DOD-NOR: FY2017 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP)

Funding Opportunity Number: N00014-16-S-FO15

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for its Young Investigator Program (YIP). ONR’s Young Investigator Program (YIP) seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment, have begun their first appointment on or after November 4, 2011, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The objectives of this program are to attract outstanding faculty members of Institutions of Higher Education (hereafter also called “universities”) to the Department of the Navy’s research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers. Proposals addressing research areas (as described in the ONR Science and Technology (S&T) Department section of ONR’s website here) which are of interest to ONR program officers will be considered. Contact information for each division (a subgroup of an S&T Department) is also listed within the S&T section of the website. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate program officer who is the point of contact for a specific technical area to discuss their research ideas. A list of program officers and their contact information can be found here. Brief informal pre-proposals may be submitted to facilitate these discussions but are not required. Such discussions can clarify the content and breadth of the priority research areas and enhance the match between a subsequent proposal and Department of the Navy research needs. The application deadline is Friday, November 4, 2016. For more information, see the “Related Documents” tab on the Grant Opportunity Page.


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