Navy Hikes New Investigators Awards

For scientists who earned their doctoral degrees after Dec. 1, 1984, the Office of Naval Research now offers an even bigger Young Investigator Award. ONR will award about a dozen grants of at least $75,000 per year to young tenure-track scientists who are not already holding ONR contracts. The previous awards were limited to $50,000. Applicants can submit proposals to any of ONR’s 13 divisions. The award can cover salary, equipment, graduate student support, and indirect costs, and can be supplemented with up to $60,000 in matching funds. ONR will match on a two-for-one basis as much as $20,000 that the investigator receives from other Navy sources. In past years, ONR would match up to $40,000.

A total of 300 scientists typically apply; award rates vary from division to division. Young Investigator Award applicants must submit their research proposals to the appropriate ONR division director...

Interested in reading more?

Become a Member of

Receive full access to digital editions of The Scientist, as well as TS Digest, feature stories, more than 35 years of archives, and much more!
Already a member?