Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program

To maintain technological superiority in the scientific areas relevant to Air Force needs; to prevent technological surprise to our nation and create it for our adversaries; to maintain a strong research infrastructure composed of Air Force laboratories, industry, and universities; and to complement

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the national research effort.

Agency - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 875 North Randolph Street, Arlington VA 22203, 703-588-1930; Air Force Research Laboratory, Bldg 45, 2130 8th Street, Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433-7541, 937-713-9798; Air Force Research Laboratory, 3550 Aberdeen Ave SE, Kirtland AFB NM 87117-5773, 505-846-4979; Air Force Research Laboratory, 26 Electronic Parkway, Rome NY 13441-4514, 315-330-7748; Air Force Research Laboratory, 203 West Eglin Blvd, Bldg 300, Eglin AFB FL 32542-6810, 850-882-4295.
Website Address

http://www.af.mil


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Lehigh University $ 150,000   2019-09-302024-09-29
Ecole Polytechnique FÉdÉrale De Lausanne $ 238,569   2019-08-122024-08-11
Johns Hopkins University, The $ 223,384   2019-08-012024-07-31
Regents Of The University Of California At Riverside $ 200,000   2019-06-052024-06-04
Regents Of The University Of Colorado, The $ 141,155   2019-04-012024-03-31
University Of Texas At Dallas $ 80,000   2019-01-012023-12-31
Purdue University $ 1,499,984   2018-12-152023-12-14
University Of Arizona $ 600,076   2018-12-012023-11-30
University Of Washington $ 137,473   2018-11-012023-10-31
University Of Texas At Austin $ 1,500,000   2018-10-152023-10-14



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Basic research, applied research, advanced research, and development projects that are necessary to the responsibilities of the United States Air Force in the field of research and development; and, either relate to weapon systems and other military needs; or are of potential interest to the Air Force.

Funds must be expended in a manner consistent with the statute and its aforementioned purpose.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Private/public educational institutions; other private/public nonprofit organizations which are operated primarily for scientific, educational, or similar purposes in the public interest, and commercial concerns.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Private/public educational institutions; other private/public nonprofit organizations which are operated primarily for scientific, educational, or similar purposes in the public interest, and commercial concerns.

Credentials/Documentation

Award is subject to: 1) receipt of applicable/acceptable certifications and representations; 2) having a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) (www.sam.gov); 3), the applicant, its principals, proposed subrecipients/principals, not appearing in SAM Exclusions as currently debarred, suspended, or otherwise ineligible; and 4) meeting other requirements specified in the program announcements. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Research proposals shall be prepared in accordance with instructions in individual program announcements.

See Grants.gov (www.grants.gov).

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Research proposals shall be prepared in accordance with instructions in individual program announcements. See Grants.gov (www.grants.gov).

Award Procedures

Awards decisions will be based on a competitive selection of proposals resulting from a peer and/or scientific review.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

10 U.S.C. 2358, as amended; 10 U.S.C. 2371, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Contact the appropriate regional contracting office.

Appeals

From 1 to 15 days. Contact the appropriate regional contracting office.

Renewals

Contact the appropriate regional contracting office.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Up to five years. Awards will be incrementally funded. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

FinancialCost/PerformanceTechnical Progress Reports.

Reports of expenditures.

Cost/Technical progress.

Cost.

Continuous monitoring throughout the effort.

Yes in accordance with individual awards.

Cost/Programmatic (Technical) progress.

Cost.

Continuous monitoring throughout the effort.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Record keeping requirements are in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award, which will include appropriate provisions related to recipient records that are required by the Department of Defense Grants and Agreements Regulations (DoDGARs).

Financial Information

Account Identification

57-3600-0-1-051; 57-3600-0-1-051.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 16 $551,893,764; FY 17 est $500,000,000; and FY 18 est $500,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The DoDGARS (as updated through DoD?s interim implementation of 2 CFR part 200 which can be found at 2 CFR part 1103) applies to DoD grants and cooperative agreements. Also see individual program announcements.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 875 North Randolph Street, Arlington VA 22203, 703-588-1930; Air Force Research Laboratory, Bldg 45, 2130 8th Street, Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433-7541, 937-713-9798; Air Force Research Laboratory, 3550 Aberdeen Ave SE, Kirtland AFB NM 87117-5773, 505-846-4979; Air Force Research Laboratory, 26 Electronic Parkway, Rome NY 13441-4514, 315-330-7748; Air Force Research Laboratory, 203 West Eglin Blvd, Bldg 300, Eglin AFB FL 32542-6810, 850-882-4295.

Headquarters Office

Jeanette Snyder 1060 Air Force Pentagon, 4C149, Washington, District of Columbia 20330 Email: jeanette.m.snyder4.civ@mail.mil Phone: 5712562405

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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