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AF S&T Fellowship Fair

August 23

AF S&T Fellowship Fair- NRC Research Associate Program

Doolittle Institute is working to identify potential candidates for the NRC Research Associate Program (RAP) from U.S. colleges and universities for the Air Force Research Lab Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW). The NRC RAP program promotes excellence in research conducted by U.S. Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDC) and related institutions. AFRL/RW has available research opportunities in which postdoctoral and senior-level researchers can apply for paid fellowships that could potentially lead to longer-term government employment. 

The NRC RAP program offers competitive awards for scientists and engineers to conduct independent research in federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Awards include attractive stipends (ranging from $45,000 to $80,000 for recent doctoral recipients and are proportionally higher for Senior Associates), health insurance, an allowance for professional travel, and relocation benefits. Research is conducted in collaboration with a Research Adviser who is a member of the senior professional staff at the laboratory. Research Advisers provide guidance, advice, and support for the Associate during their tenure. The host laboratory provides research facilities, equipment, and funding for supplies to support the Associate’s research. 

Prospective applicants from academic institutions conducting research in the below technology areas matching AFRL/RW eligibility criteria will be invited to attend an S&T Fellowship Fair hosted by Doolittle Institute.

Eligibility Requirements:  

  1. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M., or academically equivalent research doctorate before beginning tenure 
  2. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. 
  3. Applicants must be willing to relocate to the Eglin Air Force Base area; remote work is not an option. 

More information can be found here: Eligibility Criteria ( 

At this event, prospective applicants can engage with the advisers and learn more about the research opportunities for paid fellowships with AFRL/RW. 

Current Open Research Opportunity Areas:


Robust GPS-denied Single and Multi-agent (Cooperative) Navigation

Optoelectronics and Photonics:

Characterization of Photonic Crystals, Metamaterials, and Metasurfaces

Design of Hybrid Nano-Optical Systems

Guidance and Control:

Guidance and Control Strategies for Adaptive Morphing Unmanned Air Systems in Complex Environments


Target Phenomenology Modeling and Simulation for Munition Sensors


Reliability of Electronics in Extreme Environments

Adv. Materials and Manufacturing:

Additive Manufacturing of Multifunctional Materials 

How Do I Participate?

Register for an adviser to review your resume [Register Here].

If selected by an adviser in the initial screening process, you will be invited to attend a Fellowship Fair in one of the following months:



The adviser will identify prospective candidates to further engage with (this could possibly involve candidates visiting AFRL/RW to present their research to AFRL/RW S&Es).

Submit the online NRC application, if the adviser requests.

***If a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the deadline is moved to the next business day***

A complete list of all research “Opportunities” can be found on the NRC RAP website at:

AFRL/RW-specific opportunities seeking research associates can be found by searching the above web link for “FL, Eglin Air Force Base.” 


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