Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Research Initiatives at The Naval Postgraduate School

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is interested in receiving proposals for research initiatives that offer potential for advancement and improvement in the NPS core mission of graduate education and research. Readers should note that this is an announcement to declare NPS’s solicitation in competitive funding of meritorious research initiatives across a spectrum of science and engineering, business, politics and public/foreign policy, operational and information sciences, and interdisciplinary disciplines that are in line with the NPS’s graduate education and research mission.

Prior to preparing white papers or full proposals, potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a NPS point of contact (POC) whose program and research efforts best match the Applicant’s field of interest. The academic and research programs links above can be used to locate an appropriate POC by exploring the information provided about faculty members in NPS’s schools, research institutes, and interdisciplinary centers and research groups

This announcement will remain open until 4:00 PM Pacific Time, 31 May 2021 or until replaced by a successor FOA. White papers and full proposals may be submitted at any time during this period. 

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

All responsible sources from U.S. academia, U.S. non-profit research institutions, U.S. laboratories outside of the Federal Government, and accredited foreign universities may submit proposals under this FOA.

University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) are eligible to submit proposals under this FOA unless precluded from doing so by their DoD UARC contract.

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 31, 2021