Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 1/18/2024

Air Force Office of Scientific Research -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) seeks a broad range of applications for augmenting existing and/or developing innovative solutions that directly maintain and/or cultivate a diverse, world-class Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce to maintain the U.S. Air Force and Space Force’s technological superiority. The goal of proposed efforts must provide solutions that establish, build, and/or maintain STEM educational pathways and workforce opportunities for diverse U.S. citizens directly relevant to AFOSR science and technology areas.

This FOA is specifically seeking STEM education and outreach projects that address scientific and technical areas identified in the following thrust areas. Project scope may range in size and complexity. While not a formal requirement or program focus of this FOA, applicants are strongly encouraged to consider under-represented and under-served populations including women and minorities in project plans. Special audience priority areas may include, but not be limited to, military connected students, veteran initiatives, and education systems integral to DAF science and technology.


FULL PROPOSAL DEADLINE Friday, April 12, 2024

Areas of Interest

AFOSR STEM topic areas include (see How to Find Our Research Interests on page 9):
• Engineering and Complex Systems
• Information and Networks
• Physical Sciences
• Chemistry and Biological Sciences

Eligibility Requirements

All responsible sources from academia, non-profit organizations, and industry (for-profit) organizations may submit applications under this FOA. Multiple Principal Investigators from the same organization may apply for a STEM Program award, but each proposal must be distinctive. The STEM Program award also allows for CO-Principal Investigators.

Amount Description

Approximately $1.8M is anticipated to support the awards under this announcement, subject to availability of funds. Proposals can be made for up to three (3) years in duration; that is, one (1) Base Year with two (2) Option Years. Proposals can request up to $150,000 per year, totaling $450,000 at the end of three (3) years. Proposals must use September 1, 2024, as the anticipated start date; however, the actual effective date is not final until an award is made.

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