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NSRP Proposal Writing Workshop

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) is hosting a Proposal Writing Workshop on Wednesday, October 27 at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, NC. The Proposal Writing Workshop is a public workshop tailored to potential proposers for the NSRP Research Announcement Solicitation issued on September 24, 2010. Those interested in attending the workshop will need to register in advance of the workshop commencement.  Attendance can be in-person or via webinar. For logistics and virtual attendance information: http://www.nsrp.org/Solicitation/proposal_workshop_logistics.pdf  

National Shipbuilding Research Program Issues Pre-Solicitation Notice

In advance of the next National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Research Announcement, which the Executive Control Board plans to issue in the June 1, 2012, timeframe, a pre-solicitation notice has been issued. The Research Announcement will solicit summary proposals to respond to priorities in the program’s Strategic Investment Plan, including areas of particular interest which will be identified in the Research Announcement. The overall strategy for the Pre-Solicitation period involves dissemination of the revised proposal preparation, submission and selection processes, and the creation of opportunities for potential project team members to engage with one another and with industry representatives on possible R&D project ideas.

NSRP Abstract Proposals Due October 25, 2010

Below is a link to the National Shipbuilding Research Program Abstract Submission Form. Each abstract is to include a cover sheet that contains the project title and point of contact, and up to three additional pages. As mentioned in the NSRP Research Announcement, abstract submissions are required prior to submitting proposals; however, submitting an abstract does not bind anyone to submitting a proposal. The deadline for abstract submittal is October 25, 2010. PLEASE NOTE: a number will be automatically assigned to each abstract submitted that MUST BE REFERENCED ON THE CORRESPONDING PROPOSAL if submitted. Please see the Solicitation Information page on the NSRP website for further details.

Shipbuilding: $13.3 Mln Awarded for R&D Projects

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The National Shipbuilding Research Program’s (NSRP) Executive Control Board has selected a new round of research and development (R&D) projects aiming to spur technology advancements in order to reduce costs associated with shipbuilding and ship repair in the U.S. The seven projects – valued at over $13.3 million, including cost share – were selected from those proposed in response to research announcement issued in July 2017, and are outlined below. Objective: The primary goal…

NSRP Approves $2.5 Million for Cost-Saving Projects

The NSRP logo (Photo: NSRP).

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Executive Control Board selected 17 new research and development projects for award as part of the NSRP’s core mission to reduce the costs associated with Navy shipbuilding and repair. The projects, totaling approximately $2.5 million, will be executed through the 10 NSRP Ship Production Panels, which serve as the program’s primary public forum for industry-wide networking, technology transfer and best-practice sharing. For more information, please visit www.nsrp.org.  

NSRP Conference: R&D Proposal Submission

National Shipbuilding Research Program - 2012 Proposers Conference - Post-Meeting Information. The National Shipbuilding Research Program held the 2012 Proposers Conference on Tuesday, April 24th, at SCRA in Charleston, SC, as well as online via GoToWebinar. The conference provided an overview of the NSRP R&D proposal submission and selection processes in anticipation of Research Announcement (RA) 11-01. Conference Q&As can be found on the NSRP website. The participant list will…

NSRP Research Calls for Project Proposals

The National Shipbuilding Research Program Executive Control Board has approved release of a Research Announcement for project proposals to support the Program goal of reducing the cost of building and maintaining U.S.Navy ships. The value of the project portfolio to be selected will depend on final Fiscal Year 2010 budget decisions, but is expected to be in the $10m to $12m range. Unlike previous NSRP solicitations, this cycle will include mandatory submission of short project proposal abstracts. Further details will be included in the Research Announcement which will be released on Monday, October 12, 2009.

National Shipbuilding Research Program Will Hold Conference

The National Shipbuilding Research Program logo.

The National Shipbuilding Research Program will be holding a Proposers Conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at SCRA in Charleston, SC.  The conference will provide an overview of the NSRP R&D proposal submission and selection processes, as well as offer a forum for teaming among potential proposers in anticipation of Research Announcement 11-01. For those who are unable to attend in person, there will be a webinar option via GoToMeeting.® Additional meeting details and registration are available on the NSRP website:  NSRP Proposers Conference  

NSRP Executive Board Selects New R&D Projects

The Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (NSRP ASE) has announced the selection of eleven new research projects as part of the Navy/Industry co-funded portfolio specifically designed to save taxpayers money in Navy shipbuilding and ship repair. The projects -- valued at approximately $32 million, including industry cost share -- were in response to the latest NSRP solicitation released in August.

