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Associateship Programs at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

This page provides specific information about the NRC Research Associateship Program at AFRL.

When to Apply

This Agency participates in all reviews.

Click How to Apply for information about reviews and review deadlines.


Click Eligibility for overall eligibility criteria for RAP.

Research opportunities at AFRL have varying citizenship requirements:
•  Open to U.S. citizens: Aerospace Systems Directorate
•  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents: Air Force Research Laboratory

Research opportunities at AFRL are open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants.

Click About RAP - Levels for a definition of each level.

Please note: Eligiblity requirements can vary for each research opportunity; be sure to check the specific opportunities in which you are interested.


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,000 $3,500

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

All Associates will receive a stipend increase after one year of tenure.

Additional Information About Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

AFRL - Materials and Manufacturing Directorate requires that all US legal permanent residents send a copy of their Resident Alien Card (green card) to the Research Associateship Programs office at the time of application. If the Resident Alien Card is not provided, the application will not be processed, and will be removed from further consideration.


Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) - Arlington , VA
Ms. Ellen M. Robinson 703 588 8527 ellen.robinson.1@us.af.mil
711 Human Performance Wing - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Dr. Rajesh Naik 937.255.8222 rajesh.naik@us.af.mil
Mr. Mike Reynolds 937.255.7629 mike.reynolds.ctr@us.af.mil
Dr. David Stargel 937.255.0416 david.stargel@us.af.mil
Mr. Michael J. Griffin 937.255.7629 michael.griffin@wpafb.af.mil
Aeronautical Research Center - US Air Force Academy, CO
Prof. Thomas E. McLaughlin 719 333 2613 tom.mclaughlin@usafa.edu
Aerospace Systems Directorate - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Dr. Frank S. Gulczinski 937 938 4805 frank.gulczinski@us.af.mil
Dr. Siva Banda 937.938.4997 Siva.Banda@us.af.mil
Air Force Inst of Technology - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Dr. Heidi R. Ries 937.255.3633 heidi.ries@afit.edu
Col. Michael Caylor 937.255.3636 Michael.Caylor@afit.edu
Directed Energy Directorate - Kirtland AFB, NM
Dr. Diana L Loree 505.846.5261 diana.loree@us.af.mil
Dr. Robert E. Peterkin 505.846.0862 Robert.peterkin@us.af.mil
Information Directorate - Rome, NY
Dr. Paul Antonik 315.330.4512 paul.antonik@us.af.mil
Dr. Andrew Noga 315 330 3251 andrew.noga.1.ctr@us.af.mil
Dr. Stanley J. Wenndt 315.330.7244 stanley.wenndt@us.af.mil
Mr. Terrance Stedman 315 330 2136 terrance.stedman@us.af.mil
Materials & Manufacturing Directorate - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Dr. Timothy J. Bunning 937.255.6825 timothy.bunning@us.af.mil
Dr. Michael Caton 937 656 9223 michael.caton@us.af.mil
Mr. Mark N. Groff 937 255 9836 mark.groff.1@us.af.mil
Munitions Directorate - Eglin AFB, FL
Dr. David E. Lambert 850 865-1851 david.lambert.9@us.af.mil
Dr. C. Michael Lindsay 850.882.1543 c.lindsay@us.af.mil
RQ/Chemistry and Chemical Tech - Edwards AFB, CA
Dr. Richard Cohn 661.275.6177 Richard.Cohn@us.af.mil
Sensors Directorate - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Dr. Michael T. Eismann 937.713.8831 michael.eismann@us.af.mil
Jara Gulasa 937.713.8511 jara.gulasa.ctr@us.af.mil
James Vital 937.528.8841 james.vital@us.af.mil
Space Vehicles Directorate - Kirtland AFB, NM
Mr. Eugene R Fosness 505 846 1790 eugene.fosness@us.af.mil
Dr. Gregory G. Spanjers 50584692330 gregory.spanjers@us.af.mil
US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs - USAFA, CO
Ms. Michelle Alvarez-Rea 719-333-3273 Michelle.alvarez-rea.ctr@usafa.edu
Col Mark D. Reimann 719 333 4195 mark.reimann@usafa.edu
NRC Program Administrator
Dr. Eric Basques 202-334-2707 ebasques@nas.edu
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