Important Dates

Important Dates


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Announcements


Announcements


| 29 Jun 2021 - FY20 NRP Annual Report Published |

In FY20, $10.8M, in funding distributed, which translated into 89 (85 represented in this report) distinct U.S. Navy and Marine Corps projects that cover the entire Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) staff, Fleet Forces (FF), Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN (RDA)), Strategic Systems Programs (SSP), and Marine Corps functional organizations...


30 Jun 2020 - NAVAL RESEARCH PROGRAM MILLS MEDAL NOMINATIONS (2nd Annual - CY2021)

To all NRP Topic Sponsors Past and Present,

Please see the attached nomination form for the Mills Medal.

The Mills Medal was founded through the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Foundation to recognize research, analysis, or service conducted under the auspices of the Naval Research Program (NRP) that had a meritorious or conspicuous impact to a Headquarters or Fleet organization. The Foundation is in possession of the medals, certificates, and an endowment has been established to support an annual cash prize of $1000. This medal applies to all NPS Faculty (present and former), NRP funded Primary Investigators/Researchers.

For CY2021 consideration, submissions must be received by: 31 March 2021 (extended).

Please send completed nomination forms to: nps_nrp_poc@nps.edu


16 Jun 2020 - CONGRATULATIONS PROFESSOR KYLE LIN - CY2020 NRP MILLS MEDAL RECIPIENT

Dear Colleagues:

We are very honored to announce that Professor Kyle Lin, from the Operations Research Department, has been selected as the recipient of the Mills Medal for Calendar Year 2020. Please click here to see the announcement.

Regards,

Robert F. Dell, PhD.
Acting Provost and Academic Dean
Naval Postgraduate School


28 JAN 2020 - NAVAL RESEARCH PROGRAM MILLS MEDAL NOMINATIONS (2nd Annual - CY2021)

To all NRP Topic Sponsors Past and Present,

Please see the attached nomination form for the Mills Medal.

The Mills Medal was founded through the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Foundation to recognize research, analysis, or service conducted under the auspices of the Naval Research Program (NRP) that had a meritorious or conspicuous impact to a Headquarters or Fleet organization. The Foundation is in possession of the medals, certificates, and an endowment has been established to support an annual cash prize of $1000. This medal applies to all NPS Faculty (present and former), NRP funded Primary Investigators/Researchers.

For CY2021 consideration, submissions must be received by: 15 March 2020 (extended).

Please send completed nomination forms to: nps_nrp_poc@nps.edu


15 JAN 2021 - We are pleased to announce the first annual Deckplate Innovation Study Challenge (DISC)!!

For the FY22 DISC, we are accepting research topic submissions that focus on: "How Current Technology can..."

Simplify or improve operations Save material and property
Save time required to accomplish a task Save manpower or money
Speed up production Promote health
Increase output and enhance productivity Increase safety

Challenge winners will have the opportunity to meet and partner with the respective Fleet Science Advisor and NPS Faculty Member selected to conduct their study. Learn more...


2 AUG 2018 - NRP research project funding recommendations for FY19 announced. Final approval is conditional on the review by the Analytic Council, the BA6 review for appropriateness of study funds, and the outcome of a possible Congressional Mark against Navy RDT&E funds.  We highlight these conditions as we have to work through these issues with the Navy Analytic Office (NAO) and the N1. Completed research proposal packages are due by 5. We will keep you updated on the status of the reviews and FY19 funding as it becomes available. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Contact: nps_nrp_poc@nps.edu


Aug 2015 - FY16 Budget Cut: Because the FY16 budget has been cut significantly from $12M to about $9M, FY16 projects will be authorized 2 years to perform their work. To execute this, we are asking PIs to budget about 1/3 of their overall budget in Year 2 (FY17). Please plan for your FY16 accounts to be fully spent by 9/30/16, and then a new account will be provided the following year using FY17 funds. This strategy enables the program to continue to fund as many projects as possible while not overspending the FY16 budget.

