Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering
The ONR seeks proposals for developing existing or innovative solutions that directly support the development and maintenance of a robust STEM workforce. The goal of any proposed effort should be to provide solutions that will establish and maintain a diverse pipeline of U.S. citizens who are interested in uniformed or civilian DoN (or Navy and Marine Corps) STEM related workforce opportunities. While this announcement is relevant for any stage of the STEM pipeline, funding efforts will be targeted primarily towards the future DoN (naval) STEM workforce in High Schools, all categories of Post-Secondary institutions, the STEM research enterprise, and efforts that enhance the current naval STEM workforce and its mission readiness. Efforts may encompass a spectrum of project sizes from exploratory pilots to large-scale regional or national initiatives. The technical content of any idea must establish naval relevance within the broad scope of key engineering and scientific areas as outlined in the Naval S&T Strategic Plan, or such as our National Naval Responsibilities (see ONR website), or any identified gaps in workforce needs. Specific audience priority areas may include, but not be limited to, military dependent children, education systems integral to the naval science and technology enterprise, and veteran initiatives that improve education outcomes and connections to naval STEM careers. While not a formal requirement or program focus of this FOA, applicants are strongly encouraged to consider under-represented populations including women and minorities in project plans. (See attachment for full description)
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Defense
Office: DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL RESEARCH
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
All responsible sources from academia, the nonprofit sector, and industry may submit proposals under this FOA. Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDCs), including Department of Energy National Laboratories, are not eligible to receive awards under this FOA. However, teaming arrangements between FFRDCs and eligible principal bidders are allowed so long as they are permitted under the sponsoring agreement between the Government and the specific FFRDC. DoN laboratories and warfare centers as well as other Department of Defense and civilian agency laboratories are also not eligible to receive awards under this FOA and should not directly submit either white papers or full proposals in response to this FOA. If any such organization is interested in the program described herein, the organization should contact ONR STEM Program Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss potential projects. As with FFRDCs, these types of Federal organizations may team with other responsible sources from academia, non-profits, and industry that are submitting proposals under this FOA. University Affiliated Research Centers (UARC) are eligible to submit proposals under this FOA unless precluded from doing so by their Department of Defense UARC contracts.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $1.00 to $250,000.00