The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) sponsors Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs at a number of NSWC laboratories. The program is designed to significantly increase the involvement of creative and highly trained scientists and engineers from academia and industry to scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy.
The Naval Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs provide between forty (40) and fifty (50) new postdoctoral appointments per year. Fellows are competitively selected on the basis of their overall qualifications and technical proposals addressing specific areas defined by the host Navy laboratories. The selected participants will work in a unique Navy laboratory environment, while interacting with senior laboratory scientists and engineers.
Selection of Participants
Fellowship awards will be based upon the technical quality and relevance of the proposed research, recommendations by the Navy laboratories or centers, academic qualifications, reference reports, and availability of funds.
You will then need to contact the research facility at which you are interested in working in order to develop a suitable research proposal. Proposals developed closely with the proposed host facility stand the greatest chance of success in the selection process. The 5-10 page proposal should be prepared addressing a problem of mutual interest to the applicant and the Navy research facility. Since the proposal is a basic component of the application, it should be a concise, well-written statement of the proposed research.
The research proposal should present the goals of the proposed research endeavor and should set forth plans to achieve them. A clear objective of the research and the results that will be delivered will be an important criteria. Background material, such as previous studies done, and motivation for the proposed research should also be included. The approach planned should be stated in order to understand the direction of the research. A time frame for the research should be proposed and the importance and benefits to the Navy should be explained.
Official Transcripts are required for each level (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral) of education. Transcripts should be sent to ASEE projects office.
Competitive stipends are offered depending on the research field and the host laboratory. Candidates judged to have truly exceptional qualifications and experience will be considered for higher stipends up to a maximum of $74,000.
Awards are for one year, and are renewable for a second and third year, given satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Job-related injury or death will be covered by insurance. A group health insurance program is provided for participants (paid for by the fellowship) and optional for dependents (paid for by participant).
Relocation and Travel
A travel and relocation allowance will be paid. The amount will be determined by negotiation based on the personal situation of each participant. Funds will be made available for limited professional travel, provided such travel is recommended and approved by the host laboratory and approved by ASEE.
Obligation to the Government
A Naval Postdoctoral Fellow does not incur any formal obligation to the government of the United States. However, the objectives of this program will be best served if the Fellow pursues research or teaching in disciplines meeting the continuing needs of naval
technology. Fellows must devote their time to the approved research program and must be in-residence at the sponsoring laboratory during the entire period of the award. No additional monetary aid or other remuneration may be accepted from another appointment, fellowship, or similar grant during the period of the award.
Naval Postdoctoral Fellows are encouraged to publish in open literature. Credit should be given to the naval lab in which they did their research for publications resulting from research conducted at Navy facilities.
Deadline: Applications are accepted and processed on an on-going basis.
To apply to the fellowship program, go here http://asee.org/fellowships/nrl/apply.cfm
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.