INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS >EOARD
The European Office of Aerospace Research & Development (EOARD) is a detachment of AFOSR, which manages all basic research within the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Our mission is to discover, shape, and champion basic science of Air Force interest through collaborations with the scientific community in Europe, former Soviet states, the Middle East, and Africa. We accomplish this through three primary activities:
We are located in London along with the Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) and the U.S. Army International Technology Center-Atlantic (USAITCA), which perform similar functions for our sister Services. Since 1952, our organization has helped thousands of European investigators, including Nobel Prize winners in Physics and Chemistry, perform ground-breaking research.
- Funding basic research through grants and contracts
- Supporting technical conferences and workshops
- Providing assistance for international scientists to engage AFRL and its partners
Applying for Funding
The basic research interests of the US Air Force are outlined in AFOSR's Broad Agency Announcement, which is typically updated annually. You are encouraged to discuss potential research or conference support directly with one of our Program Officers (see section below). For research projects, short white papers (1-2 pages) including estimated duration and budget are encouraged to solicit interest and refine scope as necessary. Please submit conference support requests no later than 6 months prior to the start of the event in order to evaluate and process in time.
Our Program Officers will provide a guide which includes all information necessary to submit proposals, register your institution for US Government funding (may be a lengthy process, so early involvement is key), and submit necessary forms for financial and contracting purposes. You can request this guide from any of our Program Officers as needed.
How to Contact Us
EOARD Program Officers are assigned by technology area, as listed below.
As of 31 March 2012, EOARD has migrated to a new email system. No emails sent to an @london.af.mil address will be received after 31 March 2012. New corporate email accounts will be created in the near future. In the meantime, please contact an EOARD Program Officer directly with any inquiries using their @us.af.mil email addresses. For general inquiries, please email email@example.com. Sorry for any inconvenience!
- Aeronautical Sciences
- Information Technology
- Lasers & Electro-Optics
- Life Sciences & Human Effectiveness
- Materials & Nanotechnology
- Space Technology
We welcome your comments and suggestions to improve our interactions with the research community.
Download the EOARD brochure for more information.