Requests for Information

It may be the case that an IARPA Program Manager has (or is presented with) an idea in an area where he/she is not fully informed on the state-of-the-art or the community of potential performers. As a result, IARPA may release a Request for Information (RFI). An RFI:

    • requests input from the community on a particular topic
    • includes a specified format, and a deadline for responses

An RFI must be rooted in an idea—they are not used as a means to generate ideas for a program.

Proposers respond to an RFI because they:

      • are interested in the field
      • want to position themselves for a future Broad Agency Announcement (or influence its direction)

Please note that:

  • issuing an RFI is not a commitment to funding or even a guarantee that a program will be initiated
  • responses to an RFI are freely shared and should not contain proprietary information

Open RFIs

Biologically Templated Nanofabrication IARPA-RFI-21-06 View RFI


Anticipatory Intelligence

NameRFI #Link
Deep Learning (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-19-04 View Closed RFI
Deception for Cyber Defense (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-16-07 View Closed RFI
Cyber Attack Data (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-14-06 View Closed RFI
Coding Societal Events (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-14-04 View Closed RFI
Model Drift (CLOSED)
IARPA-RFI-14-02 View Closed RFI
Lessons Learned Knowledge Management (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-14-01 View Closed RFI
Scientific & Technical Intelligence (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-13-06 View Closed RFI


NameRFI #Link
Large-scale Microsimulations with Coherent Activity (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-21-05 View Closed RFI
Targeted Evaluation of Ionizing Radiation Exposure (TEI-REX) (CLOSED)
IARPA-RFI-21-02 View Closed RFI
DNAtoFace (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-17-01 View Closed RFI
Novel Training Datasets and Environments to Advance Artificial Intelligence (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-16-03 View Closed RFI
Forecasting Rare Events (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-15-03 View Closed RFI
Emerging Events and Participating Entities (CLOSED)
IARPA-RFI-14-05 View Closed RFI
Toward Automated International Law Compliance Monitoring (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-12-02 View Closed RFI
Automatic Machine Learning (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-12-01 View Closed RFI
Forecasting (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-10-01 View Closed RFI
Cultural Insights from the Use of Metaphors (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-09-04 View Closed RFI
Computational Cognitive Models of Sensemaking (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-09-02 View Closed RFI


NameRFI #Link
Low-Energy Beta Particle Detection (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-21-04 View Closed RFI
Effective Quantitative Antenna Limits for Performance (EQuAL-P) IARPA-RFI-21-01 View Closed RFI
Low-cost Mirrors for Interferometers IARPA-RFI-20-01 View Closed RFI
Biometric Recognition and Identification at Altitude and Range (BRIAR) (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-19-10 View Closed RFI
Energy Storage Systems (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-19-09 View Closed RFI
Camera Network Research Data Collection (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-19-06 View Closed RFI
Innovative Technologies for Small Satellites (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-19-05 View Closed RFI
Securing the SCIF of the Future (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-19-03 View Closed RFI
Portable Electronic Cooling (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-19-02 View Closed RFI
Credibility Assessment Datasets (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-18-02 View Closed RFI
Marine and Coastal Biosecurity (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-18-03 View Closed RFI
Components and Capabilities for Ultra-Low-
Power Chemical Sensing Devices (CLOSED)
IARPA-RFI-18-04 View Closed RFI
Detection and Characterization of Special Nuclear Material (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-18-01 View Closed RFI
Compact Magnetometer (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-17-07 View Closed RFI
Rapid Detection Nucleic Acid Signatures (RaDNAS) (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-17-06 View Closed RFI
Detection of Genome Editing (CLOSED)
IARPA-RFI-17-02 View Closed RFI
IARPA-RFI-16-08 View Closed RFI
Protein Sequencing for Human Identification (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-16-01 View Closed RFI
Future Applications of Sensing Technologies for Fidelitous Wearable Devices (FAST FWD) (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-15-01 View Closed RFI
Maritime Tagging, Tracking, & Locating (TTL) (CLOSED)
IARPA-RFI-14-09 View Closed RFI
Using Alternate Reality Environments to Help Enrich Research Efforts (UAREHERE) (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-13-03 View Closed RFI
Autonomous Outdoor Chemical Sensing Technology (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-13-01 View Closed RFI
Strengthening Human Adaptive Reasoning and Problem-solving (SHARP) (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-12-04 View Closed RFI
Emic (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-12-03 View Closed RFI
Tools for Recognizing Unconscious Signals of Trustworthiness (TRUST) (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-10-05 View Closed RFI
Novel Biometric Signatures (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-10-02 View Closed RFI


NameRFI #Link
System-Level Application Modeling (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-19-08 View Closed RFI
Future Computing Systems (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-19-01 View Closed RFI
Classified as a Service (ClaaS) to US government customers (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-17-05 View Closed RFI
Creating a Classified Processing Enclave in the Public Cloud (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-17-04 View Closed RFI
Energy Efficient Computer Architectures (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-16-05 View Closed RFI
Data Ingress and Egress for Cryogenic Systems (CLOSED)
IARPA-RFI-16-04 View Closed RFI
Neurally Inspired Computing Principals (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-16-02 View Closed RFI
Electronic Design Automation tools for Superconducting Electronics (EDA for SCE) (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-15-02 View Closed RFI
Using Neural Tools to Augment Prediction of Performance, Expertise, and Domain-knowledge (UNTAPPED) (CLOSED)  IARPA-RFI-14-08 View Closed RFI
Ecology Meets Genomics (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-14-07 View Closed RFI
Security and Privacy Assurance Research - Multiparty Computation (SPAR-MPC) (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-14-03 View Closed RFI
Cortical Computing Primitives and Connectomics (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-13-05 View Closed RFI
Laboratory-on-a-Chip for Multiplexed Bioassay Analysis (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-13-04 View Closed RFI
Novel Technologies for High Performance Computing (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-13-02 View Closed RFI
Energy Efficient Cryogenic Memory (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-11-01 View Closed RFI
Multi-Qubit Quantum Coherent Operations (CLOSED) IARPA-RFI-09-01 View Closed RFI