The focus is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to our national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities. These areas are organized and managed in two scientific branches: 

  • Engineering and Information Sciences (RTA) 
  • Physical and Biological Sciences (RTB) 
 The BAA covers an exhaustive list including, but not limited to:
Engineering and Complex Systems
  • Dynamic materials and interactions
  • Ghz-THz electronics and materials
  • Energy, combustion, and non-equilibrium Thermodynamics
  • Unstady Aerodynamics and turbulent flows
  • Low density materials

Information and Networks

  • computational mathematics
  • dynamics and control
  • dynamic data driven application systems
  • optimization and discrete mathematics
  • Science of information, computation, learning and fusion

Physical Sciences

  • aerospace materials for extreme environments
  • Atomic and molecular physics
  • Electromagnetics
  • Laser and optical physics
  • Optoelectronics and photonics
  • Plasma and electro-energetic physics
  • Quantum Electronic solids
  • Quantum Information Sciences
  • Remote sensing
  • Space science
  • Ultrashort pulse laser-matter interactions

Chemistry and Biological Sciences

  • Biophysics
  • Human performance and biosystems
  • Mechanics of multifunctional materials and microsystems
  • molecular dynamics and theoretical chemistry
  • Natural materials, systems, and extremophiles
  • organic materials chemistry

Deadlines: This announcement remains open until superseded. Wereview and evaluate proposals as they are received. You may submit proposals at any time; however, some specific topic instructions may recommend submission by specific dates that align with funding expectations. 

Funding agency: 
Department of Defense, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Funding type: