Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program FY 2021

Sponsor Deadline: 

Mar 26, 2021


DOD Defense Office of Naval Research ONR

UI Contact: 

Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program
Reference Number  N00014-21-S-F001
Deadline March 26, 2021

Eligibility:  The Principal Investigator of a proposal must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident (on the date proposals are due), holding a first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent faculty position at that university, and has received his/her PhD or equivalent degree on or after 01/01/2013. The term "national" of the United States includes a native resident of a possession of the United States, such as American Samoa. The term “tenure-track-equivalent” is explained on the ONR website:

Proposals addressing research areas (as described in the ONR Science and Technology Department section of ONR's website at which are of interest to ONR program officers will be considered. Contact information for each division (a subgroup of an S&T Department) is also listed within the S&T section of the website.Applicants are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to contact the appropriate Program Officer who is the point of contact for a specific technical area to discuss their research ideas. A list of most Program Officers and their contact information can be found at or at
Brief informal pre-proposals may be submitted to facilitate these discussions but are not required. Such discussions can clarify the content and breadth of the priority research areas and enhance the match between a subsequent proposal and Department of the Navy research needs. Please allow adequate time for such discussions with the ONR Program Officer. The brief informal pre-proposal should be emailed to the ONR Program Officer with on the cc: line.

An individual wishing to apply for the Young Investigator Program MUST submit a research proposal and at least one Letter of Support through the appropriate university officials to arrive in the UI Division of Sponsored Programs on or before March 19, 2021.