What is the purpose of NEEC?
A: NEEC provides research funding for relevant
research at academic institutions and provides
opportunities for students to participate in hands-on research during the
academic year to develop their technical skills.
What kind of student is NEEC seeking to
Students with the best opportunities to
succeed are pursuing an accredited technical degree and have a strong interest
in working for a Navy Lab or center.
Q: What kinds of degrees are desired by Navy labs?
A: NEEC is for students primarily seeking
Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from a variety of accredited science or
engineering programs. New employees also
get on-the-job training in technical fields that align to their disciplines and
level of education.
Q: How can academic institutions participate in
To start, research professors should prepare
a white paper to address a BAA topic. If
the white paper is of interest, a request for proposal will be made. The latest BAA topics and other guidance can
be found at www.fbo.gov
(type “NEEC” into the keyword search).
How can students participate in NEEC?
A: Students at an academic institution should
discuss participation with their advisors or professors – ask them to get
involved -- if they aren’t already!.
Q: Does NEEC provide opportunities for non-US
students, no. A major tenet for NEEC is
to hire graduating engineers and scientists that are able to obtain a security clearance only
available to US citizens. Research
faculty submitting white papers and proposals do not have to be U.S. citizens.
Q: Will the Navy provide formal training and
education after I become an employee?
A: Yes! Employees are encouraged continue training
and formal education through Navy
programs that provide funding for books