Basic and Applied Scientific Research

Basic and Applied Scientific Research

Number: 12.300
Agency: Department Of Defense
Office: Department Of The Navy, Office Of The Chief Of Naval Research

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
12.300 Basic and Applied Scientific Research

Federal Agency (030):
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

Authorization (040):
Public Law 79-588, 10 U.S.C. 5150-5153; Public Law 87-651, 10 U.S.C. 2358, as amended; Public Law 97-86, 31 U.S.C. 6304.

Objectives (050):
To support basic and applied research at educational or research
institutions, which has a potential for leading to the improvement of
naval operations, and to support training and stimulation of future
researchers in science and engineering disciplines.

Types of Assistance (060):
Project Grants.

Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Basic and applied research in the physical, mathematical, environmental,
engineering and life sciences providing knowledge necessary for the
Navy to make informed decisions about further exploratory development to
provide the technology base from which naval capabilities are drawn.
Partial support of symposia in the listed disciplines. Programs to
encourage careers in science and engineering by supporting outstanding
graduate, undergraduate and high school students pursuing studies in
areas of naval concern. Programs to increase science and engineering
graduates from under-represented minority groups. Programs providing
means for universities to buy major, high-cost research equipment.

Eligibility Requirements (080)

Applicant Eligibility (081):
Private/public educational institutions; other private/public nonprofit
organizations which are operated primarily for scientific, educational,
or similar purposes in the public interest, and are not organized
primarily for profit. Grants cannot be awarded to individuals.
Eligibility requirements for Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) training
and research instrumentation/ equipment programs are also described in
the ONR publication “Guide to Programs”.

Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Private/public educational institutions; other private/public nonprofit
organizations which are operated primarily for scientific, educational
or similar purposes in the public interest, and are not organized
primarily for profit. Grants cannot be awarded to individuals.

Credentials/Documentation (083):
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular Nos. A-21,
A-87, A-88, and A-122 and Subpart 31.2 of the Federal Acquisition
Regulation applicable to commercial firms and those nonprofits exempted
from OMB Circular No. A-122. The administrative requirements of OMB
Circular Nos. A-102, A-110, A-128 and A-133 apply. Patents, inventions
and rights in technical data and computer software are subject to 48 CFR
227 and 252, as amended, and 37 CFR 401.14.

Application and Award Process (090)

Preapplication Coordination (091):
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedures (092):
This program is subject to OMB Circular No. A-110. All eligible
private/public educational institutions and other private/public
nonprofit organizations may submit proposals in response to the relevant
Broad Agency Announcement published annually in the Federal Business
Opportunities (www.fedbizopps.gov) Information regarding areas of
scientific interest and points of contact is contained in the ONR “Guide
to Programs”. Application and award procedures for ONR’s training and
research instrumentation/equipment programs is also contained in
separate brochures describing these programs.

Award Procedure (093):
Award decisions will be based on a competitive selection of proposals
resulting from a peer and/or scientific review. Evaluations will use the
criteria contained in the relevant Broad Agency Announcement. If
selected for award, the proposal is incorporated into a grant document
and the applicant agrees to perform the research described therein.

Deadlines (094):
Proposals may be submitted at any time during a year period from the
date of publication of the Broad Agency Announcement in the Commerce
Business Daily.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Awards may be made at any time throughout the year for which funding is authorized.

Appeals (096):
None.

Renewals (097):
Reapplication with new proposal is permitted.

Assistance Consideration (100)

Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Funding will reflect period of performance and may be awarded incrementally.

Post Assistance Requirements (110)

Reports (111):
Grantee is expected to publish or otherwise make results of work
publicly available. Copies of reports are furnished by the grantee to a
prescribed list of addressees (as set forth in the grant), which
includes the Defense Technical Information Center. Subsequent
distribution to DoD agencies and their contractors is made by DTIC on a
request basis.

Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised,
June 27, 2003), “Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit
Organizations,” nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of
$500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a
program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities
that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from
Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in OMB
Circular No. A-133.

Records (113):
Each grantee will maintain accounting records which will permit determination that the funds were used for the grant purposes.

Financial Information (120)

Account Identification (121):
17-1319-0-1-051 (Office of Naval
Research).

Obligations (122):
FY 07 est $480,000,000; FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est not reported. Note: No current information provided by Agency.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
$1,000 to $15,000,000. Average: $110,907.

Program Accomplishments (130):
None.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
ONR website www.our.navy.mil. This site lists the points of contact within the various scientific disciplines.

Information Contacts (150)

Regional or Local Office (151) :
Not applicable.

Headquarters Office (152):
Office of Naval Research, 800 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA
22217-5000. Contact: ONR 22. Telephone: (703) 696-2570. FTS is not
available.

Website Address (153):
http://www.onr.navy.mil.

Regional or Local Office:
Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:
Office of Naval Research, 800 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA
22217-5000. Contact: ONR 22. Telephone: (703) 696-2570. FTS is not
available.

General Information

Assistance Types:
B – PROJECT GRANTS

Applicant Eligibilty:
20 – Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of
higher education and hospitals)/42 – Higher Education (includes
Research)
20 – Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes
institutions of higher education and hospitals)/66 – Science and
Technology
21 – Other public institution/organization/42 – Higher Education (includes Research)
21 – Other public institution/organization/66 – Science and Technology
36
– Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of
higher education and hospitals)/42 – Higher Education (includes
Research)
36 – Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes
institutions of higher education and hospitals)/66 – Science and
Technology
38 – Other private institutions/organizations/42 – Higher Education (includes Research)
38 – Other private institutions/organizations/66 – Science and Technology

Beneficiary Eligibilty:
20 – Public nonprofit institution/organization, 21 – Other public
institution/organization, 36 – Private nonprofit
institution/organization, 38 – Other private institution/organization


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