Target Audience

    • USAF & USSF Active Duty Military USAF & USSF Government Civilian
    • USAF Reserve/Guard (unit must require man-days)

Application (Due 2 Aug 2021)

Window extended for USSF - selections on a rolling basis through end of Aug

Fellowship 6 Sept 2021-1 Feb 2022

AFWERX is excited to continue strengthening partnerships in our AFWERX Fellowship!

During this five-month cohort (AFWERX Fellowship-21-2), you’ll gain insight into AFWERX capabilities, share your expertise with us and explore how we can work together to get after Space Force and Air Force challenges.

To develop the workforce we need for our future, it is imperative that we expand and grow our collective knowledge and influencer networks, and uncover pathways to resources that enable us to keep pace in an environment where change is unyielding. General Brown has called upon all Total Force Airmen to prioritize speed of delivery and foster a culture of courageous problem-solvers through collaboration and diversity of thought, approach and solution execution for current and future operations. The AFWERX Fellowship is one small step in execution of the CSAF’s vision.

This fellowship relies heavily on experiential training, so you will be virtually-tied to one of our teams. There are four teams looking for new partners:

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Fellowship Opportunities


Partner with the division that makes Airmen problems heard and help be the positive catalyst for developing the innovative solutions.


Gain insight into the AFVentures team who are creating simple pathways for commercial innovators and private capital investment to help the Department of the Air Force solve problems.


Learn about how to engage in one of the newest developing technology marketplaces, advanced air mobility vehicles (aka “flying cars”) under Agility Prime or help identify new prime technology sectors in commercial space, energy, autonomy, analytics and wargaming, supersonics, microelectronics etc.


  • Learn how AFWERX brands and markets its activities. Uses social media to advertise and inform Government entities and businesses on AFWERX events and wins.
  • Be part of the Technical Team engaged in solutions, data and tool implementation.
  • Be part of the dynamic fast pace contracting team involved in every aspect of AFWERX operations.


Q: Do I need to dedicate full-time to the Fellowship?

A: No, we allow part-time, but do require a commitment of at least 20 hours/week.

Q: What is required from my organization?

A: It is imperative that you get permission from your Commander to participate. The application will ask you if you talked to your supervisor and you will need to provide their name and contact information and you will be required in the application to state. If selected your supervisor will be required to sign a Memorandum of Agreement.


Q: Will I be TDY to AFWERX?

A: No, this is a virtual fellowship. However, there could be an occasional TDY to participate in AFWERX events, and the cost will be covered by AFWERX.

Q: What are my responsibilities as a Fellow?

A: Embed with your AFWERX team. Participate in training, workshops and feedback sessions as scheduled. Complete monthly surveys used to improve program. Have fun, think big and network.

Q: What do I gain from participating?

A: The experiential training will give you insights into AFWERX innovation processes and tools. In addition, you will develop your network of like-minded intrapreneurs. You return to your organization able to help drive innovation to solve unit issues.

Q: What job will I have?

A: You will select the team you wish to work with. If selected that team leader will work with you to develop your assignment. In some cases you maybe offered an assignment on another team and decide if that is something you would like to do.