Funding Opportunity Announcement FY2020 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP)

Investigator Program (YIP).

ONR's Young Investigator Program 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, who have received their PhD or equivalent degree on or after

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01 January 2012, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.

The objectives of this program are to attract outstanding faculty members of Institutions of Higher Education (hereafter also called "universities") to the Department of the Navy's Science and Technology (S&T) research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers.

Individuals who are holding U. S. non-profit equivalent positions are encouraged to apply.Proposals addressing research areas (as described in the ONR Science and Technology Department section of ONR's website at which are of interest to ONR program officers will be considered.

Contact information for each division (a subgroup of an S&T Department) is also listed within the S&T section of the website.Applicants are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to contact the appropriate Program Officer who is the point of contact for a specific technical area to discuss their research ideas.

A list of most Program Officers and their contact information can be found at: or at: informal pre-proposals may be submitted to facilitate these discussions but are not required.

Such discussions can clarify the content and breadth of the priority research areas and enhance the match between a subsequent proposal and Department of the Navy research needs.

Please allow adequate time for such discussions with the ONR Program Officer.

The brief informal pre-proposal should be emailed to the ONR Program Officer and a carbon copy (cc) emailed to individual wishing to apply for the Young Investigator Program MUST submit a research proposal and at least one letter of support through the appropriate university officials.

Refer to Section II.


1. “Evaluation Criteria” regarding the importance of the letter(s) of support in the overall evaluation criteria and Section II.


“Application and Submission Information” regarding its content.

Applications received without at least one letter of support will be considered incomplete and will not be considered for award.

The research proposal should follow the format described in FOA Section II.


“Application and Submission Information.”The ONR YIP is a single principal investigator (PI) award.

Co-principal investigators (Co-PIs) are not allowed.
Related Programs

Basic and Applied Scientific Research

Department Of Defense

Agency: Department of Defense

Office: Office of Naval Research

Estimated Funding: $13,075,000

Who's Eligible

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Awards under this FOA will be made only to U. S. Institutions of Higher Education which award degrees in science, engineering, or mathematics.

U. S. non-profit organizations operating primarily for scientific and educational services may also submit proposals.

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, that has received his/her PhD or equivalent degree on or after 01 January 2012.

The term "national" of the United States includes a native resident of a possession of the United States, such as American Samoa.The term “tenure-track-equivalent” is explained on the ONR website:

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