Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative

  • By Burcu Ozden
  • 27 March 2018

The Department of Defense (DoD) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), one element of the University Research Initiative (URI), is sponsored by the DoD research offices. Those offices include the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).

DOD's MURI program addresses high risk basic research and attempts to understand or achieve something that has never been done before. The program was initiated over 25 years ago and it has regularly produced significant scientific breakthroughs with far reaching consequences to the fields of science, economic growth, and revolutionary new military technologies. Key to the program’s success is the close management of the MURI projects by Service program officers and their active role in providing research guidance.

Federal Funding: Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)

Ryan Champagne
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Researchers may gain a competitive edge when applying to prestigious annual programs like the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) through advance planning and connecting with appropriate program officers.

This workshop provides history and insights into the MURI program and will act as a starting point for interested researchers to strategize a competitive concept paper. 

Please complete this brief (3 question) survey before the session. Contact Ryan Champagne ...

Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 22 March 2017

The FY 2018 MURI competition is for the topics listed below. Detailed descriptions of the topics and the Topic Chief for each can be found in Section VIII, entitled, “SPECIFIC MURI TOPICS,” of this FOA. Select topics include:

  • Integrated Quantum Sensing and Control for High Fidelity Qubit Operations
  • Novel Solid-state Materials and Color Centers for Quantum Science and Engineering
  • Controlling Protein Function Using Dynamic Chemical Switches to Modulate Structure
  • Nanoscale Vacuum Field Effect Transistors
  • Heterogeneous Interfaces: Route to New Optoelectronic Properties
  • Piezoelectric Nanoenergetic Materials with Adaptable and Tailorable Reactivity
  • β-Ga2O3 as a High-Critical Field Strength Material for Power Systems
  • Predicting and Validating Pathways for Chemical Synthesis
  • Advanced Optical Materials that Create Force from Light
  • Enhancing Thermal Transport at Material Interfaces

Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 9 May 2016

The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD.

The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. By supporting multidisciplinary teams, the program is complementary to other DoD basic research programs that support university research through single-investigator awards.