Request for Proposals: Arctic Domain Awareness Center - Maritime Domain Research Challenges

Date: 
28 September 2017

Request for Proposals
Arctic Domain Awareness Center
Research Challenges Associated with the Maritime Domain

Proposal deadline: 31 October 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time

For further information regarding the research questions and application requirements, go to:
http://adac.uaa.alaska.edu/css/images/pdf/ADAC%20MDA%20RFP%2018%20Sep%20... (PDF 680.64 KB)

For questions, contact ADAC:
Email: uaa.adac [at] alaska.edu.


The Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) announces a request for proposals (RFP) to address research challenges associated with the maritime domain. This funded RFP seeks proposals "to advance maritime spatial understanding, resilience, and awareness to achieve safety and security in the maritime domain."

The RFP responds to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Arctic maritime awareness, information fusion, and maritime robotics-related research questions. The questions included in this RFP are validated and approved by DHS Science and Technology Office of University Programs and USCG.

The Arctic Domain Awareness Center anticipates approximately four projects in varying funding amounts may be awarded under this solicitation. Awards made under this RFP may have a maximum period of 18 months; awards may be shorter in duration.

Large and small projects research project classes are anticipated. The approximate target value for a large project is $500,000 and for a small project is $250,000. For this RFP, ADAC is defining a large project as one that addresses several research questions in an integrated manner. Conversely, a small project is one that addresses one to two research questions. Applicants should note that these definitions are provided to assist respondents gage the level of complexity in creating their proposal. Final determination on project selection will depend on proposal merit in addressing research questions and customer relevancy.

Proposals must be submitted as a single PDF file to ADAC at:
Email: uaa.adac [at] alaska.edu

If application via electronic submission is not feasible, proposals may be sent via postal or
commercial mail to:

Arctic Domain Awareness Center
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
BOC Suite 120
Anchorage, AK 99508

For further information regarding the research questions and application requirements, go to:
http://adac.uaa.alaska.edu/css/images/pdf/ADAC%20MDA%20RFP%2018%20Sep%20... (PDF 680.64 KB)

For questions, contact ADAC:
Email: uaa.adac [at] alaska.edu