Navy Awarding up to $100K for Cutting-Edge Ideas, Technology


Have an innovative idea or technology for the Office of Naval Research? Then you could win up to $100,000 for further development.

This year, ONR will collect and review white papers for the Chief of Naval Research Challenge at the 2010 Naval Science & Technology Partnership Conference funding of up to $100K. To qualify, interested hopefuls should bring in their papers to the conference and submit them in person.

Those who are interested in submitting their ideas should follow the white paper format. White papers must include presentation title, author’s name, title, organization, phone and fax numbers, email and mailing addresses; applicable ONR department, or code, and point of contact; and a explanation of no more than 500 words.

Submissions should clearly indicate the program and/or research area individuals are addressing; describe their deliverable (e.g., study, prototype, proof-of-concept paper, etc.), approach and timeline; and outline how their idea supports the Naval Science and Technology Strategic Plan (along with any potential non-military applications, if applicable).

Once received, ONR will provide individuals with a receipt acknowledging their submission. Entries will be reviewed after the conference with all submissions evaluated based on individual merit, applicability, relation to naval energy and research needs. Concepts that do not fit in with ONR departmental needs will not be accepted.

The 2010 Naval Science & Technology Partnership Conference will be held Nov. 8-10, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.

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