Thank you to all who submitted proposals for FY22 SPARK!
The proposal review process is currently underway and notifications for those selected as finalists will be sent out in the coming weeks.
SPARK FY22 Flyer

The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) fuels innovation and problem solving by providing funding for transformative technical and process-related projects.

In FY22, we are focusing on the three commitments for the future set forth by Dr. Roos, Joint Program Executive Officer for CBRN Defense—Acquisition Excellence, Transformational Capabilities, and Workplace of Choice. Transformational Capabilities include priorities of Modernizing Biological Defense (including medical and non-medical approaches), Integrated Early Warning, Unencumbering the Warfighter, approaches to countering emerging threats, and integration with non-CBRN defense capabilities. In addition to developing capabilities to put in the hands of the warfighter, JPEO is committed to bringing the best business practices and tools into the JPEO (e.g., harnessing data for better decision making, technology tracking and transition, streamlining JPEO processes), and efficiencies and workplace improvements that would support our vital workforce to the fullest extent. We seek innovative ideas from within the JPEO, as well as from partners, both existing and new!

We apply funding to transformative ideas, accomplishing what would typically take years in just months. The JPEO-CBRND seeks ideas from JPEO-CBRND staff, laboratories, industry, and end users so we may take them to the next level. Create the next game changer with SPARK!

Download the FY22 SPARK proposal instructions and template
Review the FY22 SPARK Kickoff presentation slides

FY22 SPARK proposals should be submitted via email to

FY22 SPARK proposals must be submitted by the deadline of 31 July 2021. External performers must be sponsored by a JPEO-CBRND personnel member. Have questions? Contact us!
Proposal Submission Window
15 June - 31 July

Download FY22 SPARK Proposal Template and Instructions
Ready to submit? Have questions? Need help identifying a sponsor? Contact us!