U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program

Application Instructions - The 2021 Application Period is Now Open

Before Applying

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A complete application to the U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program includes:
  • A completed online application form, including citizenship, demographic, contact, and employment information
  • An electronic copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) uploaded in Adobe PDF format
  • Complete contact information for three references, one of whom must be your Department Head or Dean
  • An electronic copy of your research proposal uploaded in Adobe PDF format If you are proposing including a graduate student in your research, their application must be included with your proposal.

Please note: It is suggested that you upload your proposal only after you have received approval from the advisor of the program to which you are applying.

Detailed Instructions

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Applications, CVs, and research proposals must be submitted through the Systems Plus website. Please do not submit paper applications, CVs, or research proposals.

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Search for a Program Topic

Each of the participating Air Force research facilities and individual research advisors has specific areas of interest. SFFP applicants need to find an individual research advisor at one of the Air Force research facilities to discuss and eventually evaluate their formal research proposal. The collaboration between the Air Force research advisor and research fellow is critical to program success.

Click here to see a list of the participating Air Force research facilities.

Tips for Applying

There are several important steps to the SFFP application process. Detailed instructions and guidance are provided throughout the website for each step of the application process. It is essential that all required information supporting the application be provided and application deadlines be met. Click here to access a list of useful Tips that will help you successfully navigate the application process. Should you have questions at any time regarding the application process, send them to afsffp.pmo@sysplus.com and you will be provided a timely response to your inquiry.