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Title: ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE


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ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE Historically Black
Colleges/Universities and Minority Institutions
(HBCU/MI) 30 January 2002 LTC DAVID
CAMPS Acting Director Research Technology
Integration Directorate US Army Research Office
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BASIC RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES ARMY RESEARCH
OFFICE
Authority Federal Acquisition Regulation, Para
6.102(d)(2) provides for competitive selection of
basic research proposals submitted in response to
Service BAAs. Proposals that are selected for
award are considered to be the result of full and
open competition and in full compliance with
provisions of Public Law 98-369, The
Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 and
subsequent amendments. Broad Agency
Announcement and guidance for proposal
preparation and submission can be found
at http//www.aro.army.mil
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ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE
Broad Agency Announcement DAAD19-00-R-0010 July
2000 - September 2003
  • ARL Sites Include
  • Army Research Office (ARO)
  • Computational and Information Sciences
    Directorate (CISD)
  • Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD)
  • Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate
    (SLAD)
  • Weapons and Materials Research Directorate
    (WMRD)
  • Human Research and Engineering Directorate
    (HRED)
  • Vehicle Technology Directorate (VTD)
  • and these areas of research interest
  • Chemistry, Electronics, Environmental Sciences,
    Life Sciences, Materials Science, Mathematical
    and Computer Sciences, Mechanical Sciences,
    Physics, Computational and Information
    Sciences, Sensors and Electron Devices,
    Survivability/Lethality Analysis, and Weapons
    and Materials research.

4
Army Research Office HBCU/MI Opportunities
  • BASIC RESEARCH GRANTS
  • -Open ended solicitation (see web site click on
    Annual BAA)
  • -Describes research areas of interest with
    names/numbers of program managers
  • -Research grants average 100K / year with
    three-year agreement
  • DoD INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT PROGRAM
  • - Approximately 4 M Annually (Armys Share)
  • -ARO Coordinates Program o/b/o DoD, Releases BAA
    each Fall (Sep-Oct)
  • -Provides Science, Math, Engineering Program
    Enhancements
  • (e.g., equipment, research collaborations with
    DoD labs, personnel exchange)
  • SUMMER FACULTY RESEARCH ENGINEERING PROGRAM
    (Army-Wide)
  • - University faculty (US citizens only) work
    up to 12-week period at an Army
  • research facility
  • -Objectives
  • Facilitate research of interest to US Army
    stimulate communications between
  • university/college and Army
    professionals enhance research capabilities of
  • universities.

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ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE
  • SUMMER FACULTY RESEARCH ENGINEERING PROGRAM
    (SFREP)
  • ARO initiated SFREP in 1983
  • Objectives
  • - To further research interest of the U.S. Army,
  • - To stimulate communication between faculty
    members and Army professionals,
  • - To enhance research capabilities of scientists
    from educational institutions.
  • Procedures
  • - ARO determines research interest areas of Army
    laboratories and centers,
  • - Faculty applicants submit applications labs
    centers make selections,
  • - ARO completes SFREP awards in April
  • - Work is performed at the designated Army
    laboratory/center.
  • -
  • - Visit www.battelle.org\sfrep\tofc.html
  • Provisions
  • - 6 weeks to 12 weeks at Army laboratory or
    research/engineering center,
  • - Salary 1,000 per week
  • - Per Diem 50 per day
  • - Two round-trips between home and host facility

