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Postdoctoral Research Fellows - Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers postdoctoral and senior fellowship awards at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) under the Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program (AF STFP).

We are seeking highly qualified candidates who are U.S. citizens and hold, or anticipate earning, a doctorate in a variety of fields of science or engineering.

Application deadline dates (four annual review cycles):

  • February 1
  • May 1
  • August 1
  • November 1

Awardees have the opportunity to:

  • Conduct independent research in an area compatible with the interests of the Air Force laboratories
  • Devote full-time effort to research and publication
  • Access the excellent and often unique Air Force research facilities
  • Collaborate with leading scientists and engineers

Awardee benefits include:

  • Base stipend starting at $76,542; may be higher based on experience
  • Health insurance (including dental and vision), relocation benefits, and a professional travel allowance

For detailed program information, to search for AFRL, AFIT, and USAFA Research Opportunities, and to contact prospective Research Adviser(s), visit


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine serves as an independent adviser to the federal government on scientific and technical questions of national importance. Established under the congressional charter of the private, non-profit National Academy of Sciences this agency brings the resources of the entire scientific and technical community to bear on national problems through its volunteer advisory committees. The Fellowship Programs of the Policy and Global Affairs Division, one of the National Academies' divisions, is charged with administering the Research Associateship Program, which offers awards for postdoctoral, senior and graduate research in US government laboratories and affiliated institutions.

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