Computer Science Study Group (CS2G)

The summary for the Computer Science Study Group (CS2G) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the DARPA Defense Sciences Office, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Computer Science Study Group (CS2G): Computer Science Study Group (CS2G), SOL RA 06-05, Applications Due: 07 December 2005; Technical POC: Dr. Robert Hummel, Program Manager, DARPA/IXO;, phone (703) 696-2300. BACKGROUND: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), in conjunction with the Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA), is soliciting applications from U.S. institutions of higher learning nominating junior university faculty to participate in the "Computer Science Study Panel." The study panel will focus on computer science technology and its application to information analysis problems of interest to the U.S. Department of Defense. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION: The "Computer Science Study Panel" will meet at least four times throughout 2006, totaling approximately twenty days. Two of the meetings will occur during the academic year, and will take place in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Two extended meetings, lasting approximately a week each, will take place during the summer, and will involve travel throughout the United States. For successful applicants, host universities will receive grants for up to $100,000 to support the applicants participation in the Computer Science Study Panel. As a condition of the award, the participant must become an unpaid consultant to the Institute for Defense Analysis, which will have management responsibility for the panel. All participants in the panel must apply for and receive U.S. Department of Defense Secret security clearances through IDA. Funding to the host institution will support participant salary, to include time spent while on the panel as well as some additional time (e.g., summer research support) while at the host institution, and travel expenses for participation on the Panel. Before the end of the first year, each participant will be eligible to submit a proposal for a Computer Science Research Project (CSRP) for which they would become the principal investigator. Details of the requirements for the research proposal will be provided as part of the Study Panel. Each selected Computer Science Research Project will be funded in an amount not to exceed $500,000, commencing in the spring of 2007. Research activities will take place at the university, and will generally be confined to unclassified, basic research, that supports the objectives of the program. The principal investigators will continue their participation on the Study Panel for a second year, funded from the research contract or grant.Starting in late 2007, principal investigators will be eligible to submit proposals for matching funds for the continuation of their university research project, in an amount not to exceed $250,000. The designated funds to be matched (up to an additional $250,000) may come from any government or industrial source, but must support the ongoing research project in a manner consistent with the development and transition of information analysis technology as developed in the research project. Normally, the first phase should be expended, and the continuation should begin, before the end of Fiscal Year 2008.Even though no classified research will be conducted at the university, each participant on the Computer Science Study Panel will apply for a U.S. DoD Secret security clearance with the Institute for Defense Analysis. Thus, as a condition for eligibility as a participant in the Study Panel, an applicant must be a citizen of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Further details on specific technology and application interest, program phases, selection criteria, and submission instructions may be found in the Applicant Information Package (AIP) which can be accessed at TECHNOLOGIES OF INTEREST: The goal of the Computer Science Research Projects will be to identify and develop innovative ideas with high payoff in pattern recognition, computer vision, probabilistic reasoning, biological inspired exploitation, abnormal behavior analysis, cognitive psychology, machine learning, and other advanced disciplines in computer science. Research will focus on ideas that can lead to revolutionary technology to permit significant advances in information analysis capabilities. Technologies should be derived from the broad area of computer science, although respondents do not necessarily need to be members of traditional computer science departments.TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INQUIRIES: The Applicant Information Package (AIP), as well as this document, are available online at A web site for registering prior to application submission is found at Administrative or technical questions should be sent via e-mail to All questions and answers of relevance to the community will be posted to a "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)" accessible at the URL Questions for the grants officer, including budget questions, should be directed to Note that the process of awarding a grant only begins after an applicant is selected as a participant on the Computer Science Study Panel. This RA will remain open from 04 November 2005 through 04 November 2006. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Government reserves the right to select for award all, some, or none of the applications in response to this announcement. Only U.S. institutions of higher learning are eligible for awards under this RA, and participants must be junior faculty members of those institutions who are able to receive a U.S. DoD SECRET security clearance. All responsible sources may submit a proposal that shall be considered by DARPA. Small Disadvantaged Businesses and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions (MIs) are encouraged to submit proposals. Since this Announcement, along with the AIP, constitutes a DARPA Research Announcement, which is a Broad Agency Announcement as contemplated in the FAR 6.102 (d)(2)(i), all prospective Proposers MUST also refer to the AIP before submitting an application. It is also noted that grant applications may be submitted to the Government by using the "Apply for Grant" function or via email to Only one submission approach need be used (e.g., dual submissions are not required). Original Point of Contact: Mr. Michael D. Blackstone, Grants Officer, email -
Federal Grant Title: Computer Science Study Group (CS2G)
Federal Agency Name: DARPA Defense Sciences Office
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RA06-05
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 12.910
CFDA Descriptions: Research and Technology Development
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Posting Date: Solicitation originally posted to fe
Posted Date: Aug 03, 2006
Creation Date: Aug 14, 2006
Archive Date: Nov 04, 2006
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 12
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
U.S. Institutions of Higher Education.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Michael Blackstone
Contracting Officer
Phone 571-218-4804 Blackstone, Michael
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