AFRL COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
Guidelines for Hiring Interns
- Government scientists will initiate projects and define the undergraduate or graduate student knowledge/skill required for their project. DAGSI will furnish the Government with a group of suitable students for selection. The student selected will arrange work schedules for each project suitable to both the research and Government milestones.
- Each research project shall be initiated by written authorization given existing TD processes. DAGSI shall perform and administer each project after authorization is given to proceed. The Government Project Engineer shall be notified if there will be any schedule conflicts. The student shall ensure that the project has a completed schedule.
- Only Scientific and engineering research in support of all AFRL technical areas will be authorized. The work will not include services of an administrative or clerical nature.
- Not all requests for undergraduate or graduate research may be able to be accommodated by the recipient due to limitations in funding, the recipient workforce or agreement constraints.
AFRL/DAGSI Research Program
The AFRL/DAGSI Ohio Student-Faculty Research Fellowship program, funded primarily by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), supports science and engineering graduate students and faculty who conduct research in areas targeted by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. As of January 2019, DAGSI also has a Cooperative Agreement (FA8650-19-2-9300) with AFRL. This agreement is flexible, allowing for AFRL to either cost-share with ODHE and/or a university or to fund a project in its entirety. Prospective competitive applicants should discuss this possibility with their topic sponsors.
Information on guidelines and applications for AFRL funded projects is mainly the same as ODHE funded projects and can be found at https://www.soche.org/dagsi/information/.
However, unlike the ODHE funded projects which are competitive and only awarded once a year, AFRL fully funded projects can happen at any time of the year. These can be newly developed projects, or the Technology Directorates have the ability to pick up projects that did not receive ODHE funding during a specific competitive cycle. Projects fully funded by AFRL may also support universities outside of Ohio.
A completed application package and DAGSI approved budget must be received prior to AFRL obligation of funds. The DAGSI Program Manager will notify the AFRL project sponsor when the package is complete. Requests for obligated funds to be added should be directed to Cindy McIver (Procurement Support; Contractor, AFRL/RYKS) email@example.com.
Once DAGSI receives the matching obligation, a contract will then be completed between DAGSI and the student’s university. The application package and guidelines can be found at https://www.soche.org/dagsi/apply/.
Projects solely funded by AFRL dollars are renewable based on funding availability of the sponsoring TD and do not follow the renewal requirements required by the ODHE guidelines.
AFRL-fully funded projects follow the same reporting requirements as the ODHE funded projects. This information can be found at https://www.soche.org/dagsi/reporting/.
If you are interested in being an AFRL sponsor, please contact Kim Elam (DAGSI Program Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Graduate Student Involvement of Other AFRL Sites
DAGSI program funding from the state of Ohio must support Ohio institutions. However, AFRL funding would enable opening the program to other AFRL locations (e.g., Kirtland Air Force Base, NM; Eglin Air Force Base, FL; and Rome, NY) and to other universities outside Ohio. If a potential opportunity outside of Wright Patterson Air Force Base presents itself, the DAGSI Program Manager and AFRL will work together to explore how it might be implemented within the guidelines of this Cooperative Agreement and the recipient’s agreements with the state of Ohio.