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Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program

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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers postdoctoral and senior fellowship awards at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), and the U.S. Space Force (USSF) under the Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program (AF STFP).

We are seeking highly qualified candidates who are U.S. citizens and hold, or anticipate earning, a doctorate in a variety of fields of science or engineering.

Application deadline dates (four annual review cycles): • February 1 • May 1 • August 1 • November 1

Awardees have the opportunity to:

• Conduct independent research in an area compatible with the interests of the Air Force laboratories.

• Devote full-time effort to research and publication.

• Access the excellent and often unique Air Force research facilities.

• Collaborate with leading scientists and engineers.

Awardee benefits include:

• Base stipend starting at $95,000/year; may be higher based on experience.

• Health insurance (including dental and vision), relocation benefits, and a professional travel allowance.

For detailed program information, to search for AFRL, AFIT, USAFA, and USSF Research Opportunities, and to contact prospective Research Adviser(s), please visit our website.
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Application Deadline: 8/1/2024

Participating Institution(s):
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National Academies, The (Lead)
U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology
Air Force Research Laboratory
U.S. Air Force Academy

Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

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Academic Disciplines:
STEM Fields

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