Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Updated: February 7, 2024

Finding Funding Opportunities

The latest AFOSR BAAs are on

Submission Portal and Format

Proposals may be submitted using the following methods:

The proposal may be submitted either electronically or in hard copy form, but not both. 

For electronic submissions in Grants.Gov, all appropriate fields are to be filled out in accordance with BAA instructions. Provide all required information as outlined on the checklist and as requested in the specific BAA. 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.

Normally the sponsor will contact the RAS liaison regarding any issues with validations, or any other proposal questions regarding the SOW or budget.

Deadline Cycles

For other announcements AFOSR typically accepts proposals by 4 PM on the due date as stated in the announcement. Please read the announcement carefully to confirm your proposal deadline.

The AFOSR MURI program and DURIP program are special programs that typically see a number of submissions by MIT faculty. The MURI program deadline is typically in early spring (February or March) and the DURIP program deadline is typically late summer (August or September). Please refer to the program announcement to ensure proper proposal submission.

Terms and Conditions

Review the RAS summary of AFOSR Terms and Conditions. For more details, or for unusual cases, consult:

Terms and conditions are established by MIT's membership in the Federal Demonstration Partnership

Disclosures, Checklists, and Other Guidance

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