APPENDIX F
Office of Naval Research Programs to Encourage Research in Areas of Interest to Naval Operations

Further information on the programs listed below can be found on the ONR Web Page (http://www.onr.navy.mil)

SECRETARY OF THE NAVY/CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH CHAIR AND THE ONR/INSTITUTION SCHOLAR

The Office of Naval Research accepts proposals for the Secretary of the Navy/Chief of Naval Operations Oceanographic Research Chair and the ONR/Institution Scholar. The awards recognize distinguished academic ocean scientists and were created to further recognize that oceanography is a core Navy competency. In addition to promoting excellent research and education, the program fosters closer relationships between the ocean science community and the operating Navy. The award includes four years of support for a Research Chair and associated ONR/Institution Scholar, and at least two graduate students.

Oceanographic Research Chairs and ONR/Institution Scholars develop scientific collaborations with other Navy and Marine Corps activities; advise ONR on policy and procedures for support of high-quality oceanography science and technology; participate in ONR Department Reviews; help identify promising science and technology opportunities in oceanographic sciences; and participate in the synthesis of recently completed ONR initiatives. Additionally, Chairs and Scholars may be asked to represent the Navy and ONR science and technology efforts to the Fleet, other agencies, and general audiences. The Chairs serve as mentors to the Scholars and the graduate students who will be conducting Navy-relevant research.

Detailed information about eligibility, qualifications and duties of the SECNAV/CNO Chair and ONR/Institutional Scholar, proposal format guidance, proposal selection criteria, and instructions for submitting proposals may be obtained on the ONR Homepage on the World Wide Web site, http://www.onr.navy.mil or by mail from the Office of Naval Research, Code 32, Attn: FY-99 Chairs Info, 800 N. Quincy Street, room 407, Arlington, VA 22217-5660.

NAVAL SCIENCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (NSAP)

The Naval Science Assistance Program (NSAP) serves as a two-way bridge between the warfighter and the technical community. NSAP provides on-the-spot technical assistance to joint Navy, and Marine Corps operational commands worldwide through a cadre of carefully selected, experienced Science and Technology (S&T) Advisors.



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Oceanography and Mine Warfare APPENDIX F Office of Naval Research Programs to Encourage Research in Areas of Interest to Naval Operations Further information on the programs listed below can be found on the ONR Web Page (http://www.onr.navy.mil) SECRETARY OF THE NAVY/CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH CHAIR AND THE ONR/INSTITUTION SCHOLAR The Office of Naval Research accepts proposals for the Secretary of the Navy/Chief of Naval Operations Oceanographic Research Chair and the ONR/Institution Scholar. The awards recognize distinguished academic ocean scientists and were created to further recognize that oceanography is a core Navy competency. In addition to promoting excellent research and education, the program fosters closer relationships between the ocean science community and the operating Navy. The award includes four years of support for a Research Chair and associated ONR/Institution Scholar, and at least two graduate students. Oceanographic Research Chairs and ONR/Institution Scholars develop scientific collaborations with other Navy and Marine Corps activities; advise ONR on policy and procedures for support of high-quality oceanography science and technology; participate in ONR Department Reviews; help identify promising science and technology opportunities in oceanographic sciences; and participate in the synthesis of recently completed ONR initiatives. Additionally, Chairs and Scholars may be asked to represent the Navy and ONR science and technology efforts to the Fleet, other agencies, and general audiences. The Chairs serve as mentors to the Scholars and the graduate students who will be conducting Navy-relevant research. Detailed information about eligibility, qualifications and duties of the SECNAV/CNO Chair and ONR/Institutional Scholar, proposal format guidance, proposal selection criteria, and instructions for submitting proposals may be obtained on the ONR Homepage on the World Wide Web site, http://www.onr.navy.mil or by mail from the Office of Naval Research, Code 32, Attn: FY-99 Chairs Info, 800 N. Quincy Street, room 407, Arlington, VA 22217-5660. NAVAL SCIENCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (NSAP) The Naval Science Assistance Program (NSAP) serves as a two-way bridge between the warfighter and the technical community. NSAP provides on-the-spot technical assistance to joint Navy, and Marine Corps operational commands worldwide through a cadre of carefully selected, experienced Science and Technology (S&T) Advisors.

