The Research in Europe on Autonomy, Cognitive sciences & Human factors (REACH) program was established in 2016 to address the most pressing Air Force behavioral science topics related to human interactions with other humans and machines. The program’s autonomy research includes human-machine teaming, human trust in automated systems, supervisory control of highly automated systems, and other interactions with intelligent machine agents. The REACH sub-program on cognitive sciences explores theoretical cognitive research related to human information processing, biomarkers of stress & workload, socio/cultural topics, and applied neurosciences. The final Human Factors Engineering sub-area supports military research topics related to man-machine interfaces to include direct brain-machine interactions (neuroengineering), neuroergonomics, and display symbology and optimization involving all of the human senses. The REACH program is specifically designed to tie critical European, African, and Middle Eastern Behavioral Science research to AFRL’s 711th Human Performance Wing, Human Effectiveness Directorate, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, as well as to the US Air Force Academy’s Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership. For more information about the REACH portfolio or to help identify critical research areas/gaps, please contact the EOARD Program Officer, Lt Col Chris McClernon at email@example.com.
Information for Prospective Grantees/Contractors Interested in AFOSR or EOARD funding for your innovative research ideas? Here’s how to get started!
Information for Current Grantees/Contractors Already working with EOARD? Here’s what you need to know!
Information for Windows on Science (WOS) In addition to support of research grants and technical exchanges, we provide travel funding for foreign scientists to present and discuss their research with interested AF/DoD parties. See WOS information and forms to learn more.
Program OfficerLt Col Shad Reedeoard.firstname.lastname@example.org
About EOARD Established in 1952, the mission of the European Office of Aerospace Research & Development (office symbol: AFRL/AFOSR/IOE) is to discover, shape, and champion fundamental research of profound scientific impact and Air Force relevance. Located in London, our area of engagement includes Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and former Soviet states. EOARD provides direct financial support (and support on behalf of other AF and DoD funding agencies) for innovative international science, primarily through research grants. In addition, we support technical exchanges and visiting scientists to foster collaborations between leading researchers and the Air Force research community. (Contact a Program Officer or email@example.com.)