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    Department of the Navy - HBCU/MI Post-Doctoral Research Program

The Department of Navy’s (DoN) HBCU/MI Post-Doctoral (PD) Program provides a unique opportunity for recent graduates to pursue challenging research problems through a two-year funded program focused on discovery and the advancement of science and technology for applications relevant to the Department of Defense (DoD), DoN and the NRL.

Select PD candidates will engage with world-renowned scientist and engineers in Washington, D.C. to support discovery and innovation for naval defense applications. This two-year appointment provides an annual stipend, health benefits, travel and relocation costs.  The Post-Doctoral program tailors specific research projects with the intent on enhancing the candidate’s skill-set for careers in S&T with the potential for significant impacts in the scientific and global community.

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWCIAS) works jointly with the NRL HBCU/MI Program Director to co-administer the Post-Doctoral research programs on-line database and application process. Please refer to the TWC website and point-of-contact (POC) for more detailed information
Department of the Navy - HBCU/MI Post-Doctoral Program:
NRL Program Coordinator:
Paul Charles


Research Opportunities include (but are not limited to):
  • Graphical User Interface-Robotics Engineering
  • Microbattery and Miniature Power Source Designs
  • Protein Engineering and Therapeutic Enzyme Development
  • Image Processing and Data Interface
  • Microstructural Studies of Advanced Steels
  • Nanoparticle Characterization and Synthesis
  • Structural Biology and X-ray crystallography
  • Molecular Engineering of Bioconstructs for Chemical and Biotoxin Detection
  • Microbiotics: Engineering and Design
  • Meta-Proteomics and Mass Spectral-Based Proteome Profiling
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Novel Materials Joining Processes
  • Micro- and Nanofabrication Surface Design of Materials
  • Computational Design and Characterization of Materials
  • Engineering and Device Fabrication for Explosives Detection
  • Nanocrystalline Magnetic Materials for Power Electronics
  • Electrochemical Reduction Pathways of Nitroenergetics
  • Laser Processing of Biomaterials
  • Solar Energy Harvesting
  • Organic/Inorganic Molecular Imprinting
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance Analysis
  • Quantum Materials
  • Solar radio astronomy
  • Design and fabrication of III-V semiconductor-based optoelectronics Infrared detection and imaging
  • Electromicrobiology - molecular and synthetic biology to investigate and develop electrical capabilities in living bacteria