FY21 Research Funding Results - Funded Projects - Public List

Research Funding Results

These lists are currently provided for your convenience. However, this list display is not permanent. Therefore, you should familiarize yourself with searching for funded projects using the search options provided in the Topic Portal.

Funded Projects are Preliminary, contingent upon pending approvals.

Download a .PDF of the complete (post-TRB) Funded list sorted by: 

Naval Research Working Group Output:

  • FY21 IREF Submissions - Demand signal for NPS Research 
    • 398 Fleet Research Topics generated
    • 346 total IREFs submitted, $44.32M / $124K avg
      • Navy: 286 IREFs / $36.7M / $124K avg
      • Marine: 60 IREFs / $7.62M / $122K avg

Download a .PDF of the complete (post-TRB) Funded list sorted by: 

Download a .PDF of the complete (post-TRB) Funded list sorted by: 

*Funded = contingent upon a modification in project scope\budget. 

Principal Investigator (PI)

Principal Investigator (PI)

The PI is the person who has primary responsibility for the design, execution, and management of a sponsored research project and is named on the proposal to the sponsoring agency. The PI has the primary responsibility for the fulfillment of the Statement of Work.

Only eligible Naval Postgraduate School faculty participating in the mission of the NPS may submit proposals and act as PIs/PDs for sponsored projects. 

If you are a PI that had one or more IREFs validated and selected for funding you will be required to complete the following steps before funding will be authorized and established:

  1. Attend a mandatory NRP PI project expectations brief. 
  2. Develop a detailed NRP research project proposal and NRP budget through collaboration with the Topic Sponsor. 
  3. Complete PI/PD Annual Online Training
  4. Submit your completed analysis proposal documents to the NRP for review and funding determination using Coeus.

Full details, submission deadline and appropriate NRP templates for the current FY can be found on the Funding Guidance page of the NRP website.

NPS is dedicated to compliance in research.  

For more information about the compliance programs and requirements on campus visit the Research & Sponsored Programs' Research Compliance page: https://nps.edu/web/research/research-compliance

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Faculty Responsibilities During the Period of Performance

  1. Quarterly In-Progress Reviews (IPRs): Quarterly IPRs with the topic customer are required. You may complete/conduct the IPR in the forum of your preference (i.e. in-person, tele-conference, etc.).  The communication details (report, PowerPoint slides, etc.) should be sent to the NRP Program Office, NPS_NRP_POC@nps.edu. IPRs are the main form of project communication to the NRP and are critical for us to maintain technical visibility to NRP projects. 
    The IPRs provide status of the project and should include the following:
    • Status of the project, compared with the proposal projections
    • Any risk encounters or mitigation measures
    • Topic customer POC updates, as position assignments change
    • Updates to student or faculty researchers working on the project
  2. Budget Execution: The NPS NRP Office is responsible for funding and budget execution. PIs will be required to adhere to their budgeted spend plan and to communicate with the NRP immediatly regarding any deviations from their plan. PIs are also required to respond to NRP spend plan data calls in a timely manner when requested by the NRP. 
  3. Submit Deliverables:  PIs are responsible for submitting all final deliverables of the research project related to the research to the NRP Program Office by the end of the Period of Performance. (e.g. executive summary, project poster, final presentation, source code, student thesis, journal publications, etc.)
Important Dates

Important Dates

Download a .pdf of the full schedule of dates. Check back regularly; this schedule is updated frequently.

Proposal Packages

NRP Funded Research Topic - Detailed Topic Proposal & Budget Submission

Completed Research Proposals for FY21 are due by 23 SEP.

Researchers selected for funded projects should proceed through the following steps:

Budget Proposal Hints

Budget Proposal Hints

NRP specific budget requirements and recommendations for how Principal Investigators (PIs) can make the financial experience easier for themselves throughout the life of the project.

