Air Force Science & Technology Fellowships

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers postdoctoral and senior research awards at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) 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:

Base stipend starting at $76,542; may be higher based on experience
Health insurance (including dental and vision), relocation benefits, and a professional travel allowance
Applicants should contact prospective AFRL, AFIT and USAFA Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

For detailed program information, to search for AFRL, AFIT, and USAFA Research Opportunities, and to contact prospective Research Adviser(s), visit