Summer Faculty and Sabbatical Leave Program

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.

Stipends:
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.

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.

Website: https://onroutreach-summer-faculty-research-sabbatical.com/