Apr 28, 2020 | Atlanta, GA
The U.S. Office of Naval Research Global, based in Arlington, VA, has launched Global-X, a nine-month international science challenge worth up to $750,000 to encourage groundbreaking research from all over the world. The ONR coordinates, executes and promotes the science and technology programs of the US Navy and Marine Corps.
ONR Global welcomes researchers from academia and industry worldwide to form multinational and multidisciplinary teams to collaborate and submit white papers and proposals on revolutionary international research projects addressing the following challenge topics:
- Tailored material and manufacturing
- Multifunctional maritime films for persistent and survivable platforms and warfighters
- Object detection and identification in any medium (air, water, sand, earth)
“The objective of Global-X is to accelerate revolutionary research, bridging the gap between the science community’s academic work and warfighter needs,” said ONR Global Executive Officer Capt. Matt Farr. “Implementing a multinational team challenge will enable ONR Global to engage the world’s best researchers to create and demonstrate new capabilities that have never been done before. This will undoubtedly benefit all team members.”
Upon review of submitted papers, ONR Global will competitively select and fund revolutionary international research projects in the three above-listed challenge areas which are currently not addressed by the ONR's basic research portfolio.
“I’m excited about our Global-X Challenge and its tremendous potential for sparking new ideas and collaborating in a way that has never been done before,” said ONR Global Technical Director Dr. Rhett Jefferies. “ONR Global has worked with the brightest minds in the world for decades, and now we have the chance to help these experts connect with each other to explore what is possible in ways they may not have imagined within their own disciplines.
“We are confident that we will receive ambitious yet attainable cutting-edge ideas to potentially transfer to our fleet and the commercial market,” Jefferies continued.
Global-X officially launched with a webinar on April 23rd. This webinar was recorded and will be posted to a public Global-X website for subsequent review, along with supplemental information including a FAQ and helpful links.
A special notice with specific details about Global-X, including a white paper template, can be found at https://www.onr.navy.mil/work-with-us/funding-opportunities/special-notices.
Global-X Significant Dates and Times
· White Paper Submission Date: May 25, 2020, by 11:59 p.m. EDT
· Notification of White Paper Valuation: June 5, 2020, by 5 p.m. EDT
· Full Proposal Submission: July 13, 2020, by 11:59 p.m. EDT
· Notification of Selection: Full Proposals: July 31, 2020, by 5 p.m. EDT
· Grant Awards: Sept. 7, 2020, by 5 p.m. EDT
About the Office of Naval Research Global
The Office of Naval Research Global sponsors scientific efforts outside of the U.S., working with scientists and partners worldwide to discover and advance naval capabilities.
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