Request for Capabilities: Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

Request for Capabilities: Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

MSRDC is soliciting interested researchers to participate in its Solution Teams for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

MSRDC has implemented a collaborative Solution Team approach to answer the needs of various Federal agencies. We are excited to work on behalf of our members to build new relationships, and ultimately contracts, with new potential Federal agencies.

As part of our work, we are developing Solution Teams for The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). DTRA enables the Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Government and international partners to counter and deter Weapons of Mass Destruction and Improvised Threat Networks.

We realize this is short notice, however we are working on the Federal government timetables. Your understanding and rapid response is much appreciated. 

We’re always working to increase R&D opportunities for each of our member institutions. If this isn’t the best fit, we understand and encourage you to send this to any colleagues at your school that may also be interested. Please let us know what questions you have at

Our Request: Capabilities Submission

If your research aligns to one or more of the topics below, please provide the following:

  • Two sentences about your research expertise as it aligns with the research area.
  • A comprehensive overview of your capabilities relevant to the topic and DTRA.
  • Forward the Point of Contact in your Research or Sponsored Programs office.

To ensure MSRDC has enough time to create the highest quality Solution Team(s), we ask that you submit the information on the forms using the link below.  Please review research topics and if applicable the corresponding PDF links.

Due February 13, 2019: Adaptive Signature Discovery University Research Alliance (ASD-URA) – HDTRA1-19-S-0002 

  • RA1—Image Correlation with Context Enhanced Data Fusion 
  • RA2—Physical Network Response 
  • RA3—Social Signature 
  • Cross-Cutting Research Initiative (CCRI): Understand Adaptive Threat Responses and Counter-Threat Responses 

Due February 13, 2019:  Materials Science in Extreme Environments University Research Alliance (MSEE-URA) – HDTRA1-19-S-0003

  • RA1—Material Properties and Failure 
  • RA2—Materials and Manufacturing for Synergistic Effects  
  • RA3—Chemistry in Extreme Environments  
  • RA4—Photon-Material Interactions  
  • Cross-Cutting Research Initiative (CCRI): Modeling and Simulation that must be jointly studied with the RAs to make fundamental advances in IIRM 

Due February 13, 2019:  Interaction of Ionizing Radiation with Matter University Research Alliance (IIRM-URA) – HDTRA1-19-S-0004

  • RA1: Materials 
  • RA2: Devices and Integration 
  • RA3: Survivability and Response 
  • Cross-Cutting Research Initiative (CCRI): Understand Adaptive Threat Responses and Counter-Threat Responses 

Due February 28, 2019:Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (FRCWMD) Broad Agency Announcement – HDTRA1-14-24-FRCWMD-BAA Amendment 9

  • Thrust Area 7, Topic I1:  In Search of the “lnc”:  Long Non-Coding Ribonucleic Acids (lncRNA) Role in Pathogenesis 
  • Thrust Area 7, Topic I2:  Algorithm Development for Optimization of Biologic Medical Countermeasures  
  • Thrust Area 7, Topic I3:  Identification of Common Molecular Pathways Associated Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA)-Induced Inflammation  
  • Thrust Area 7, Topic I4:  Identification of Novel Methods for Improving the Pharmacokinetic Properties of Proteins  
  • Thrust Area 7, Topic I5:  Receptor Mapping Across Humans and Animal Models 
  • Thrust Area 7, Topic I6:  Molecular Cascades for Signaling of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents   
  • Thrust Area 7, Topic I8:  Design Rules for a Biomimetic Membrane with Selective Water Permeability  
  • Thrust Area 7, Topic I9:  Design of Repellent Permanent Thin Films for Chemical and Biological Agent Resistance