AFRL Space vehicles (RV) and Directed energy (RD) university assistance instruments

Grant Name
AFRL Space vehicles (RV) and Directed energy (RD) university assistance instruments
U.S. Department of Defense
Country or Region
United States
Research Field
Social Sciences, Law
December 19, 2023
Grant Size
Up to 18,000,000 USD with total funding of 90,000,000 USD
Contact Info
Academic Institutions
Grant Number
The AFRL Space Vehicles and Directed Energy Directorates are interested in receiving proposals under this announcement in order to establish assistance agreements with U.S. /U.S. territories’ colleges and universities in space vehicles and directed energy-related basic, applied, and advanced research projects that provide a public purpose and are of interest to the Department of Defense mission. The scope of the research will include the entire spectrum of space vehicles and directed energy technology applicable to the Air Force, including all tangentially-related space vehicle and directed energy. The research shall include, but not be limited to the following Core Technical Competencies (CTCs): Space Vehicles – Space Environment, Space Platforms and Electronics Technologies, Space Experiments, and Battlespace Capability Enhancements; Directed Energy – Laser Systems, Directed Energy and Electro-Optics for Space Superiority, High Power Electromagnetics, and Weapons Modeling, Simulation and Analysis. The research activities managed within each CTC are summarized below. Furthermore, topics should advance public purpose of these areas, have the potential for commercialization, or involve student research, thereby contributing to potential future workforce development.

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DoD General Application Instructions Download File
DoD Grants Lifecycle Open Link
Purdue Grant Writing Lab: Introduction to Grant Writing Open Link
University of Wisconsin Writing Center: Planning and Writing a Grant Proposal Open Link

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