Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Last updated: April 6, 2021
- Department of Defense Disclosure Guidance - February 2021
- AFOSR Announces Closer Scrutiny of No-cost Extensions - February 2012
- How to find specific RFP/PA/BAA information and instructions
- Proposal checklist specific needs required for proposal submission
- Format in which proposals can be submitted
- What are deadline cycles?
- Model Proposal
Links to AFOSR’s Contracts and Grants Information Page
Note: DoD is reviewing the Uniform Guidance Part 200—Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, And Audit Requirements For Federal Awards issued on December 26, 2014. Once DoD has finalized this review this updates to information on this page will be provided.
Grant Terms and Conditions – MIT is a Research Institution member of the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), subject to the Research Terms and Conditions. AFOSR Grants to MIT are issued under these terms. Please refer to Prior Approval Matrix and Appendices which has links to the NSF website. Specifically refer to DoD/AFOSR July 2008 .This link will provide you with information regarding the AFOSR Research Terms and Conditions for your Grant.
The Prior Approval Matrix and Appendices explain which transactions require Agency prior approval or have been waived.
Proposal checklist specific needs required for proposal submission
Contract proposals are submitted in accordance with opportunity announcements. Each announcement contains specific proposal requirements. Please refer to the individual funding announcement for proposal submission guidelines.
Grant proposals are submitted in accordance with individual broad agency announcements. Each announcement contains specific proposal requirements. Please refer to the individual broad agency announcement for proposal submission guidelines.
The announcements may be found at the links above.
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) AFOSR-BAA-2015-0001 is the open announcement for submitting proposals to AFOSR This BAA will remain open until replaced by successor BAA
All other AFOSR Announcements (BAA’s) must be read thoroughly to ensure proposal submission requirements are met.
Format in which proposals can be submitted
Proposals for where the anticipated award vehicle is a Grant must be submitted via Grants.Gov either by the Kuali Coeus Proposal System to System interface with Grants.Gov or directly into Grants.Gov.
The proposal may be submitted either electronically or in hard copy form, but not both. All proposers must include the SF 424 (R&R) form as the cover page. Unnecessarily elaborate brochures, reprints or presentations beyond those sufficient to present a complete and effective proposal are not desired.
For electronic submissions in Grants.Gov [website], all appropriate fields are to be filled out in accordance with BAA Instructions.
Links to Training for Systems
c. Normally the Sponsor will contact the RAS Liaison regarding any issues with validations, or any other proposal questions regarding the SOW or budget. Historically AFOSR Proposals do not fail validations as AFOSR does not have stringent validation requirements like other federal agencies (i.e. NIH)
What are the deadline cycles?
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) AFOSR-BAA-2014-0001 is the open announcement for submitting proposals to AFOSR This BAA will remain open until replaced by successor BAA.
For other Announcements AFOSR typically accepts proposals by 4 PM on the due date as stated in the announcement. PLEASE READ THE ANNOUCEMENT CAREFULLY TO CONFIRM YOUR PROPOSAL DEADLINE.
The AFOSR MURI Program (Normal deadline is early spring Feb/March) and DURIP Program (Normal deadline is late summer Aug/Sept). These are special programs that typically see a number of submissions by MIT faculty. Please refer to Program Announcement to ensure proper proposal submission.
No Specific format is required by AFOSR. It is important to provide all required information as outlined on the checklist and as requested in the specific BAA.