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Posted 6/19/2015 Printable Fact Sheet

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Air Force Visiting Scientist Program

The AF Scientist Visiting Scientist Program provides outstanding Air Force scientists and engineers the opportunity to conduct full-time, "hands-on" research-related work in a leading U.S. University or industry laboratory for a period of up to 179 days on a temporary duty status funded by AFOSR.

The university or industrial laboratory provides a letter of invitation, and makes facilities, equipment, and resources available. The host laboratory must be located in the United States.

Typically the researcher is an Air Force scientist or engineer, at least at the GS-13 level or its military equivalent. The applicant must be currently active in his or her field of expertise, be widely recognized as an expert, and have a strong publication record. The applicant must write a project proposal, preferably not to exceed ten pages, but of sufficient depth and scope for evaluation by scientists at participating organizations. Hands-on laboratory research-related work is an essential program element.

At the completion of the TDY, the visiting researcher is required to submit a written report detailing his or her experiences and results of the project. In addition, the visiting researcher may be required to give a seminar presentation at the Air Force laboratory or at AFOSR and to provide feedback for purposes of program assessment. Upon completion of the assignment the researcher returns to his or her Air Force Laboratory.

VSP Qualification and Eligibility Requirements

Mrs. Leslie Peasant
Tele: (703) 696-7316
DSN: 426-7316
FAX: (703) 696-8450
Email: visiting.scientist@afosr.af.mil

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