U.S. DOD AFSOR - Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research


Event details

Date 23.05.2025
Category Call for proposal

The DOD Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) manages the basic research investment for the U.S. Air Force and Space Force.
They solicit proposals for basic research through this general Broad Agency Announcement. Unclassified proposals that do not contain proprietary information for research are expected in many broad research areas. This is for fundamental research only.
Program Description
Research areas are organized and managed in two scientific branches:

  1. Engineering and Information Sciences (RTA)
    • Engineering and complex systems (rta1)
    • Information and networks (rta2)
  2. Physical and Biological Sciences (RTB)
    • Physical sciences (rtb1)
    • Chemistry and biological sciences (rtb2)
They are described in detail in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA)
Approximately $200 million is anticipated to be available for support of actions awarded under this announcement, subject to availability of funds. Research proposals funded between $100,000 and $300,000 per year are encouraged.
Duration: Most of the awards will be three (3) years in duration. Awards may be proposed for not more than five (5) years.
Deadline: No specific deadline
Eligibility / Restrictions
AFOSR has an international program offices in London, Tokyo, and Santiago for basic research grants at foreign institutions. Research areas of interest include all listed topics for the four scientific teams given above as well as other innovative research concepts (please refer to section A.6. of the FOA).
Foreign Principal Investigators are highly encouraged to contact the international program office in their region prior to developing a full proposal, preferably by email, to discuss the current state of the art in his/her area of interest, how the proposed research would advance current understanding, the approximate cost of an initial effort, and if there are target submission dates.
How to Apply: For Further Info:
For EPFL related questions contact the Research Office

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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