Roberts Re-Elected NSRP Panel Vice Chair

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Patrick Roberts, Director of Operations for ShipConstructor USA, has been re-elected Vice Chairman of the Business Process Technologies Panel for the United States National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP). The upcoming year will be Roberts’ second year in the role of Vice Chairman. The NSRP Business Process Technologies Panel advises the NSRP Executive Control Board on research projects involving technology to improve procedures and practices within the shipbuilding industry.

NSRP ASE PreSolicitation: Notice for Research Announcement

This is a pre‐solicitation notice for the NSRP Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (ASE) Program. Upon reasonable assurance that FY11 funds will be provided (expected late summer 2010), the NSRP Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (ASE) Program plans to issue a formal Research Announcement on the research effort described below. The NSRP ASE program goal is to reduce the cost of building and maintaining U.S. Navy ships. To accomplish this, NSRP ASE is focused on industry‐wide implementation of solutions to common cost drivers – solutions to consensus priority issues that exhibit a compelling business case to improve the efficiency of the U.S. Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Industry. Solutions include both leverage of best commercial practices and creation of industry‐specific initiatives.

NSRP Approves Twelve US Navy-Related R&D Projects

National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) approves US$1.8-million for 12 new cost-reducing projects. The NSRP Executive Control Board selected 12 new research and development projects for award as part of the National Shipbuilding Research Program’s (NSRP) core mission to reduce the costs associated with Navy shipbuilding and repair. The projects, totaling approximately US$1.8-million, will be executed through the NSRP Ship Production Panels which serve as the program’s primary public forum for industry-wide networking, technology transfer and best-practice sharing. Panel projects are relatively small, short timeframe projects that address the program’s objectives of rapid implementation of innovative, cost-reducing technologies or processes.

Reducing Costs of Shipbuilding: NSRP Issue Research Notice

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) plans to issue a research announcement in August, 2013 & in the meantime issues this pre-solicitation notice in order to facilitate teaming arrangements. In making this announcement NSRP aims to solicit summary proposals that respond to priorities in the program’'s Strategic Investment Plan, including areas of particular interest that will be identified in the Research Announcement. The NSRP ASE program goal is to reduce the cost of building and maintaining U.S. Navy ships. To accomplish this, NSRP ASE is focused on industry‐wide implementation of solutions to common cost drivers and consensus priority issues that exhibit a compelling business case to improve the efficiency of the U.S. shipbuilding and ship repair Industry.

NSRP ASE Pre-Solicitation Notice

A pre-solicitation notice has been released for the NSRP Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (ASE) Program. Upon reasonable assurance that FY11 funds will be provided (expected late summer 2010), the NSRP Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (ASE) Program plans to issue a formal Research Announcement on the research effort described below. The NSRP ASE program goal is to reduce the cost of building and maintaining U.S. Navy ships. To accomplish this, NSRP ASE is focused on industry‐wide implementation of solutions to common cost drivers – solutions to consensus priority issues that exhibit a compelling business case to improve the efficiency of the U.S. Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Industry.

National Shipbuilding Research Program Awards

The Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has awarded funding for six new research and development projects to continue the program’s mission to reduce the costs associated with U. S. shipbuilding and ship repair. These new projects, valued at approximately $14.6 million in both Navy funding and industry cost share, were among those proposed in response to a September 2010 Research Announcement. The NSRP collaboration periodically funds major R&D projects through which breakthrough technologies and processes can be developed and implemented as a means of reducing shipbuilding and repair costs for the Navy and shipbuilding industry.

Navy Makes Request for Information

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has issued a Request for Information soliciting industry interest in conducting research and development to reduce the cost of Naval ship construction and repair. The Navy is interested in reviewing and providing feedback on research ideas that industry is considering in anticipation of the next NSRP solicitation for proposals. Additionally, the NSRP Executive Director is offering to provide feedback on the technical and business merit of R&D topics under consideration. Response to this Request for Information is optional but strongly encouraged as it may help future proposers more accurately target areas of interest to Navy sponsors. Responses are due by November 8, 2007.

