Summer Faculty Research Program and Sabbatical Leave Program
The Summer Faculty Research Program provides science and engineering faculty members from institutions of higher education the opportunity to participate in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and peers at U.S. Navy Laboratories for a 10-week period. The application process for the 2015 fiscal year begins Sept. 1, 2014.
The Sabbatical Leave Program provides fellowship appointments to science and engineering faculty members from institutions of higher education to participate in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and peers at U.S. Navy Laboratories for a minimum of one semester to a maximum of one year.
Program participants have an opportunity to establish continuing research relationships with the R&D personnel of the host laboratories which may result in sponsorship of the participant’s research at their home institutions.
Levels of Appointment and Terms
There are three levels of appointment: summer faculty fellow, senior summer faculty fellow and distinguished summer faculty fellow. Levels of appointment will be determined by a committee of scientists and engineers. Decisions of the committee are final.
Stipends range from $1,400 to $1,900 per week for the summer program. Each fellow will be reimbursed for expenses incurred on an optional pre-program visit to the sponsoring laboratory and one round-trip encompassing travel to the sponsoring laboratory at the beginning of the program and travel back to their home residence at the end of the program. Relocation assistance is provided to qualifying participants. At the discretion of the Navy lab, fellows may be allowed to bring a student (undergraduate or graduate) to the lab to assist with the summer research. The students' stipends will be comparable to those in the NREIP Program.
Participants in the Sabbatical Leave Program receive a monthly stipend making up the difference between salary and sabbatical leave pay from their home institution. Relocation and travel assistance are provided to qualifying participants.
Programs are residential and all work must be completed on site at the sponsoring U.S. Navy Laboratory.
Applications for the 2015 ONR Summer Faculty Research Program will be accepted Sept. 1, 2014, through Dec. 6, 2014. Applications for the Sabbatical Leave Program should be submitted six months prior to the start of the proposed sabbatical.
Eligibility and Security Requirement
These programs are open to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who hold teaching or research appointments at U.S. colleges and universities. Some restrictions may apply to permanent residents regarding eligibility for a DoD security clearance. Security clearance and access requirements vary from laboratory to laboratory. Details can be obtained from the individual lab coordinators.
Faculty members from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Institutions, American Indian Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI/TCU/HIS), as designated by the U.S. Department of Education, are especially encouraged to apply.
Housing availability varies and Navy host personnel may be able to assist participants in finding suitable housing.
For More Information:
ONR Education Program Director Anthony Smith
Point of contact: V. Nadine Daniel