Researchers from Federal organizations, universities, and private industry can apply for SERDP funding via the appropriate solicitation below.
SERDP issues two annual solicitations. The Core Solicitation seeks proposals for basic and applied research, and advanced technology development. Core projects vary in cost and duration, consistent with the scope of the work proposed. The SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) program is designed to investigate innovative approaches that entail high technical risk or require supporting data to provide proof of concept. SEED projects are limited to not more than $150,000 and are approximately one year in duration. SEED projects that are successful are considered for additional follow-on funding. All submissions must be in response to a Statement of Need (SON) associated with the solicitation. Core and SEED solicitations have different SONs and different due dates.
Coming Soon! The FY 2016 SERDP Core and SEED solicitations will be released on or about October 30, 2014. Watch this space for details about a November webinar to discuss these SERDP funding opportunities.
The solicitations detailed below are now closed.
These links provide archived material for informational purposes only.
SERDP Federal Call for Proposals
Core Solicitation – CLOSED
Pre-proposals were due January 9, 2014.
- Executive Working Group Call for Proposals Memorandum
- Statements of Need (SON)
- How to Submit a Federal Core Proposal
SEED Solicitation – CLOSED
Proposals were due March 11, 2014.
SERDP Non-Federal Broad Agency Announcement
Schedule of events, solicitation deadlines, and training opportunities.