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Office of Naval Research (ONR), will give a presentation about ONR interests and working with ONR.

Schuette leads the Office of Research, which manages a number of basic and applied research programs including the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), Basic Research Challenge, and Young Investigator Program (YIP). His office also oversees the Summer Faculty Research and Sabbatical Leave programs for eligible science and engineering faculty members.

When: Tuesday, March 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Blount Hall, Room A004

Schuette’s talk promises to offer valuable insights on U.S. Navy research priorities as well as means to engage with ONR. All interested faculty are invited to attend.

Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring a two-day Proposers’ Event on June 22-23, 2016near Washington, DC to prepare for an upcoming solicitation. As part of this event, invited principle investigators (PIs) will have an opportunity to meet individually with a program manager to discuss their research ideas. To be considered, a PI must submit a one-page white paper by March 31.
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Naval Science and Technology Expo in February, where over 2,500 representatives from government, industry, and academia gathered to discuss key ONR programs and new research opportunities.

Six faculty members from the University of Tennessee were among those in attendance. Most of them were invited to meet with ONR program managers to present ideas for future research projects. In addition to engaging program managers one-on-one, faculty also received information about the direction of various ONR research programs, including key scientific challenges.
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