Budget Proposal Submissions - Official research proposal budgets must be submitted using the Coeus budget proposal tool. The NRP budget spreadsheet may be used for general planning purposes or budget/spend plan updates during the PoP only.

If financial expenditure questions arise during budget development or execution, PIs should consult with the NRP Sponsored Programs Financial Analyst (SPFA).

Indirect Costs - The NRP uses NR&DE funds, and indirect cost are not collected. The indirect rate is 0%.

How can the money be spent?  

  • NRP funds are RDT&E and are appropriated solely for specific selected NRP projects. There must be a logical relationship between funds spent and the selected NRP research project.
  • This money cannot be used for academic/curriculum support.
  • This money cannot be used for office supplies, printers or cell phones.
  • If expenditures are for Travel or Purchases that will be used for more than 1 research project, split accounting rules apply.
 
  • Indirect Costs - The NRP uses RDT&E funds, and indirect cost, standardly charged to Reimbursable projects outside the NRP, are not collected. The indirect rate is 0%.
  • Fringe (aka Acceleration or Fully Burdened Rate):  is always included in the cost of payroll regardless of how your payroll is being charged.  Fringe addresses the actual cost of benefits paid by the government for each employee (TSP, FERS, Medicare, FEGLI, TSP Matching, Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Vacation).  NPS recommends using 52.5% for projection purposes.
  • Overhead: The NRP takes a small percentage off the top of the annual budget to run the program - therefore no cost needs to be factored into each individual project budget.
  • Budget Allocation: Up to 5% of your budget may be allocated to travel. In extenuating circumstances up to 10% may be approved with additional justification and NRP Program Manager approval.
  • Allowed are: Travel for "this project related" data collections, meetings, and conferences.
  • Not allowed are: Travel for academic purposes, thesis development, or other research projects.
  • Justification: List travel expenses in the Coeus budget page. In the travel justification and the research proposal provide an explanation that aligns the trip with the deliverables cited in the research proposal.
  • Conferences: Limit 1 conference per project. Explain how the conference supports the deliverable.
  • Students: Student participation is highly encouraged, however, the travel must always align with the research. Travel requests must state how the travel applies to the associated research. Explain on the Student Worksheet how the travel, including thesis research, supports the deliverable of the project.  "For thesis research" is not sufficient.
  • List all employees who will be working on the project. If an employee is not listed on the proposal, payroll approval will be delayed as the SPFA will be required to obtain additional documentation from the PI.
  • Up to 5% of the project budget may be used as administrative staff support for both GS and contractors. Since the NRP has RDT&E funds, the PI will need to determine if their GS staff are able to charge to this type of money or not.
  • As of FY20 labor is charged using actual benefits but the average fully burdened rate x number of hours scheduled to work each month can be used for labor projection purposes. PI's should consult the Research and Sponsored Programs Office (RSPO) for the current rate. The NRP is exempt from other Indirect Costs. 
  • NRP funds are not appropriate for employee cash awards. All awards using NRP funds will be reversed upon detection.
  • Provide an explanation, in plain language, detailing how the purchase contributes to the tasks and deliverables of the project. Blanket terms such as "Mission Essential / Critical" are not to be confused with a valid justification.
  • Orders must be submitted early enough that they directly contribute to the project deliverable. The timeline for all acquisitions must be congruent with the projects period of performance. Acquisitions for computers, equipment, contracts and MIPRS are ONLY approved for the benefit of the selected NRP project. Therefore, the item must be ordered soon enough that it arrives early enough to contribute to the project deliverable.
  • Equipment Purchases: 
    • If you purchased equipment using NRP project funds in the last two years you will not be authorized to purchase similar equipment for your new FY NRP project. e.g. if you purchased a computer for an FY19 or FY20 NRP project you will be expected to use the same computer for your FY21 NRP project.
    • Items that cannot be purchased with NRP funds are: cell phones, cell phone services, printers, toners, office supplies that are for general use, furniture, and publications. (Please refer to the NRP office for NRP related publication expenses)

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