The bulk of NSRP funding goes to soliciting, selecting and executing R&D projects

Project Solicitations

Below are the types of R&D project solicitations NSRP employs:

  • Research Announcement
  • Panel
  • Request for Information (RFI)


Project Selection

One of the primary responsibilities of the Executive Control Board is the selection of projects for funding award, which typically occurs on an annual basis:

Project Execution

Both Research Announcement and Panel projects are executed through the collaborative framework of the program:

  • Project Team
    • Perform technical work; complete/submit project deliverables
    • Coordinate/lead transfer of project results across industry
    • Conduct project review meetings
  • Extended Team
    • Serve as Program Technical Representative (PTR) — authorized to provide neutral project technical oversight and approve project deliverables
    • Assist with technology transfer and implementation of project results
    • Participate in project review meetings
  • NSRP Program Staff
    • Ensures project is on schedule and within budget
    • Provides contractual oversight
    • Acts as liaison between project team, PTR and Technical Warrant Holders
    • Participates in project review meetings
    • Facilitates technology transfer and implementation of project results

Click through to the Project Portfolio to learn more about current and completed NSRP Projects.

Project Transition

The objective of all NSRP projects is the transfer of the technologies, tools and processes developed across the industry, with the ultimate goal of implementation of final project results across the shipbuilding industry. Click through for more information on the transition of NSRP projects across the shipbuilding enterprise. 

Ad Hoc Groups

Funding is also set aside for Ad Hoc Groups, established to focus efforts on specific target areas in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry that may fall outside the NSRP project solicitation process or timeline. The collaborative framework of NSRP allows these ad hoc groups to quickly form, carry out their tasks and then disband when required actions are complete.