The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), in partnership with AFWERX and the SBIR/STTR Office, is fundamentally changing the fabric of university entrepreneurship in America by making the USAF a partner of choice. Academia produces disruptive science and technology innovations at an increasingly rapid pace. Under a accelerated STTR program, debuting for the first time in April 2019, the USAF is hosting an open call for ideas and technologies within Engineering and Complex Systems, Information and Networks, Physical Sciences, and Chemistry/Biological Sciences.
To be eligible, applicants must be university teams (undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, post-doctorate, faculty/staff) that have formed companies and partnered with a university or non-profit entrepreneurial development organizations.
Laz GordonCapability Lead, Special STTR Topics
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Our first 19.2 STTR Topic includes a special emphasis area of consideration for quantum science. In this sense, the USAF hopes to drive the state of the art in quantum science research to accelerate application to real world challenges.
Review the eligibility criteria and deadlines on the offical STTR page.
STTR 2019.2 Topic Pre-ReleaseUse this time to ask questions of the topic sponsor
May20STTR 2019.2 Applications OpenSubmit Proposal Online
STTR 2019.2 Applications CloseAward annoucements by mid-July