Through grants to university scientists, contracts to industry, and funding for DoD laboratories, AFOSR's scientists and engineers ensure research excellence and program relevance that forms the technological basis for the Air Force of the future. Specifically AFOSR
* Identifies opportunities for significant scientific advancements and breakthrough research here and abroad.
- Three research directorates: Aerospace, Chemical, and Material Sciences; Physics and Electronics; and Mathematics, Information, and Life Science
- Operate from locations in Arlington, Va., London, Tokyo, and Santiago, Chile
- Regular interactions with leading scientists and engineers
- Support 50 major research areas
* Rapidly brings to bear the right researchers and resources in the interest of fostering revolutionary basic research for Air Force mission requirements
- 1181 extramural research grants at 227 universities
- 255 intramural research projects at AFRL, USAFA, AFIT
- 155 STTR small business - university contracts
- Directly supports a strong DoD research infrastructure—developing a new cadre of top flight scientists and engineers
* Enables the Air Force to exploit and rapidly transition revolutionary science to DoD and industry
- Sponsor over 100 conferences and workshops each year
- 66% of survey population responded and documented over 700 follow-on uses from grants funded in FY08/09
- Maintain technological superiority in the scientific areas relevant to the Air Force
- Preventing technological surprise to our nation and creating it for our adversaries
A small organization with a big impact, AFOSR has historically leveraged huge cost efficiencies and resulted in radically new approaches to satisfy demanding Air Force mission requirements.
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