Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program

To maintain technological superiority in the scientific areas relevant to Air Force needs; to prevent technological surprise to our nation and create it for our adversaries; to maintain a strong research infrastructure composed of Air Force laboratories, industry, and universities; and to complement
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the national research effort.

Examples of Funded Projects

(a) Aerospace sciences and engineering sciences, e.g., structural dynamics, mechanics of materials, particulate mechanics, propulsion diagnostics, space, power and propulsion, external aerodynamics and hypersconics, internal fluid dynamics; (b) chemistry and materials sciences, e.g., chemical reactivity and synthesis, polymer chemistry, inorganic materials chemistry, electrochemistry, theoretical chemistry, molecular dynamics, metallic structural materials, ceramics and nonmetallic structural materials; (c) physics and electronics devices, components, and circuits, optoelectric information processing, devices and systems, quantum electronic solids, semiconductor and electromagnetic materials, phontonic physics, optics, x-ray physics, atomic and molecular physics, plasma physics; (d) life and environmental sciences, e.g., neuroscience, chronobiology, perception and recognition, spatial orientation, cognition, bioenvironmental sciences, optical and infrared environment, space sciences; and (e) mathematical and computer sciences, e.g., dynamics and control, physical mathematics and applied analysis, computational mathematics, optimization and discrete mathematics, signal processing, probability and statistics, software and systems, artificial intelligence, neural computation systems, and electromagnetic.


Agency - Department Of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Office - Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 110 Duncan Avenue, Suite B115, Bolling AFB, Washington DC 20332-4990; Armstrong Laboratory, 8005 Ninth Street, Brooks AFB, TX 78235-5353; Phillips Laboratory, 3651 Lowry Avenue SE, Kirtland AFB, NM 87117-5777.

Telephone: (505) 846-4979; Rome Laboratory, 26 Electronics Pkwy, Griffiss AFB, NY 13441-4514.

Telephone: (315) 330-7746; Wright Laboratory, 2530 C Street, Bldg.

7, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7607.

Telephone: (513) 255-4813.

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Program Accomplishments

None.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds must be expended in furtherance of the research identified in the proposal, in accordance with the cost principles as established in OMB Circular Nos.

A-21 and A-122.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Private/public educational institutions; other private/public nonprofit organizations which are operated primarily for scientific, educational, or similar purposes in the public interest, and commercial concerns.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Private/public educational institutions; other private/public nonprofit organizations which are operated primarily for scientific, educational, or similar purposes in the public interest, and commercial concerns.

Credentials/Documentation

Not applicable.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Research proposals shall be prepared in accordance with local instructions. See Federal Business Opportunities (www.fedbizopps.gov).

Award Procedures

Awards decisions will be based on a competitive selection of proposals resulting from a peer and/or scientific review.

Deadlines

Proposals may be submitted in accordance with requirements of the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), Program Research and Development Announcement (PRDA), or other solicitation notice in the Commerce Business Daily (CBD).

Authorization

Public Law 100-370, Section 1(g)(3), 1023 Stat. 846, 10 U.S.C. 2368(a); Public Law 100-456, Division A, Title II, Section 204; 84 Stat. 908, 10 U.S.C. 2358(b)(1), (c)(1); 95 Stat. 1404, 1405, 10 U.S.C. 2361.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

Re-application with new proposal is permitted.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas or matching requirements apply in some cases.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Normally from 12 to 36 months.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Technical progress reports, reports of expenditures, and invention reports must be submitted annually (for those projects which exceed 18 months) and after completion of the performance period.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

Recipient will maintain accounting records which will permit determination that the funds were used for the award purposes. Financial records must be maintained for at least 3 years; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if audit findings have not been resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

57-3600-0-1-051.

Obigations

FY 07 $275,000,000; FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est not reported. Note: No current information provided by Agency.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$50,000 to $5,000,000. Average: $500,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations (DODGARS), February 8, 1994, and local publications/procedures.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 110 Duncan Avenue, Suite B115, Bolling AFB, Washington DC 20332-4990; Armstrong Laboratory, 8005 Ninth Street, Brooks AFB, TX 78235-5353; Phillips Laboratory, 3651 Lowry Avenue SE, Kirtland AFB, NM 87117-5777. Telephone: (505) 846-4979; Rome Laboratory, 26 Electronics Pkwy, Griffiss AFB, NY 13441-4514. Telephone: (315) 330-7746; Wright Laboratory, 2530 C Street, Bldg. 7, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7607. Telephone: (513) 255-4813.

Headquarters Office

HQ Air Force Material Command/PKT, 4375 Childlaw Road, Suite 6, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5006. Telephone: (513) 257-8934. FTS is not available.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

(a) Overall scientific and technical merits of the proposed research; (b) potential contribution of the proposed research to the mission of the Air Force; (c) availability of funds; (d) likelihood of the proposed effort to develop new research capabilities and to broaden the research base in support of national defense; (e) offeror's capabilities, related experience, facilities, techniques, or unique combinations of these factors that are integral to achieving the objectives; (f) qualifications, capabilities, experience, and past research accomplishments of the proposed principal investigator and team; and (g) realism and reasonableness of proposed cost.



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