Faculty & Professional Development

The Navy and Marine Corps offer various opportunities for academic faculty and naval STEM professionals to further their professional development. Through these programs, academic professionals work side by side with naval scientists and engineers. The relationships built between the individuals and institutions involved in these arrangements often continue long beyond the duration of these programs.


Scientist and Engineer Workshops

Numerous opportunities are available for naval scientists and engineers to gain experience and improve their skills related to STEM outreach. In addition to learning how to communicate with various age groups, these workshops support scientists and engineers in showcasing naval applications for content and skills students learn in the classroom.

Materials World Module Training
http://www.materialsworldmodules.org/

Best Practices for STEM Outreach: A Workshop for Naval Scientists and Engineers
http://www.usna.edu/STEM/news/2014-09-26-best-practice.php


Summer Faculty Program

The Summer Faculty Research Program provides science and engineering faculty members from institutions of higher education the opportunity to participate in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and peers at U.S. Navy Laboratories for a 10-week period.

Expected benefits of the Summer Faculty Research Program

    • Broaden the scope and horizon of faculty member’s research interests and provide a foundation for future research collaborations
    • Access to equipment and other resources not available at their home institution
    • Provide an understanding of the Department of the Navy research interests and the technological implications thereof, thus enhancing the abilities of Fellows to pursue and obtain funding for research at their home institution
    • Foster lasting relationships between Fellows and the researchers at the Navy laboratories

Levels of Appointment

Three levels of appointment are available: Summer Faculty Fellow, Senior Summer Faculty Fellow, and Distinguished Summer Faculty Fellow. To qualify for appointment as a Senior Summer Faculty Fellow, the applicant must have at least six years (preferably more) of research experience in his/her field of expertise after earning a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. The applicant must present a substantial, significant documented record of research accomplishments and publications, particularly in refereed journals and books.

Eligibility

These programs are open to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who hold teaching or research appointments at U.S. colleges and universities. Some restrictions may apply to permanent residents regarding eligibility for a DoD security clearance. Security clearance and access requirements vary from laboratory to laboratory. Details can be obtained from the individual lab coordinators.

Stipend

Stipends range from $1,400 to $1,900 per week for the summer program. Each fellow will be reimbursed for expenses incurred on an optional pre-program visit to the sponsoring laboratory and one round-trip encompassing travel to the sponsoring laboratory at the beginning of the program and travel back to their home residence at the end of the program. Relocation assistance is provided to qualifying participants.

Contact

Mr. Anthony Smith
anthony.c.smith1@navy.mil

Website

For deadlines and additional information please visit:

https://www.onr.navy.mil/Education-Outreach/Summer-Faculty-Research-Sabbatical.aspx


The Sabbatical Leave Program

The Sabbatical Leave Program provides fellowship appointments to science and engineering faculty members from institutions of higher education to participate in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and peers at U.S. Navy Laboratories for a minimum of one semester to a maximum of one year.

Expected benefits of the Sabbatical Leave Program

      • Broaden the scope and horizon of faculty member’s research interests and provide a foundation for future research collaborations
      • Provide an understanding of the Department of the Navy research interests and the technological implications thereof, thus enhancing the abilities of Fellows to pursue and obtain funding for research at their home institution
      • Foster lasting relationships between Fellows and the researchers at the Navy laboratories

Eligibility

This program is open to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who hold teaching or research appointments at U.S. colleges and universities. Some restrictions may apply to permanent residents regarding eligibility for a DoD security clearance. Security clearance and access requirements vary from laboratory to laboratory. Details can be obtained from the individual lab coordinators.

Stipends

Participants in the Sabbatical Leave Program receive a monthly stipend making up the difference between salary and sabbatical leave pay from their home institution. Relocation and travel assistance are provided to qualifying participants.

Contact

Mr. Anthony Smith
anthony.c.smith1@navy.mil

Website

For deadlines and additional information please visit:

https://www.onr.navy.mil/Education-Outreach/Summer-Faculty-Research-Sabbatical.aspx


Young Investigator Program

The 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 commenced their first appointment on or after Nov. 1, 2007, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.

Proposals should address research areas described in the ONR Science and Technology Department section of ONR’s website (www.onr.navy.mil) for consideration by ONR program officers and division directors. Potential applicants may contact the point of contact for a specific technical area to discuss their research ideas. Brief informal preproposals may be submitted to facilitate these discussions.

Applicants must submit a research proposal and a supporting letter through the appropriate university officials. ONR makes awards to institutions, not to individuals. The research proposal should follow the format described in the broad agency announcement.

Proposals may request up to $170,000 per year for three years. These funds may be used for any reasonable costs related to the research, such as the salary for the young investigator, graduate student support, supplies and operating expenses. A young investigator may be request additional funds exceeding the $170,000 yearly amount for capital equipment for the first budget period based on the needs of the research. Requesting funds for capital equipment will not decrease the probability of receiving an award; additional support for equipment will be decided separately from award selections and will depend upon availability of funds.

Eligibility Requirements

Awards under this announcement will be made only to U.S. institutions of higher education that award degrees in science, engineering and/or mathematics. Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority institutions (MIs) are encouraged to submit proposals and join others in submitting proposals; however, no portion of this announcement will be set aside for HBCU and MI participation. Further, the principal investigator of a proposal must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident (on the date proposals are due), holding a first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent faculty position at that university. The term “national” of the United States includes a native resident of a possession of the United States, such as American Samoa.

Contact

Dr. Reginald G. Williams
reginald.g.williams@navy.mil

Website

For deadlines and additional information please visit:

https://www.onr.navy.mil/en/Science-Technology/Directorates/office-research-discovery-invention/Sponsored-Research/YIP.aspx

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