Arlington, Va. — The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has announced the recipients of the U.S. Navy’s 2008 Young Investigator Awards.
The Young Investigator Program is highly competitive. ONR received a total of 208 proposals. Twenty-seven proposals were selected for funding based on merit review by ONR program officers expert in the pertinent science and engineering fields.
ONR Young Investigators are considered among the best and brightest young academic researchers in the country. The awards recognize research achievements, potential for continued outstanding research efforts, and strong support and commitment from their respective universities and research institutions. Young Investigator Awards provide recipients with up to $100,000 a year for a period of three years with additional funding for equipment or collaborative research with a Navy lab.
ONR´s Young Investigator Program seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees within the past five years and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The objectives of this program are to attract outstanding faculty members of institutions of higher education to the Department of the Navy´s research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers.