AFOSR continues to expand the horizon of scientific knowledge through its leadership and management of the Air Force's basic research program. As a vital component of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), AFOSR's mission is to support Air Force goals of control and maximum utilization of air, space, and cyberspace.
AFOSR accomplishes its mission by investing in basic research efforts for the Air Force in relevant scientific areas. Central to AFOSR's strategy is the transfer of the fruits of basic research to industry, the supplier of Air Force acquisitions; to the academic community which can lead the way to still more accomplishment; and to the other directorates of AFRL that carry the responsibility for applied and development research leading to acquisition.
More details about how AFOSR accomplishes it's mission can be found in the Technical Strategic Plan
AFRL announces winners of Space University Research Initiative funding opportunity
AFOSR Awards Grants to 36 Scientists and Engineers through its Young Investigator Research Program
AFRL Inspire with special guest speaker from United States Space Force to be livestreamed for worldwide audiences
AFRL Star Team awards recognize the best of AFRL basic research
AFOSR advances science of wound healing technology
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Dr. Shery Welsh, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Arlington, Virginia. In this role she leads the management of the United States Air Force’s global basic research investment. AFOSR has a staff of 200 scientists, engineers and administrators in Arlington and foreign technology offices in London, England, Tokyo, Japan and Santiago, Chile. Full biography.
AFOSR distributes its basic research program investment through 1,200 grants at over 200 leading academic institutions worldwide, 100 industry-based contracts, and more than 250 internal AFRL research efforts. With its staff of highly trained scientists and engineers, AFOSR manages the Air Force basic research program via three key partnerships.
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The following are AFOSR brochures you can download for more information:
60th Anniversary Monograph
Technical Strategic Plan
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