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Increasing Cyber and Physical Security of Global Artificial Intelligence Research and Development

ID: DFOP0010795 • Type: Posted

Description

The Department of State's Office of the Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund (NDF) housed within the Department of State's Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN), is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). ISN/NDF invites non-profit/non-governmental organizations, international organizations, educational institutions, for-profit organizations, and U.S. Federal Departments and Independent Agencies to submit proposals for projects that will advance ISN/NDF's nonproliferation and foreign assistance mission by convening the artificial intelligence (AI) community of interest, to identify security vulnerabilities around AI systems and pilot implementation, and socialization of security increases.
Background
The Department of State’s Office of the Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund (NDF) housed within the Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN), is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). ISN/NDF invites non-profit/non-governmental organizations, international organizations, educational institutions, for-profit organizations, and U.S. Federal Departments and Independent Agencies to submit proposals for projects that will advance ISN/NDF’s nonproliferation and foreign assistance mission by convening the artificial intelligence (AI) community of interest, to identify security vulnerabilities around AI systems and pilot implementation, and socialization of security increases.

Grant Details
ISN/NDF seeks to enable the global AI community to develop and adopt robust protective mechanisms and integrate safety, security, and attributability features to prevent enablement of WMD capabilities by advanced AI. Specifically, ISN/NDF will focus on two objectives: support the development of security best practices particular to AI systems; and apply these best practices to increase protections to secure and defend AI systems against malicious activity. These protections include but are not limited to: secure by design, regular review of security measures, vulnerability management processes, robust insider threat detection programs, differentiated access, and know your customer services.

Eligibility Requirements
The following organizations are eligible to apply: Domestic Not for Profit Organizations, Foreign Not for Profit Organizations, Foreign Public Entities (FPEs)/Public International Organizations (PIOs), Private Institutions of Higher Education, Public Institutions of Higher Education, U.S. Federal Departments and Independent Agencies, For-Profit Organizations. Applicants are not required to include funding from other donors. However, applications that include additional in-kind and/or cash contributions from non-U.S. Government sources will be more competitive.

Period of Performance
Support may range between 12-18 months depending upon the characteristics of the proposal and deliberations.

Grant Value
$2,000,000

Overview

Category of Funding
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 4/1/24 International Security and Nonproliferation posted grant opportunity DFOP0010795 for Increasing Cyber and Physical Security of Global Artificial Intelligence Research and Development with funding of $2.0 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.224 Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund. It is expected that one grant will be made.

Timing

Posted Date
April 1, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
May 31, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 43 Days
Last Updated
April 1, 2024, 9:39 a.m. EDT
Version
1

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Info
Foreign Public Entities/Public International Organizations, U.S. Federal Departments and Independent Agencies

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$2,000,000
Floor
Not Listed
Estimated Program Funding
$2,000,000
Estimated Number of Grants
1

Contacts

Contact
Bureau of International Security-Nonproliferation
Contact Email
none
Contact Phone
(703) 516-1684
Additional Information
Link to Opportunity in MyGrants

Documents

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