal evaluation and selection criteria are the technical merits of the proposed research (or research-related activity) and its potential relationship in the long term to missions of the Department of Defense. Other selection criteria vary with the nature of the specific research or research-related activity. Typical examples include: Qualifications of the principal investigator and other key personnel to perform the proposed activity; adequacy of current or planned facilities and equipment to do so; and realism and reasonableness of proposed costs.

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