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Army Research Office FY01 HBCU/MI Program
BH57 3.408 M (10 of Core Funds to Higher
Education) OSD 10.390 M MURI 4.353
M DURIP 1.065 M DEPSCoR 0.542
M Infrastructure 4.438 M Other Sources
6.326 M (DARPA/NSA/BMDO) By Direction 2.894
M (Hampton University and Univ of Arkansas, Pine
Bluff) TOTAL FY 01 HBCU/MI Investment
23.018 M
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ARMY RESEARCH OFFICEHBCU/MI PROGRAM PROFILE FY
1980 - FY 2000
Millions
Fiscal Year
8
Army Research Office FY01 HBCU/MI New Research
Projects (Core)
) Prop No Institution PI Monitor FY01 CORE
(K) HBCU (Div) 1) 41420-CI-H Florida AM
University Collins Wang 50 -- 2) 42533-PH-H U
New Mexico Ying Everitt 50 50 3) 42469-EV-H New
Mexico State Ostashev Bach 45 30 4) 41892-CH-H U
Miami-Coral Gables Ren Lee 40 40 5) 42395-CH-H U
Calif-Irvine Guan Kiserow 40 60
MIPR ARL-HRED MESA Knopp 15 --
TOTAL 240 180 (Summer Science
Program with Morgan State Johns Hopkins)
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Army Research Office HBCU/MI Program
Accomplishments
  • Approximately 50 HBCU/MI research projects are
    currently supported, some of which have
    matching funds from HBCU/MI Core.
  • FY 01 Core program supported 5 new
    investigators
  • ARO joined with ARL-HRED to support summer
    science camp for Mathematics, Engineering,
    Science Achievement (MESA) with Morgan State
    University and Johns Hopkins (APL)
  • Increasing numbers of collaborative projects
    within Core. This may be a result of DoD
    initiatives encouraging partnering.

10
DoD Infrastructure Support Program for
HBCU/MI ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE FY 92 - FY 00
  • Education Programs (3- to 5-years) provided
    equipment and personnel
  • Collaborative Research (2-years) with Army RDECs
    and Laboratories
  • Instrumentation (Research and/or Education
    equipment) (1 year)
  • Centers of Excellence (Research Education) (5
    years)

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ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH
PROJECTS DoD Infrastructure Support Program for
HBCU/MI FY92-FY93
Alabama AM Univ ARL-WMRD Dr.
Daryush Ila, PI Dr. James Hirvonen ARO
Tech Monitor Dr. Robert Singleton Proposal
No. 32440-PH-ISP, 226K Research Title
Dedicated High Sensitivity Instrument for
Hydrogen Profiling The Metals and Ceramics
Branch of WMRD has had active interaction and
collaboration with Dr. Ila AAMU since the early
1990s this work is important to ...stress
corrosion studies, material fatigue properties,
and gun tube wear and erosion. This
ARO-Funded Collaboration has provided ARL a
unique instrumentation capability that is being
applied to several Army research programs. WMRD
personnel anticipate continuing collaborations
with AAMU faculty and students in a number of
areas of mutual interest.... Dr. John
Beatty, WMD-WMRD, ARL Collaboration facilitated
other research grants by ARO ARO 36566-MS-RIP
Adv Instrumentation for Non-Equilibrium
Processing, 120K, 4/96 - 3/98 ARO
37767-MS-DPS Improved Performance of Sapphire
Sensor Windows, 270K, 4/98 - 4/01 Results of
Three Projects 95 Publications, 16 Graduate
Students (9 Ph.D and 3 MS), 41 Undergraduates
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ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH
PROJECTS DoD Infrastructure Support Program for
HBCU/MI FY92-FY93
ARL-WMRD POC Dr. James Hirvonen
HUNTER COLLEGE of CUNY PI Dr. Steven Greenbaum
ARO Monitor Dr. Mikael Ciftan
Proposal No. 32444-PH-ISP, 300K Research
Title NMR Studies of Gel Electrolytes and
Carbon/Lithium Anodes This basic research program
focused on spectroscopy of lithium battery
materials. Collaborators were ARL (Dr. Mark
Salomon), the University of Rome (Prof. Bruno
Scrosati), and Tel Aviv University (Prof. E.
Peled). Research Accomplishments include 11
published papers and follow-on grants from NASA
and DoE. Educational Accomplishments
include Dr. Phillip Stallworth, Postdoctoral
Completed Faculty Member at US Naval Academy.
Mr. Richner Erisnor, BA in Physics Ms. Sophia
Suarez-Gustave, BA in Physics Mr. Cyril Hughes,
BA in Physics Pursuing MS in Electrical
Engineering Mr. Glendon McLachlan, MA in
Physics Pursuing Ph.D. in Biophysics Ms.
Maritza Tavarez, MA in Physics Pursuing Ph.D. in
Astronomy Mr. Jason Marrero, MA in Physics
Pursuing Ph.D. in Physics
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ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH
PROJECTS DoD Infrastructure Support Program for
HBCU/MI FY92-FY93
USACOE Waterways Experiment Stn POC Dr. D.
Gunnison
HOWARD UNIVERSITY PI Dr. Sisir K. Dutta
ARO Monitor Dr. Sherry Tove
  • Proposal No. 32446-LS-ISP, 150K
  • Research Title Search for Genes Having TNT
    Degrading Capability for Bioremediation
  • Objective Create a microbial system capable of
    mineralizing TNT in sites with high TNT levels.
  • Research Accomplishments
  • Identified several genes capable of catalyzing
    degradation of metabolites of TNT
  • Identified biotransformation products in
    several bacterial and fungal species
  • Published 13 papers.
  • Education Accomplishments
  • 7 Undergraduate Students
  • 9 Graduate Students
  • 9 Postdocs

