Proposal deadline Thursday, August 31, 2023, at 11:59 PM
Pursuant to the goals of DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, Office of University Programs (OUP), the SENTRY Center of Excellence (COE) is accepting proposal submissions for research and transition projects in 2023 and beyond. SENTRY seeks end-user-focused projects that conduct transformational research, develop technology, and provide educational development to address the challenge of developing engineered solutions to help protect a wide range of soft targets and crowded places (STCPs). STCPs, such as sports venues, shopping venues, schools, and transportation systems, are locations that are easily accessible to large numbers of people and that have limited security or protective measures in place making them vulnerable to attack.
This call will consider proposals for projects ranging from fundamental research through transition to the security enterprise (government, private sector). Submissions must document the problem, describe the gaps that exist, and show how their project will address these gaps to protect soft targets and crowded places.