What types of organizations/sponsors in the US support applied OR research? I'm familiar with NSF and NIH.


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If your application can be applied to naval issues, the Office of Naval Research has been a great supporter of OR. https://www.onr.navy.mil/en/Science-Technology/Departments/Code-31/All-Programs/311-Mathematics-Computers-Research/computational-methods-resource-optimization is the more applied program.


I have also heard the following offices/agencies in the Department of Defense support this type of work:

  • Army Research Office
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

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