Welcome to the Graduate Student Acquisition Research Program
The Acquisition Research Program seeks quality graduate student research. The following list indicates the range of potential research areas of interest within the Big A of DoD: acquisition and procurement policy, supply chain management, public budgeting and finance, cost management, project management, logistics management, engineering management, outsourcing, performance measurement, collaboration and human systems integration, etc.
Choose a sponsor topic (we have a Hot Topics List) or create one of your own.
Acceptance into our graduate student research program will give you access to digital recorders; transcription and editorial support; and some travel funding at no cost to you.
What does this mean to you?
Opportunity to be involved in building the DoD Acquisition body of knowledge and to make an impact
Opportunity to have your research in front of DoD decision-makers
Opportunity to connect with Sponsors and points of contact to conduct research
Opportunity to choose faculty and team members in your own discipline/service and/or across disciplines/services
- Travel Funding; digital recorders, transcription and editorial support
- Research poster support for the Student Research Poster Show at the Annual Acquisition Research Symposium held each May
- A color, tape bound copy of your research report
- Your research report included on the ARP website
- Produce quality research that can be published through the Acquisition Research Program.
- Research report is written for “Public Release, Unlimited Distribution”
- Meet your Project Deadlines / Stay on Schedule
- Complete ALL ARP deliverables prior to leaving NPS (WORD File, BIOS, POSTER).
- Research Competition Goal at least 2 months prior to official NPS graduation.
- Present Research Findings at the Annual Symposium if asked/available.
Hot Topics & Milestones:
Acquisition Research Handbook Series:
Ms. Karey L. Shaffer, MBA, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Research Associate & Program Manager, Acquisition Research Program, Naval Postgraduate School.
Ms. Tera Yoder, (email@example.com) Program Support Specialist, General Dynamics Information Technology supporting the Acquisition Research Program.