ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- Office of Naval Research (ONR) is accepting applications now through Feb. 16 for the 2013 Summer Faculty Research Program, which teams researchers from institutions of higher education with peers at Navy laboratories throughout the country for a 10-week period between May and August.
Longstanding partnerships between the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and
academia have led to countless discoveries over the years, thanks in
part to programs that invite guest researchers into Navy laboratories
"This is a highly effective research program," said ONR Executive
Director Dr. Walter F. Jones, who himself took part in the program at
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base while serving on the faculty at the
University of Tennessee. "It is the perfect win-win opportunity for
research faculty to broaden the scope of their research and for the Navy
to build a foundation for future partnerships."
The other opportunity for partnership, the Sabbatical Leave Program,
provides college professors and researchers appointments to Navy
laboratories for periods ranging from one semester up to an entire year.
Applications for this program are due six months before the proposed
More than 100 researchers took part in the programs last year at
renowned locations such as the Naval Research Laboratory, as well as
other centers focused on space, medical, and undersea, surface and air
warfare research areas.
Overall, these programs help foster relationships between laboratories
across the "Navy Research Enterprise" and participants, who can leverage
newfound knowledge of the Navy in future research at their home
"I saw firsthand how these valuable programs help both the Navy and
participating researchers, who gain access to Navy equipment and
facilities and come away with a deeper understanding of the Navy and its
research goals," Jones said.
Faculty members from U.S. Department of Education-designated
Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Institutions,
American Indian Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Hispanic Serving
Institutions (HBCU/MI/TCU/HIS) are especially encouraged to apply.
To learn more, visit https://onroutreach-summer-faculty-research-sabbatical.com/frequently_asked_questions__faq.html.>