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How to Apply

This section includes resources to help you understand how to apply for an ONR contract or grant. Before you submit a proposal for an ONR award, make sure you understand ONR's policies on conflicts of interest.

Before you can do business with the Office of Naval Research, Department of Navy, Department of Defense and other federal agencies, you may need to obtain certain credentials.

Learn how to submit a winning proposal to the Office of Naval Research.

Universities, nonprofits and commercial entities may submit grant proposals to enter into a contractual relationship with the Office of Naval Research.

Learn how ONR protects against organizational conflicts of interest and helps ensure human subject research supported by the Department of Navy complies with federal regulations.

For questions, please contact:

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to inquiries related to using FedConnect for white paper and proposal submissions for ONR contracts and grants.

For inquiries regarding contracts, please email Lynn Christian at

For inquiries regarding grants, please email Veronica Lacey at