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Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) - Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP)

Fellowships to USA University Faculty in Science, Math, or Engineering for Summer Programs in Military Aviation Research

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Funding Source:

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Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Deadline Date:

12/05/17 5:00 PM EST

Description:

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Fellowships to USA IHE faculty from the mathematics, engineering, or science departments for summer programs that offer hands-on experience in military aviation research. Applications are especially encouraged from the faculty of minority colleges and universities. Summer programs will be from 8 to 12 weeks long.

The objectives of the U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program are as follows:

1. To stimulate professional relationships among U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program participants and the scientists and engineers at Air Force research facilities

2. To enhance the research interests and capabilities of faculty (both new and experienced researchers) in the U.S. academic community

3. To elevate the awareness in the U.S. academic community of Air Force research needs and foster continued research at U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program fellows' institutions

4. To provide the U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program participant opportunities to perform high-quality and meaningful research at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directorates, Air Force Test Center, the United States Air Force Academy, or the Air Force Institute of Technology

5. To provide nationally accredited mentoring of academic researchers at technical directorates of the AFRL, Air Force Test Center, the United States Air Force Academy, and the Air Force Institute of Technology.

U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program faculty participants have the opportunity to bring a graduate student with them. Graduate student applications must be completed and submitted to the faculty advisor to be uploaded as a part of their application proposal.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165512

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Faculty

1. Applicants to the U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program must be citizens of the United States.

2. Applicants must currently hold a full-time appointment at a U.S. accredited baccalaureate-granting college, university, or technical institution.

3. Applicants must have a Ph.D in science, mathematics, or Air Force-relevant engineering disciplines.

4. Applicants' research interests must be in line with the interests and needs of the various Air Force Research Facilities. These include the nine Air Force Research Laboratory Directorates, Air Force Test Center, the United States Air Force Academy, and the Air Force Institute of Technology. Click here to learn more about the areas of interest to the various Air Force Research Facilities as well as to learn more about the areas of interest to the various Air Force Research Facilities and for contact information for each facility.

5. Selected fellows are expected to conduct research at an Air Force Research Laboratory Directorate, Air Force Test Center, the U.S. Air Force Academy, or the Air Force Institute of Technology, not at their home institution or any other site.

6. All appointments are subject to the participant's successful security investigation and approved access to unclassified government information systems.

Graduate students must meet the following requirements:

1. They must be citizens of the United States.
2. They must be currently pursuing a graduate degree (master’s or Ph.D.).
3. They must be enrolled in graduate school for the semester following the fellowship program.
4. They must hold to the same guidelines outlined for their faculty counterparts. (See numbers 4-6 above.)

Funding Limitations:
- Systems Plus does not cover the cost of a rental car during participants’ tenure at the lab.
- Systems Plus does not cover the expense of travel insurance.
- Systems Plus reimburses the costs for participants only, not for families traveling with the participant.

Pre-Application Information:

Eligibility: http://afsffp.sysplus.com/SFFP/about/eligibility.aspx

Appointment requirements: http://afsffp.sysplus.com/SFFP/about/requirements.aspx

Tips for applying: http://afsffp.sysplus.com/SFFP/instructions/tips.aspx

Detailed instructions: http://afsffp.sysplus.com/SFFP/instructions/instructions.aspx

Payment FAQs: http://afsffp.sysplus.com/SFFP/faq/payments.aspx

All applications must be electronically submitted by December 05, 2017 at 5:00 PM EST.

Graduate students: Please provide the signed and completed application form as a pdf file to your faculty advisor.

You will need to provide complete contact information for three (3) references for each program to which you apply. The deadline for reference forms and letters is December 05, 2017 at 5:00 PM EST.

Participants are required to furnish complete information to the Air Force research facility regarding any inventions first conceived or reduced to practice while an U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program participant and for which a patent application is filed.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://applyafrlsffp.sysplus.com/

afsffp.pmo@sysplus.com
(301) 948-4232

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