Funding agency: 
Department of Defense: AFOSR

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research manages the basic research investment for the U.S. Air Force. Conferences and workshops constitute key forums for research and technology interchange. We provide partial support for conferences and workshops as defined in the DoD Joint Travel Regulations in special areas of science that bring experts together to discuss recent research or educational findings, or to expose other researchers or advanced graduate students to new research and educational techniques in our areas of research interest. Our research interests are described in the most recent version of our general Broad Agency Announcement titled, “Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research” posted on You may access this announcement here.

We can only consider funding requests from U.S. institutions of higher education (IHE) or nonprofit organizations as described in 2 CFR 25.345, including foreign public entities and foreign organizations operated primarily for scientific, educational, service, charitable, or similar purposes in the public interest. We do not award grants to organizations with a forprofit organization type. We discuss this further in section C.1. Eligible Applicants. Our support for a workshop or conference is not an endorsement of any organization.

Our financial support through grants for conferences and workshops is dependent on the availability of funds, Program Officer’s discretion, and certain other restrictions including:

  • Conference or workshop subject matter must be scientific, technical, or involve professional issues that are relevant to our mission of managing the U.S. Air Force basic research program
  • Dissemination of research results from work we fund to relevant scientific and technical audiences 
  • Transfer of Federally developed technology or technology developed using Federalfunding to the private sector or to stimulate wider interest and inquiry into the relevant scientific, technical, or professional issues relevant to our mission.

Proposals for conference or workshop support should be submitted a minimum of six (6) months prior to the date of the conference or workshop. We cannot make an award after the conference start date, even if you submitted your proposal earlier.


May 8, 2019
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