US DOD DARPA - Biological Technologies


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Date 20.04.2023
Category Call for proposal

The mission of BTO is to foster, demonstrate, and transition breakthrough research, discoveries, and applications that integrate biology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, and the physical sciences. BTO’s research investment portfolio includes combating pandemic disease, innovative physiological interventions, human performance and warfighter readiness, and deep exploration of changing ecologies and environments for improving U.S. capabilities and resilience. BTO’s programs operate across a wide range of scales, from individual cells to the warfighter to global ecosystems.
This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing BTO programs or other published solicitations.

BTO is interested in submissions related to the following topic areas:

  • Biological technology topic areas that fit the national security scope of BTO’s mission.
  • Human Performance
  • Materials, Sensors, Processing
  • Ecosystem and Environmental
  • Biosecurity, Biodefense, and Biosafety
  • Biomedical and Biodefense

Proposals may be submitted on a rolling basis until April 20, 2023, 4:00 p.m. ET.

ELIGIBILITY: EPFL researchers are eligible to participate.

HOW TO APPLY: Proposers are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract (maximum of two (2) pages, including figures, tables, and charts) in advance of a proposal to minimize effort and reduce the potential expense of preparing an out-of-scope proposal. DARPA will respond to abstracts providing feedback and indicating whether there is interest within BTO for the proposed work.

All proposers are required to use the templates provided by DARPA according to the FOA and use the submission system ( all summaries, abstracts and proposals.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please refer to the FOA-HR001122S0034 and contact the Research Office for any assistance.


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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