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Oceanography and Mine Warfare With this strong team of S&T Advisors (STAs), NSAP solves real operational problems in a rapid and inexpensive manner through the evaluation and insertion of mature technologies. NSAP facilitates the identification of operational readiness deficiencies in order to influence longer term S&T investments. Additionally, NSAP produces an annual compendium of mature technologies (not yet in the acquisition portfolio), the Technologies for Rapid Response (Blue Book), that are available to Fleet Commanders for early at-sea evaluation. Over the past few years, over 100 products have been developed and inserted into the Fleets/Forces as a result of NSAP's efforts. NSAP offers opportunities to civilian scientists and engineers to become a member of the NSAP team that includes the Program Office at ONR, S&T Advisors (STAs) located at commands throughout the world, and Program Managers at participating naval laboratories and warfare centers. NSAP assignments vary in length and recruitment for vacancies is done annually. A comprehensive training program is provided for all new STAs prior to each assignment. This training focuses on technical and personal skills to accommodate job requirements and relocation needs. NSAP is at the tip of the S&T spear, as both an ONR Code (N09N) and as a CNO N091 Code (N911N). The purpose of this dual role is to provide a real and visible commitment on the part of both ONR and N091 to work collaboratively with the Fleet/Forces, to help them more clearly define their technology needs, and to accelerate technology transitions to them. Forming this collaborative partnership between the warfighter and the S&T community results in: better identification of needed capabilities, expert evaluation of emerging technologies that might deliver those capabilities, rapid affordable solutions, and a stronger influence on S&T and acquisition investments. Program Points of Contact Susan L. Bales, Director (703) 696-2901 nsapdir@nosc.mil George F. Stimak, Deputy Director for Technology (703) 696-2902 nsapdept@nosc.mil David R. Starkston, Deputy Director for Operations (703) 696-4018 nsapdepo@nosc.mil POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM The Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsors a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for appointments at a number of naval R&D centers and laboratories. The objective of this program is to encourage the involvement of creative, capable and highly trained scientists and engineers who have received a Ph.D. or equivalent within the prior seven years in areas of great interest and relevance to the Navy. Participants selected for support under the ONR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program must be United States citizens or nationals. Participants must be eligible for a Department of Defense security clearance of "Secret." In most cases, participants will be permitted to initiate research pending completion of the security clearance. All appointments are contingent upon Fellows obtaining and maintaining the appropriate level of security clearance. Fellowship awards will be based upon the technical quality and relevance of the proposed research, recommen-

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Oceanography and Mine Warfare dations by the Navy laboratory/ center, academic qualifications, letters of reference, and availability of funds. Selection of Fellows occurs four times per year. Participating Navy laboratories and centers include: Naval Air Warfare Center (Warminster, PA, China Lake, CA, Orlando, FL) Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center (San Diego, CA) Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (Port Hueneme, CA) Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, DC, Stennis Space Center, MS, Monterey, CA) Naval Surface Warfare Center/Carderock (Bethesda, Annapolis, White Oak, MD) Naval Surface Warfare Center/Dahlgren (Dahlgren, VA, Panama City, FL, White Oak, MD) Naval Undersea Warfare Center/Newport (Newport, RI and New London, CT) Naval Medical Research and Development Command (Bethesda, MD) The Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI) (Bethesda, MD) NMRI's Toxicology Detachment (Wright Patterson Air Base, Dayton, OH) The Naval Health Research Center (San Diego, CA) The Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (Pensacola, FL) The Naval Biodynamics Laboratory (New Orleans, LA) The Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (Groton, CT) The Naval Dental Research Institute (Great Lakes, IL) Navy Personnel Research and Development Center (San Diego, CA) United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD) Contractor Contact American Society for Engineering Education Projects Office 1818 N Street, N.W., Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036-2479 Phone: (202) 331-3525 Email: projects@asee.org Web Site: http://www.asee.org/fellowships/html/onr.htm ONR Point of Contact (For policy issues only) Name: Anthony Junior Title: Program Manager Phone: (703) 696-0453 Office: Corporate Programs Division Email: juniora@onr.navy.mil Address Office of Naval Research ATTN: ONR 363, Room 804 800 N. Quincy Street Arlington, VA 22217-5660 YOUNG INVESTIGATOR PROGRAM The objectives of the Young Investigator Program (YIP) are to attract to naval research outstanding new university faculty members, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers. ONR antici-

