Welcome to the Graduate Student Acquisition Research Program (ARP)
The Acquisition Research Program (ARP) seeks quality graduate student research. The following list indicates the range of potential research areas of interest; 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 or create one of your own.
Acceptance into our graduate student research program will give you 20 hours of editing support per research team, some transcription and travel funding (if needed) at no cost to you.
- Produce publishable research
- Write for “Public Release, Unlimited Distribution”
- Meet project deadlines and stay on schedule
- Complete all ARP deliverables prior to leaving NPS
Submit your application via email to ARP@nps.edu.
Application: Cover email with a PDF attachment
PDF attachment includes;
- Signed Thesis / MBA Project Plan
- Travel Estimate from Travel Office (if applicable)
- Signed IRB Check List
- Signed ARP Advisor Endorsement Form
ARP Briefing Materials
Acquisition Research Program and Other NPS Resources
Graduate Writing Center
Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB)
Mrs. Rikki Nguyen
Acquisition Research Handbook Series:
Other Research Resources:
Ms. Karey L. Shaffer, MBA, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Research Associate & Program Manager, Acquisition Research Program, Naval Postgraduate School.