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NPS is a federally chartered graduate school whose function is to provide education to Naval officers and to conduct research in support of those curricular programs. If you have any questions about NPS or whether or not NPS faculty are eligible to compete for support from you agency, please contact us via the button below.

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A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) is an agreement between a Federal laboratory and a non-Federal party to perform collaborative research and development in any area that is consistent with the Federal laboratory’s mission. CRADAs are a frequently used mechanism for formalizing interactions and partnerships between private industry and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), and the only mechanism for receiving funds from non-Federal sources for collaborative work. Both parties to a CRADA may provide personnel, facilities, equipment, or other resources, but the government may not provide funding to non-federal entities under a CRADA.

Read more about CRADAs at NPS.

Technology Transfer

The Technology Transfer Program at the Naval Postgraduate School was initiated in response to legislation passed to encourage the transfer of federally funded technologies to the private sector. The primary objectives of the Technology Transfer Program at NPS are to initiate partnerships with industry and/or academia, license existing technologies, and encourage and assist faculty and staff to transfer newly developed technologies to the private sector.

Read more about Tech Transfer at NPS.


Learn more about our MOUs and MOAs - information coming soon!

STEM Internships

NPS nurtures a web of partnerships with almost 40 educational, research and governmental organizations in the greater Monterey Bay Area and throughout the nation.  For more information about the STEM program and internship opportunities visit the STEM website.

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Memo from the Dean of Research on working with NPS Faculty (1 June 2020)

Technology Transfer Program

Funding Opportunities/Grants available to other Universities.

STEM Internships