Wednesday, August 26, 2009

DARPA Bioinspired Photonics Program

DARPA invites research proposals for the Bioinspired Photonics program. The program's goal is to harness the best of nature's photonic structures and utilize advances in materials technology to create controllable photonic devices at visible and near infrared wavelengths. There are three specified phases to the program; fabrication and understanding, activation and dynamic control, and advanced capabilities. Eligibility is generally unrestricted but there are some limitations on FFRDCs and foreign entities. Multiple awards are anticipated. Proposal abstracts are due Oct 7. More information regarding DARPA-BAA-09-71 is available at:

Courtesy ERAU Grant Opportunities Update

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)

The Department of Defense invites proposals for the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program. DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment. Approximately $40 million will be awarded for FY10 with individual award ceilings of $1 million. Eligibility is limited to accredited U.S. institutions of higher education with degree-granting programs in science, mathematics and/or engineering. Proposals are due Sep 15. More information regarding AFOSR-BAA-2009-5 is available at:;jsessionid=rSPvKsGG5hgnrCwQrjzGqdYp1LnYmRl6jfDQcBgtsYQ28vNG1STn!1656926990?oppId=48702&mode=VIEW.

Courtesy ERAU Grant Opportunities Update

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Welcome To Cirrus Photonics!

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