FY 21 Department of Navy (DON) Science,Technology, Engineering & Mathematic (STEM), Education and Workforce Program

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving a broad range of proposals for augmenting existing and/or developing innovative solutions that directly maintain, and/or cultivate a diverse, world-class Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce to maintain the U.

S. Navy and Marine Corps’ technological superiority.

The goal of proposed efforts must provide solutions that establish, build, and/or maintain STEM educational pathways of U. S. citizens directly relevant to the needs of Department of Navy’s (DON) current and future workforce.As the capacity of the DON Science and Technology (S&T) workforce is interconnected with the STEM education system, DON recognizes the need to support efforts that can jointly improve STEM student outcomes and align educational and outreach efforts with Naval S&T current and future workforce needs.

This announcement explicitly encourages programs that improve the capacity of education systems and communities to create impactful STEM educational experiences for students of all ages and the naval related workforce.

Programs must aim to increase engagement in naval relevant STEM, and enhance the corresponding skills, knowledge, and abilities of participants.

ONR encourages applicants to utilize current STEM educational research for informing program design and advancing STEM careers and opportunities of naval relevance.See full text of announcement for additional information
Agency: Department of Defense

Office: Office of Naval Research

Estimated Funding: $12,000,000

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All responsible sources from academia, non-profit organizations, and industry (for-profit) organizations may submit white papers under this FOA.

Foreign entities will not be considered.

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 applicants are allowed so long as they are permitted under the sponsoring agreement between the Government and the specific FFRDC.

Navy laboratories, military universities, and warfare centers as well as other DoD and civilian agency laboratories are also not eligible to receive awards under this FOA and must not submit either white papers or applications in response to this FOA.

If any such organization is interested in a partnership with a proposed project from eligible institution, the organization may contact the Naval STEM Coordination Office (NSCO), DON_STEM_grants@navy.mil, to discuss potential projects.

The subject line of the email shall read “N00014-21-S-F004 Potential Project Inquiry.” As with FFRDCs, these types of Federal organizations may team with eligible applicants that are submitting white papers under this FOA.

University Affiliated Research Centers (UARC) are eligible to submit white papers under this FOA unless precluded from doing so by their DoD UARC contract.

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