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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 are open to U.S. citizens.

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

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

Please note: Eligibility 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.


Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) - Arlington , VA
Ms. Ellen M. Robinson 703 588 8527
711 Human Performance Wing - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Dr. Rajesh Naik 937.255.8222
Mr. Mike Reynolds 937.255.7629
Dr. David Stargel 937.255.0416
Mr. Michael J. Griffin 937.255.7629
Aeronautical Research Center - US Air Force Academy, CO
Prof. Thomas E. McLaughlin 719 333 2613
Aerospace Systems Directorate - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Dr. Frank S. Gulczinski 937 938 4805
Dr. Siva Banda 937.938.4997
Air Force Inst of Technology - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Dr. Heidi R. Ries 937.255.3633
Col. Michael Caylor 937.255.3636
Directed Energy Directorate - Kirtland AFB, NM
Dr. Diana L Loree 505.846.5261
Dr. Jeremy Murray-Krezan 505 252 8060
Information Directorate - Rome, NY
Dr. Paul Antonik 315.330.4512
Dr. Andrew Noga 315 330 3251
Dr. Stanley J. Wenndt 315.330.7244
Mr. Terrance Stedman 315 330 2136
Materials & Manufacturing Directorate - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Dr. Timothy J. Bunning 937.255.6825
Dr. Michael Caton 937 656 9223
Mr. Mark N. Groff 937 255 9836
Munitions Directorate - Eglin AFB, FL
Dr. David E. Lambert 850 865-1851
Dr. C. Michael Lindsay 850.882.1543
RQ/Chemistry and Chemical Tech - Edwards AFB, CA
Dr. Joseph M. Mabry 661 857 6289
Sensors Directorate - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Dr. Michael T. Eismann 937.713.8831
Jara Gulasa 937 713 8511
James Vital 937.528.8841
Space Vehicles Directorate - Kirtland Air Force Base, NM
Dr. Thomas Cooley 505 846 2986
Mr. Eugene R Fosness 505 846 1790
US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs - USAFA, CO
Ms. Michelle Alvarez-Rea 719-333-3273
Lt Col Donald Rhymer 719 333 4195
NRC Program Administrator
Dr. Eric Basques 202-334-2707
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