Projects are led by researchers from industry, academia, and government labs. Annual solicitations are released for both programs in the forms of Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) for private sector organizations and Calls for Proposals for Federal organizations. Both programs use a competitive proposal selection process that includes a brief pre-proposal, followed by a full proposal and oral presentation upon request. For more information about the SERDP and ESTCP funding process, download the fact sheet here.
Department of Defense (DoD)
Researchers at DoD laboratories and organizations will respond to the DoD Calls for Proposals issued by SERDP and ESTCP.
Other Federal Organizations
Researchers from all other Federal laboratories and organizations will respond to Federal Calls for Proposals (SERDP) and Calls for Proposals for Federal Organizations outside of DoD (ESTCP).
Universities and Private Sector Organizations
Researchers from industry, universities, and other private sector organizations will respond to BAAs issued by SERDP and ESTCP.