Booz Allen Hamilton Colloquium: "Sponsorship of Scientific Research in a Competitive Environment"
Booz Allen Hamilton Distinguished Colloquium in Electrical and Computer Engineering
"Sponsorship of Scientific Research in a Competitive Environment"
Dr. Lawrence Schuette
Office of Naval Research
In this talk I will explain the various sponsorship models used by the National Science Foundation, Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Office of Naval Research. Each organization has a different purpose and funding model: understanding these will assist in maximizing the effectiveness of Principal Investigator engagement. I will also discuss how to "open the door" to funding and share successful strategies. Finally, I will provide an overview of ONR, speak to current interests at ONR and funding opportunities that will be available in Fiscal Year 2015.
Dr. Schuette is the Director of Research at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, VA. As the senior civilian responsible for Research at ONR, he oversees the basic and applied research investments which increase fundamental knowledge, foster opportunities for breakthroughs and provide technology options for future naval capabilities and systems. Dr. Schuette entered the Senior Executive Service in July 2007. He started his career as a research scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) working in the Acoustics, Information Technology and Tactical Electric Warfare Divisions. Prior to joining ONR, Dr. Schuette also served as head of the Innovative Systems Subgroup of the OSD Technical Joint Cross Service Group during the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). He also served as Deputy Chief of the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) Laboratory Board and as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. Dr. Schuette received his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering from The Catholic University of America. He is a 2008-2009 MIT Center for International Studies Seminar XXI Fellow and a Level III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) S&T Manager. Dr. Schuette’s awards include the Secretary of Defense’s award for Exceptional Civilian Service, the Department of the Navy Superior Senior Service Award, the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Naval Unit Commendation, the Naval Meritorious Unit Commendation and the American Red Cross Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action.