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ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE SME Instrumentation DoD
Infrastructure Support Program for HBCU/MI FY97
ADAMS STATE COLLEGE, Alamosa, Colorado PI Dr.
Frank J. Novotny, Dept of Chemistry ARO
36768-CH-ISI 99,208 FY 97 Major Equipment
Acquired Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
(AAS) High Performance Liquid Chromatograph
(HPLC) Accomplishments Increased Enthusiasm
for Course Work and Lab Work New Courses
developed Students are better prepared for
advanced work and Two students pursuing Ph.D.
in Chemistry at Colorado State University
15
ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE SME Instrumentation DoD
Infrastructure Support Program for HBCU/MI FY97
BENNETT COLLEGE, Greensboro, NC PI Dr. Lisa
Price, Dept of Chemistry ARO 36835-LS-ISI
372,750 FY97 Major Equipment Acquired
Spectrofluorophotometer Spectrophotomer High
Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) Texture
Analyzer, Balances, Ovens, etc.
Accomplishments State-of-the-Art Laboratory
for coursework and labs Enhanced research
capability US Army Natick RDEC awarded a 540K
follow-on contract for pilot study and analysis
of nutrition and texture degradation of
Meals-Ready to Eat (MREs). Two Publications.
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ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE SME Instrumentation DoD
Infrastructure Support Program for HBCU/MI FY97
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON - DOWNTOWN PI Dr. Larry
Spears, Dept of Natural Sciences ARO
36760-LS-ISI 289,310 FY97 Major
Equipment Acquired High-Pressure Liquid
Chromatograph UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Fourier
-Transform Infrared Spectrometer Electrophoresis
Apparatus Heated Vacuum Centrifugal
Concentrators Thermocyclers Ultracentrifuge Incu
bator DNA Sequencer Fluorescence
Microscope Accomplishments Established New
B.S. Program in General Biochemistry
Integrated Equipment Into Several Courses and
Labs Increased Student Enthusiasm Developed
Research Affiliation with Univ of Texas Medical
Branch in Galveston, TX Initiated Undergraduate
Summer Research Program Enhanced capabilities
derived from this ARO equipment grant facilitated
other awards from US Dept of Agriculture, US
Education Department, ONR, and Shell Oil Company.

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CENTER FOR SCIENCE EXCELLENCE Contra Costa
College San Pablo, California
AROs Investment Five-year grant (1995-2001)
supported at approximately 500K per year.
  • Goals
  • Increase the number of graduates, including
    underrepresented minorities, in science,
    mathematics, and engineering.
  • Improve the quality of education in science,
    mathematics, and engineering.

