AFRL -- Future Scholars for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce Development Programs

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is seeking innovative applications for Future Scholars under Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce Development Programs. AFRL intends to award multiple grants and cooperative agreements, subject to the availability of funds.

AFRL anticipates a total of $50,000,000.00 of Federal funding for multiple awards under this FOA. Proposed efforts may range in size, complexity and periods of performance. The Government is seeking unclassified proposals that do not contain proprietary information. Proprietary information is defined as information that is not public knowledge and that is viewed as the property of the holder. The Government reserves the right to make multiple awards or no awards pursuant to this announcement.

This FOA supports STEM Workforce Development programs or projects that align with the Federal STEM Strategy and the DoD STEM Mission. This announcement encourages programs or projects that improve the capacity of education systems and communities to create impactful STEM educational experiences for students and teachers, and prepare the 21st century STEM workforce. AFRL’s Workforce Development programs or projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Internships (High School through Doctoral)
  • Fellowship Apprentice/Residency Programs
  • College or University project-based learning programs
  • Formal or informal workforce development programs or projects that align with the Federal STEM Strategy and DOD STEM Mission

This is a five year open Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) accepting proposals from the date of publication for award of grants and cooperative agreements, subject to the availability of funds. Once the FOA has reached the five year period and/or funds are no longer available, the announcement will be modified to reflect the announcement as closed. This FOA will be reviewed on an annual basis to ensure awards are pertinent to the Government’s needs and ceiling values.

Initial submission deadline for proposals is 21 July 2020, 2:00 PM EST. Proposals submitted during the initial submission deadline will be prioritized for evaluations. After, proposals may be submitted any time from the FOA issue date, until the final submission deadline for proposals and will be evaluated as they are received.

Prior to submitting an application through Grants.gov, Recipients are required to submit via e-mail a Letter of Intent to the designated Grants and Agreements Officer and Contracting Specialist listed in Section VII - Federal Awarding Agency Contact(s).

Key Dates:

  • Initial Submission Deadline For Proposals 21 July 2020, 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • Final Submission Deadline For Proposals 22 July 2024, 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Agency Website

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Eligibility Requirements

All responsible sources from industry, non-profit institutions, institutions of higher education, state and local government, or consortia of such institutions or industry may submit proposals under this FOA.

Amount Description

Floor (i.e., the minimum amount for an individual award made under this announcement): The minimum amount for a proposed effort will be $25,000.00.

Ceiling (i.e., the maximum amount for an individual award made under this announcement): The maximum amount for a proposed effort will be $5,000,000.00 per year for a five year total of $25,000,000.00. Applications for larger amounts may be considered based on funding availability.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 22, 2024