NSRP Research Announcement Released

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) issued a new Research Announcement (RA) on October 12, 2009. The RA is posted on the NSRP website (http://www.nsrp.org/About_Us/solicitation_information/solicitation_information.html), along with associated proposal guidance, forms, and sample contracts. The RA is also being published on FedBizOpps (www.fbo.gov). Unlike previous NSRP solicitations, proposers must submit a project abstract no later than November 12, 2009. Full technical and cost proposals are due no later than noon on February 12, 2010. An on-line Proposers Conference using GoToMeeting has been scheduled for October 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time; access to the conference will be open at 1:30 pm.

NSRP Strategic Plan Update

Reflecting current industry and Navy priorities, the National Shipbuilding Research Program showcases a new streamlined program structure in the 2010 version of the Strategic Investment Plan.  Following the Strategic Investment Plan update, the Technology Transfer & Implementation Facilitation Guide, designed to assist proposers with developing a strong technology transfer plan and to aid project teams with executing their plan throughout the duration of the project, has also been revised. Both documents are available on the NSRP Website. http://www.nsrp.org/Key_Downloads/documents/strategic_investment_plan.pdf http://www.nsrp.org/Key_Downloads/documents/Technology_Transfer_Guide.pdf  

Shipyard Research & Development Projects – NSRP to Grant Awards

The NSRP is a collaboration of American shipyards working together to reduce the cost of building, operating and repairing US Navy ships by developing and applying advanced technology and processes. The projects will be executed through the NSRP Ship Production Panels, a primary program methodology for industry-wide networking, technology transfer and best-practice sharing. The award supports tactical baseline projects that rapidly implement innovative, cost-reducing technologies or processes. The projects awarded align with NSRP’s strategic priorities and major focus areas as outlined in the program’s Strategic Investment Plan.

NSRP to Launch Shipbuilding Research Project

On April 3, 2014, The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) issued a pre-solicitation notice in anticipation of Research Announcement 13-01 being issued in June 2014. This Research Announcement will be soliciting summary proposals that respond to priorities in the program’s Strategic Investment Plan, including areas of particular interest that will be identified in the Research Announcement. Teaming arrangements are encouraged, and a principal purpose of the pre-solicitation period is to afford potential proposers the opportunity to reach out and form teams. At least one U.S.

NSRP Issues New Research Announcements

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) issued a new Research Announcement (RA) on September 24, 2010. The RA is posted on the NSRP website (http://www.nsrp.org/Solicitation/ra0901_solicitation.html), along with associated proposal guidance, forms, and sample contracts. The RA is also being published on FedBizOpps (www.fbo.gov). Proposers must submit a project abstract no later than October 25, 2010. Full technical and cost proposals are due no later than 12:00 pm Eastern Time on February 11, 2011. An on-line Proposers Conference using GoToMeeting® has been scheduled for October 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time; access to the conference will be open at 1:30 pm. Details on the Proposers Conference and a required registration form are posted on the NSRP website.

NSRP: U.S. Navy, Industry Partner for Research

Connie Bowling, Navy's NSRP Program Manager, Naval Sea Systems Command

Navy, Industry partner for research; sharing costs, risks, and rewards to reduce total ownership costs . America’s shipyards are fierce competitors, but they can also be close collaborators. The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) is a cooperative effort for American shipbuilders and the U.S. Navy, with the aim of improving efficiency and economy to reduce the cost of Navy ship construction and repair in American shipyards. According to the Navy’s NSRP program manager Connie Bowling of the Naval Sea Systems Command…

NSRP to Hold Surface Prep Panel

Presentations at this meeting will include updates on panel projects, updates on coating research activities, and technical topics related to preservation of ships. A block of rooms will be available at the The Comfort Inn Oceanfront, Jacksonville Beach. The hotel is approximately 2 miles from the SSRAC meeting site. The room block rate is $78/night through July 5, after which the hotel cannot guarantee rate or availability. Reservations can be made via telephone at (904) 241-0774. When making reservations, please ask for “NSRP Surface Prep & Coatings Panel Meeting” to take advantage of the room block rate.

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