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Oceanography and Mine Warfare pates making at least 18 new awards each year to academic researchers who have recently received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees. Awards of $100,000 per year for three years, with the possibility of additional support for equipment or collaborative research with a Navy laboratory, are made, based on research proposals and supporting materials. Special attention will be given to proposals in naval priority research areas, described in the Science & Technology section of the ONR Website. In addition, it is anticipated that two of these applicants receiving an ONR Young Investigator award will also be selected to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. This program is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents holding tenure track or permanent faculty positions at U.S. universities and colleges who have received graduate degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) on or after the date published in the Complete Announcement. Office of Naval Research makes a new announcement of this program each year that it is in force. Potential applicants should refer to the Complete Announcement for rules and deadlines governing the current competition. This competition has been severe in past years. Typically, fewer than 10% of the submitted proposals have resulted in YIP awards. Past awardees have both submitted outstanding research proposals and possessed outstanding records of prior professional accomplishments. Given that "past performance" is a selection criterion, applicants are advised that the biographical information submitted as part of the proposal should list all relevant past activities. Those proposals not selected for Young Investigator awards are automatically considered for ONR's regular research grant program in competition with all other research proposals submitted to ONR. Typically, additional proposals originally submitted to the Young Investigator Program have been selected each year for funding via the regular research grant program. Thus, the Young Investigator Program is not a "research initiation" opportunity with standards that are less demanding than ONR's regular research grant program. ONR's Young Investigator awards are intended to confer honor upon awardees beyond the research funding being provided. Selection and Evaluation Applicants are selected by the Office of Naval Research based on: past performance, demonstrated by the significance and impact of previous research, publications, professional activities, awards and other recognition, etc; a creative proposal, demonstrating the potential for making progress in an important, naval-relevant scientific area; and a long-term commitment by the university to the applicant and the research. ONR Point of Contact See Complete Announcement for the contact for each discipline. (For policy issues only) Dr. Donald E. Polk (703) 696-4111 Director Corporate Programs Division, ONR Email: polkd@onr.navy.mil Address Office of Naval Research ATTN: ONR 363, Room 804 800 N. Quincy Street Arlington, VA 22217-5660

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Oceanography and Mine Warfare SUMMER FACULTY RESEARCH PROGRAM Program Description The Summer Faculty Research Program provides science and engineering faculty members from institutions of higher education the opportunity to participate in research at Navy laboratories for a ten-week period during the summer break. Participants work with professional peers in the Navy laboratories on research tasks of mutual interest. The research for the summer is defined in advance through correspondence and an optional pre-program visit to the research site, for which funds are provided. This program offers college and university faculty members an experience that can benefit them professionally. Participants have an opportunity to establish continuing research relations with the R&D personnel of the host laboratories which may result in sponsorship of the participants research at their home institutions. Professional contacts are expanded. Laboratory, computational, and specialized library facilities on a scale not available at some universities and colleges can be used to conduct research which might otherwise be impossible. Faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) are especially encouraged to apply. Participating in the Summer Faculty Research Program are: Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Warminster, PA Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division, Orlando, FL Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, China Lake, CA Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center, RDT&E Division, San Diego, CA Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, Port Hueneme, CA Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, and Stennis Space Center, MS Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Carderock and Annapolis, MD Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Coastal Systems Station, Panama City, FL Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI, and New London, CT Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Cocoa Beach, FL Navy Personnel Research & Development Center, San Diego, CA Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Pensacola, FL Naval Biodynamics Laboratory, New Orleans, LA Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA Naval Medical Research Institute, Bethesda, MD Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory, Groton, CT Levels of Appointment - Three levels of appointment are available: Summer Faculty Fellow, Senior Summer Faculty Fellow, and Distinguished Summer Faculty Fellow. For all appointments, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen and hold a teaching or research position at a U.S. college or university. Levels of appointment will be determined by a committee of scientists and engineers. Decisions of the committee will be final. Terms - Stipends vary by level of appointment and are set each year. In addition, each Fellow will be reimbursed for his/her personal travel for an optional pre-program visit to the research site. For applicants who relocate their residence for the ten-week period of appointment, a similar travel and modest relocation allowance will be provided. Security Requirement - Although it is anticipated that the research undertaken will usually be unclassified, participants must be U.S. citizens either holding, or eligible for, a Department of Defense Security Clearance of SECRET in order to be admitted to the Navy Laboratories and Research Centers at which the program is conducted. Period of Appointment - Ten continuous weeks on site during May, June, July and August. Housing - Housing availability and cost vary from center to center. Navy host personnel may be able to assist participants in finding suitable housing. The pre-program visit provides a good opportunity to seek housing.

