Welcome to the web page for the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (EOARD). This section provides general information for EOARD and specific information for how to work with Program Officers (POs) in our office. Web links for EOARD programs may be found in EOARD Programs.
The mission of the European Office of Aerospace Research & Development (EOARD) is to discover, shape, and champion basic science of Air Force interest through collaborations with the scientific community in Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, and Africa. We accomplish this through three primary activities:
EOARD is a field office of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), which is located in Arlington, Va., USA. AFOSR manages all basic research activities for the U.S. Air Force. For information about AFOSR, see: http://www.wpafb.af.mil/afrl/afosr/.
EOARD and AFOSR are part of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), which has extensive R&D programs in nine different technical directorates at multiple locations within the USA. See the following link for more information about AFRL: http://www.wpafb.af.mil/afrl.aspx. Program Officers (POs) at EOARD work closely with POs at AFOSR to fund basic research in support of the AFRL mission. EOARD and AFOSR work closely with AFRL scientists and engineers across all technical areas.
At AFOSR, white papers and proposals are solicited through a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). The BAA addresses broad technical areas under which Principle Investigators (PIs) can submit proposals and receive funding through a competitive process. Technical areas at EOARD are tied to AFOSR and thus the AFOSR BAA. For information on the latest AFOSR solicitations see the following link: http://www.wpafb.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=8127.
For information on the active AFOSR BAA, see: BAA-AFOSR-2016-0007. Potential PIs should contact EOARD POs to get a sense of their focus and interest areas, and for more information on funding opportunities.For general inquiries, please email email@example.com.See the AFOSR/EOARD website for additional information about EOARD.