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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.


Program Expectations

  • 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 and one PFD attachment

PDF attachment must include all of the following;

  • Signed Thesis / MBA Project Plan (Must include the signatures of your advisors and academic associate).
  • Travel Estimate from Travel Office (if applicable)
  • Signed IRB Check List
  • Signed ARP Advisor Endorsement Form


ARP Briefing Materials


ARP Handbook Series






For More Information

Contact Ms. Nadia Greer at arp@nps.edu

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Contact Information

Acquisition Research Program

Naval Postgraduate School

555 Dyer Road
Monterey, CA 93943

P: (831) 656-3793
Email: arp@nps.edu