EAS Special Seminar
Abstract: The Department of Defense supports basic and applied research at universities and laboratories through the program offices of the three services: the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). In this talk, we focus on opportunities at the Office of Naval Research and provide an introduction to ONR sponsored programs. We provide an overview of the areas of interest to ONR and show how to find programs and program managers in these areas. In addition, we will cover similar information about ARO and AFOSR. Finally, we briefly discuss the process for DURIP and MURI funding as well as the VannevarBush Faculty Fellowship funding process.
Biography: Dr. Ellen Livingston manages the University Research Initiatives Program at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, VA. This program sponsors basic research through the Multidisciplinary Research Initiative, the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program, the Presidential Early Career Awards, as well as the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Program. From 2010 to 2014, she was the Associate Director for Ocean Science Research at ONR Global in London, UK. From 1996 to 2009, she served as the ONR Ocean Acoustics Program Manager, supporting high-quality, basic and applied research in underwater acoustics, including extensive at-sea experimental work. From 1985 to 1995, Dr. Livingston was an experimental research mathematician in the Acoustic Signal Processing branch of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. She has been a member of the NATO Scientific Committee of National Representatives in La Spezia, IT, a Visiting Scientist in the Department of Ocean Engineering at MIT, and is a Senior Member of the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society. She received her PhD in Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis.