The Discovery and Invention portfolio makes broad investments in basic and applied research that will increase fundamental knowledge, foster opportunities for breakthroughs and provide technology options for future naval capabilities and systems. Discovery and Invention programs nurture creativity and seek a balance between risk, opportunity and potential naval impact.
Maturing New Talent
ONR's Office of Research is committed to maintaining the health of the defense scientist and engineer workfoce. By investing in the future workforce, ONR helps to ensure the continued U.S. advantage in intellectual capital. As part of its efforts, the Office of Research is participating in the STEM2Stern dialogues to identify and attract young scientists.