The Department of Agriculture’s Equipment Grant Program serves to increase access to shared-use special purpose equipment/instruments for fundamental and applied research for use in the food and agricultural sciences programs at institutions of higher education, including State Cooperative Extension Systems.

The Department of Defense, DARPA’s Broad Agency Announcement: Biological Technologies supports DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office mission to foster, demonstrate, and transition breakthrough research, discoveries, and applications that integrate biology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, and the physical sciences. Some areas of interest include: Materials and Sensors; Ecosystem and Environmental; Biosecurity, Biodefense, and Biosafety; and Biomedical and Biodefense.