Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) - Profiles

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Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Work AFOSR Public Affairs Office 875 N. Randolph, Ste.325, Rm. 3112 Arlington VA 22203-1768 United States Work Phone: (703) 696-7797 Website: Air Force Office of Scientific Research


The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) provides basic research funding to further progress towards Air Force mission needs. AFOSR has a staff of 200 scientists, engineers and administrators headquartered in Arlington, Va., and has foreign technology offices in Santiago, London and Tokyo.

The focus of AFOSR is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities, organized by five scientific departments:

AFOSR has formed a strong, productive alliance with other government agencies, industry and the academic community. About 70 percent of the research is conducted in academia and industry and the remaining 30 percent is conducted within AFRL. AFOSR has funded more than:

  • 1181 Extramural Research Grants at 227 Universities
  • 255 Intramural Research Projects at AFRL, USAFA, AFIT
  • 155 STTR Small Business – University Contracts

AFOSR solicits proposals for research through various Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs). One or more proposals may be submitted on any topic listed in any BAA.

All AFOSR Funding Opportunities are required to be posted on and are also available directly from the AFOSR website as is information on Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) opportunities.