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For all other inquiries please contact:
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
875 N. Randolph, Ste.325
Arlington Virginia, 22203
Email: info@afosr.af.mil
Phone: 703-696-7797

Air Force Office of Scientific Research

  AFOSR - Today's Breakthrough Science for Tomorrow's Air Force Research Areas Funding Opportunities Events and Conferences International Enterprise Apply for a grant Submit a report Share Your Stories  

AFOSR continues to expand the horizon of scientific knowledge through its leadership and management of the Air Force's basic research program. As a vital component of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), AFOSR's mission is to support Air Force goals of control and maximum utilization of air, space, and cyberspace.

AFOSR accomplishes its mission by investing in basic research efforts for the Air Force in relevant scientific areas. Central to AFOSR's strategy is the transfer of the fruits of basic research to industry, the supplier of Air Force acquisitions; to the academic community which can lead the way to still more accomplishment; and to the other directorates of AFRL that carry the responsibility for applied and development research leading to acquisition.

More details about how AFOSR accomplishes it's mission can be found in the Technical Strategic Plan

AFOSR Director

 
 Dr. Thomas F. Christian is Director for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), where he guides the management of the entire basic research investment for the Air Force. Dr. Christian leads a staff of 200 scientists, engineers and administrators in Arlington, Va., and foreign technology offices in London, Tokyo and Santiago, Chile. Read more
 

About AFOSR

 

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) currently distributes its basic research program investment through 1,200 grants at over 200 leading academic institutions worldwide, 100 industry-based contracts, and more than 250 internal AFRL research efforts.

With its staff of highly trained scientists and engineers, AFOSR manages the Air Force basic research program via three key partnerships.

  • The University Connection: Academia provides much of the backbone for our nation's technological progress while performing the bulk of the basic research. In addition to providing a prolific source of new knowledge and ideas, university research offers an exceptional training ground for developing and mentoring future scientists and advancing our national defense and economic security.
  • Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program: The primary objective of the STTR program is to involve small businesses in Air Force-relevant defense research and to enable them to commercialize innovative technologies for the advancement of U.S. economic competitiveness. Specifically, the STTR program is designed to provide incentive for small companies, academic institutions, and nonprofit research institutions (including federally funded research and development centers) to transfer technical ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace.
  • Air Force Intramural Research: AFOSR works closely with the other AFRL Technical Directorates to nurture and support quality research and, where advantageous, integrate intramural and external research efforts to transition the latest basic research discoveries to follow-on levels in the research and development chain.
To find and fund revolutionary science, AFOSR solicits research proposals through a Broad Agency Announcement that outlines the Air Force Defense Research Sciences program supporting nearly forty major research areas.

The following are AFOSR brochures you can download for more information:  
 

Reviews and Workshops

  To view the latest list of events and register online, please click here  

YIP 2016

  Young Investigator Research Program graphic
AFOSR awards grants to 56 scientists and engineers from 41 research institutions and small businesses who submitted winning proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). Congratulations to all of our 2016 YIPs!

Click here to find the full list of award winning proposals and new AFOSR principal investigators.
 

Announcements

  Broad Agency Announcements

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) manages the basic research investment for the U.S. Air Force (USAF). As a part of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), AFOSR's technical experts foster and fund research within the Air Force Research Laboratory, universities, and industry laboratories to ensure the transition of research results to support USAF needs. Broad Agency Announcements are used to communicate the needs and interests of AFOSR.

AFOSR keeps specific requirements of each BAA up to date on Grants.gov, the United States government's one source to find and apply for federal grants. Click on the button below to access the Grants.gov search. You can search the site by typing organization name into the keyword field or using CFDA numbers 12.800, 12.630, and 12.910.
 
   Search AFOSR broad agency announcments button  

Doing Business With AFOSR

  We discover, shape, and champion basic research that profoundly impacts the future Air Force. Learn more about AFOSR and how we accomplish our mission.

AFOSR: Funding Overview
Funding Opportunities

Apply for a grant
See info about Broad Agency Announcements above

Manage your grant
Submit annual reports, technical reports and more online.

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Tell us about the research you're doing or see in the news.

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