Contra Costa College
  • Special Features
  • Small Study Groups
  • Dedicated Mentors
  • Seminars
  • Field Trips
  • Stipends
  • Over 344 students have transferred to
    universities to complete their Baccalaureate
    programs, including
  • Univ of California-Berkeley
  • Univ of California-Davis
  • Univ of California-San Diego
  • Univ of California-Los Angeles
  • Univ of California-Riverside
  • California State Univ-Hayward
  • Tennessee State University
  • Boston University
  • Arizona State University
  • Columbia University
  • Xavier University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Internships Mentors
  • Sandia National Laboratory
  • Lawrence Livermore Natl Laboratory
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-Davis
  • California State University-Hayward
  • Kaiser Oakland
  • Bay Bioanalytical Laboratory
  • Department of Agriculture

Students are recruited from Bay Area high
schools many are non-traditional students from
socio- and econically-deprived groups
  • Faculty and students represent diverse ethnic and
    socioeconomic community.
  • 100 Students Currently Enrolled (gain 50,
    transfer 50 each semester)
  • Approximately 450 students will participate under
    ARO support.

Dr. Joseph Ledbetter, Principal
Investigator Visit the Center for Science
Excellence at www.contracosta.cc.ca.us/cse
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Center of Excellence in Science, Engineering,
and Mathematics Education Morehouse College
Atlanta, Georgia
Clark Atlanta University
Georgia Tech
Spelman College
  • Pre-College (50 HS students)
  • 50 HS Students/30 Mentors
  • plus HS Science/Math Teacher Summer Programs
  • Center Scholars (50)
  • Scholarships, Mentoring,
  • Research, Seminars,
  • and Career Counseling
  • Improved Instruction
  • in SEM Programs

Morehouse College
  • B.A., B.S. Degrees
  • Graduate Studies
  • Enhanced Quality of
  • SEM Instruction

The Pipeline
ARO Grant Under DoD Infrastructure Support
Program 6.778 Million FY95 DoD Infrastructure
Program Funds (1996-2001) Dr. Robert M. Dixon,
Principal Investigator
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FY 02 HBCU/MI Projection
ALLOCATED OBLIGATIONS ARO (HBCU/MI Core)
?? 0.645 M ARO (Division Core)
?? 0.565 M (15 core research projects
including 5 with HBCU/MI cost share) DoD
INFRASTRUCTURE 4.30 M 2.160 M
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DoD FY02 Infrastructure Support Program for
HBCU/MI
  • Broad Agency Announcement DAAD19-02-R-0002,
    issued by ARO o/b/o Director of Defense Research
    and Engineering
  • Issued 08 Nov 01 Closes 31 Jan 02.
  • Proposals must arrive at ARO by 400 pm, 31 Jan
    02.
  • Two Program Components
  • (1) Instrumentation/Equipment Grants for SME
    Enhancements
  • (Range 30K-180K)
  • (2) Education Grants _at_ 15K/year
  • - Graduate Fellowships (up to three years) to
    augment research funded under FY01
    Infrastructure Program
  • - Undergraduate Scholarships (up to four
    years)
  • FY 02 Program funded at 14 M. Approximately
    9 M committed to long-term programs initiated
    under previous competitions. Thus, 5 M
    available for new awards across all Services.
  • Based on response to previous competitions,
    approximately 200 proposals are expected.
    Twenty-one proposals have been received to date.

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ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE Opportunities
VISIT AROs Website http//www.aro.army.m
il Click on Annual BAA for basic research
solicitation Click on Funding Opportunities
for other solicitations (e.g., DoD
Infrastructure Support Defense University
Research Instrumentation (DURIP),
Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative
(MURI), etc. WRITE/VISIT ARO U.S. Army
Research Office ATTN HBCU/MI Programs P.O.
Box 12211 (4300 S. Miami Blvd) Research
Triangle Park, NC 27709-2211 CALL ARO Jenny
Haire LTC David Camps 919-549-4205
919-549-4200 haire_at_arl.aro.army.mil campsdc_at_ar
l.aro.army.mil
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