A Message from the Dean of Research...

Dear Colleagues:

As you are aware, the NPS Naval Research Program (NRP) has suffered cuts to its budget in FY15 and beyond due to our slow overall execution rate compared with the 90%-expended-in-year-1 expectation. The FY16 budget was cut significantly because of this from $12M down to about $9M, although that $3M cut is programmed to be restored over the FY17 to FY19 period.

Rather than drastically reducing the number of new starts in FY16, it was decided by the members of the Technical Review Board, with support from our Comptroller and my office, that we will keep the number of new starts at the $12M level but split the project funding across the FY16 and FY17 fiscal years. This has the dual benefit of starting more projects and ensuring that we will meet the 90% expenditure requirement in FY16.

What does this mean for you? It means that most of your projects will need to extend into FY17. On average, everyone will need to place about 1/3 of their project funding in year 2 (i.e., in FY17). To implement this spend strategy, you will need to submit two separate budgets; one for FY16 and one for FY17. No carryover or extensions of the FY16 funds will be granted because of the 90% execution requirement. Therefore, please provide a FY16 spend plan that is attainable based on the support you have available today. The revised spending plan templates are available on the NRP website.

The Topic Sponsor must be informed and agreeable to the later date on the deliverable. If the Topic Sponsor is not amenable to a later deliverable date, or if the project itself will experience unreasonable difficulties based on the extended timeline, please contact the NRP Program manager (Mr. Rod Abbott, rpabbott@nps.edu, 832-656-2579) for further consideration.

To accommodate this added complexity in budgeting, the FY16 PIs will be given an extra week to develop their proposals. Please submit your fully developed and fully signed FY16 NRP proposal package by September 4th to NPS_NRP_POC@nps.edu. If you have any questions about your budgets, please contact the NRP program office.

Sincerely,

Jeff Paduan

Dean of Research
Jeffrey D. Paduan, Code 04            (831) 656-3350; 2038/FAX
Naval Postgraduate School             paduan@nps.edu
Monterey, CA  93943                       http://www.oc.nps.edu/~paduan/

 

Events: Upcoming Events

Current & Upcoming Events


07 Jun-07 Jul: NRP Distributes IREF Package to Topic Sponsor Leads for Review & Prioritization

IREF Prioritization - Just prior to the TRB, approved IREFs are sent to the sponsoring organization's Topic Sponsor Lead/TRB representative. The Topic Sponsor Lead then coordinates with their organization to internally prioritize the approved IREFs. During the review and prioritization phase leading up to the TRB, individual Topic Sponsors should coordinate with their TRB Lead to discuss (advocate) the importance of the research and answer any questions the TRB Lead may have. At this time organizations may also choose to co-sponsor a project or move a project to another sponsor as appropriate for the naval mission.

04 Aug: FY22 Topics Review Board (TRB) Meeting - By invitation only.

Navy and Marine Corps Topics Review Board (TRB) - The TRB is the Navy/Marine Corps entity for prioritization and approval of research requirements. The TRB consists of at least one representative from NAVY: ASN (RDA), N1, N2/N6, N3/N5, N4, N7, N8, N9, and Fleet Forces Command; MARINE CORPS: HQMC AVN, HQMC DCI, HQMC I&L, HQMC M&RA, HQMC PP&O, HQMC P&R, HQMC CD&I, COMMARFORCOM and MARCORSYSCOM. Topics with approved Initial Research Estimate Forms (IREFS) are represented at the TRB by a senior representative of one of these organizations as appropriate. These organizations will represent Topic Sponsors for projects undertaken within the NPS NRP or comprise the majority of Navy/Marine Corps analysis. They will review, validate, prioritize, and recommend assignment of NPS NRP resources to research projects in order to address specific Navy/Marine Corps research requirements. The TRB will verify that proposed research is relevant, not duplicative, and is tied to strategic guidance.