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Oceanography and Mine Warfare Contractor Contact American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Projects Office 1818 N Street N.W., Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036-2479 (202) 331-3525 Email: projects@asee.org Website: http://www.asee.org/fellowships/html/nsfp.htm ONR Point of Contact (For Policy Questions Only) Anthony Junior (703) 696-0453 Title: Program Manager Office: Corporate Programs Email: juniora@onr.navy.mil Address Office of Naval Research ATTN: ONR 363, Room 804 800 North Quincy Street Arlington, VA 22217-5660 FACULTY SABBATICAL LEAVE PROGRAM The Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program provides science and engineering faculty the opportunity to conduct research at Navy laboratories while on sabbatical leave. Terms of Appointment - Participants in the Sabbatical Leave Program will receive a monthly stipend making up the difference between salary and sabbatical leave pay from their home institution. In addition, participants will receive reimbursement for travel to and from the laboratory site and a relocation allowance for those who must relocate their residence during their sabbatical leave tenure. Sabbatical leave appointments are contingent on the availability of sabbatical leave positions. Appointments are for a minimum of one semester and a maximum of one year. This is a residential sabbatical, thus participants must conduct research on site. Applications - Faculty should submit applications at least six months prior to their proposed sabbatical leave starting date. Applications will be reviewed and the applicant notified of outcome within 90 days of receipt of application. ASEE will verify support of the proposed project with the sponsoring Navy Laboratory. A complete Sabbatical Leave application includes the following: completed application form; description of proposed research project (approximately three typewritten pages); and statement from academic institution verifying the faculty member's eligibility and approval for sabbatical leave including dates. Prospective applicants should contact the research facility at which they are interested in working to jointly develop a suitable research proposal. Also required is an estimate of base salary and percentage of salary provided by the home institution while on sabbatical leave.

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Oceanography and Mine Warfare Contractor Contact American Society for Engineering Education Projects Office, Suite 600 1818 N Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20036-2479 (202) 331-3525 Email: projects@asee.org Website: http://www.asee.org/fellowships/html/nsfp.htm ONR Point of Contact (For policy issues only) Anthony Junior (703) 696-0453 Title: Program Manager Office: Corporate Programs Division Email: juniora@onr.navy.mil Address Office of Naval Research ATTN: ONR 363, Room 804 800 N. Quincy Street Arlington, VA 22217-5660 MULTI-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE URI (MURI) The Multi-disciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) is a multi-agency DoD program that supports research teams whose efforts intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline. Multi-disciplinary team effort can accelerate research progress in areas particularly suited to this approach. Multi-disciplinary research also can help to hasten the transition of research findings to practical application. MURI awards are made in research topics specified by the participating defense agencies each year that the program is in force. Specified topics change each year. Awards are typically for a period of three years (funded incrementally or as options) with two additional years possible as options to bring the total award to five years, and at a funding level ranging from half a million to a million dollars per year, with the size of the award dependent upon the topic, technical goals, and availability of appropriations. The MURI is competed in specific research topics described in the current announcement. Authors of potential proposals are advised to read the announcement carefully. It explains the DoD's research needs upon which the topics are based. Proposals may be submitted only by U. S. institutions of higher education (other than federal government organizations) with degree granting programs in science or engineering, or by consortia of such institutions (universities). Proposals from consortia of academic institutions may be warranted because research in the multi-disciplinary topics may require forming teams with strengths in multiple science and engineering fields. One academic institution will be the primary awardee for purposes of award execution. The DoD expects that MURI programs will promote application of defense research, principally for defense purposes but also for commercial purposes. The research topics described in the MURI announcement generally underpin dual use defense technologies that are critical to national defense and that also have good potential for commercial application. Interactions with research and development organizations that transition research findings to application, particularly industrial organizations, DoD laboratories, and other organizations that perform research and development for defense applications, are encouraged.

