Generic White Paper Template
Title of White Paper:
Principal Investigator and Institution:
Date of submission:
Signature of official authorizedto obligate the institutioncontractually:
Nontraditional Defense Contractor %:
SpecificArea(s) of Interest: If applicable,indicate whichspecificarea(s) of interestoutlinedinthe BAA
or RFP yourprojectaddresses.
Title:Provide adescriptive titleforthe project.
Principal Investigator: Provide name,institution,email address,andphone number.
Background: Provide acleardescriptionof whyandhow the proposedprojectfitsintothe agency
Approach: Brieflydescribe yourapproachtosolvingthe problem.Includerelevantbackgrounddata
aboutyour approach.Include the currentstatusof yourapproach.
Objectives:Specifythe objectivesof the proposedeffort.
1. Technical Strategy: Outline the proposedmethodologyinsufficient detailtoshow a clearcourse of
2. AnticipatedOutcomes:Provide a descriptionof the anticipatedoutcomesfromthe proposedwork.
List milestonesanddeliverablesfromthe proposedwork.
3. TechnologyReadinessLevel (TRL): Indicate the TRL stage in whichthe projectwill start,aswell as
Technical Maturity and CommercializationStrategy: Provide abrief descriptionandjustificationof the
maturityof the proposedtechnology,anticipatedregulatorypathwayand commercializationplans.
Include informationaboutIntellectual Property/DataRightsAssertions.
Participants: Brieflystate the qualificationsof the Principal Investigator,keypersonnel,and
organizationsthatwill performthe statementof work(SoW).
Periodof Performance:Indicate the total proposedperiodof performance.
Cost Share: It isanticipatedthatGovernmentfundswouldprovideincentiveforindustryfundingtojoin
the project.While nota requirement,Offerorsare stronglyencouragedtodiscussthe abilitytobring
leveragedfunding/costshare tocomplete the projectgoals.
Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Pricing: Indicate the ROM(includingdirectcosts),andthe proposed
ROM. This informationwill be usedtoprovide the Sponsorwithareasonable representationof the
amountof fundingrequiredtoadvance the project.Sufficientcostinformationtosubstantiate the
proposedcostas realisticandreasonable forthe proposedeffortmustbe providedtoensure thata
complete andfairevaluationof the costor price can be conducted.
Other Direct Costs $
Total Project Costs $