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Oceanography and Mine Warfare Program Point of Contact Please see the complete announcements for the technical contact for each topic. ONR Point of Contact (For policy issues only) Dr. Clifford Lau (703) 696-0431 Title: Program Officer Office: Corporate Programs Division lauc@onr.navy.mil Address Office of Naval Research ATTN: ONR 363, Room 804 800 N. Quincy Street Arlington, VA 22217-5660 DEFENSE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION PROGRAM (DURIP) DURIP is a multi-agency DoD program within the University Research Initiative designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment. Each year that DURIP is in effect, a complete announcement will provide detailed program information, including the deadline date for submitting proposals. DURIP proposals submitted to ONR should facilitate research in an area of interest to ONR, as described in the Science and Technology section of the ONR Website. Authors of potential proposals may contact the appropriate program managers, listed with each area of interest, to explore possible mutual interests before submitting proposals. DURIP funds will be used for the acquisition of major equipment to augment current or develop new research capabilities in support of DoD-relevant research. Proposals may request $50,000 to $1,000,000. Cost sharing is encouraged. Proposals for purely instructional equipment are not eligible. General-purpose computing facilities are not appropriate for DURIP funding, but requests for computers for DoD-relevant research programs are appropriate. Funds under DURIP will not be used for construction, including building or facilities modification. Lastly, costs (e.g., machine shop expenses) for constructing, assembling, and/or installing equipment may be proposed, but costs for continued operation and maintenance are not eligible for consideration. This competition is open to U.S. institutions of higher education, other than those that are a federal government organization, with degree granting programs in science, math, or engineering. Proposals are evaluated competitively. The evaluation criteria are listed in the current program announcement. ONR Point of Contact See Science and Technology section on this page to identify the program manager for each ONR research area of interest. (For policy issues only) Dr. Donald Polk Phone: (703) 696-4111 Title: Director Office: Corporate Programs Division Email: polkd@onr.navy.mil

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Oceanography and Mine Warfare Address Office of Naval Research ATTN: ONR 363, Room 804 800 N. Quincy Street Arlington, VA 22217-5660 DEFENSE EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH The Office of Naval Research participates in the Department of Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR), within the University Research Initiative (URI). The program is conducted with the cooperation of the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) State Committees. DEPSCoR is in response to Congressional requirements to stimulate competitive research in states that have not traditionally been recipients of a large amount of Federal research awards. DEPSCoR is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education (''universities'') in eligible states (see Complete Announcement), to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense. Only U.S. institutions of higher education with degree granting programs in science, mathematics, or engineering are eligible for DEPSCoR grants. Proposals from eligible universities must be submitted via the EPSCoR State Committee. Proposals not submitted through an EPSCoR State Committee will be rejected. Proposals to perform research in technical areas identified as being of interest to ONR, or other areas important to national defense, will be considered. Potential proposers are advised to consult the Science and Technology section of ONR's home page and to contact ONR program managers to explore possible mutual interests before submitting proposals. In this way, DEPSCoR contributes to the states' goals of developing new research capabilities while simultaneously supporting DoD research goals. DEPSCoR funds may be used to develop new research capabilities in support of DoD research goals. Proposals may contain requests for equipment necessary for the completion of the proposed research. General-purpose computing facilities and purely instructional equipment are not appropriate for DEPSCoR funding, but requests for funding for specialized computers entirely devoted to specific DEPSCoR research programs are appropriate. Funds under DEPSCoR may not be used for buildings or facilities modification. Proposals are evaluated competitively. The evaluation criteria are listed in the current program announcement. Program Point of Contact See Science and Technology section on this page to identify the program manager for each ONR research area of interest. (For Policy Issues Only) Name: Dr. Donald E. Polk Phone: (703) 696-4111 Director, Corporate Programs Division Address Office of Naval Research ATTN: ONR 363, Room 804 800 North Quincy Street Arlington, VA 22217-5660