Military Medical Photonics Program


The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) seeks unclassified proposals for broad-based research and development aimed at using lasers and other light source technology to develop applications in medicine, photobiology, surgery, and closely related materials sciences, with applications to combat casualty care and other military medical problems. This announcement is primarily directed toward university-based medical institutions; however, all qualified and responsible prime applicants located in the United States are eligible to submit proposals. The highest priority will be extended to proposals up to three (3) years duration to be conducted by teams of physicians, biomedical scientists, physical scientists, and engineers. The efforts proposed may be basic or applied research, and must have direct relevance to combat casualty care or other military medical priorities. Applicants must demonstrate substantial experience working to further military medical priorities, including transitioning research into clinical practice and working products. Substantial experience collaborating with military medical centers is also a requirement to establish relevance to combat casualty care or other military medical priorities, and facilitate the transition of research results to meet military needs. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as practicable. Proposals may be reviewed and selected as received. Awards may take the form of grants or contracts.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Defense
Office: Department of the Air Force, Office of Scientific Research
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Grant, Procurement Contract
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
All qualified and responsible non-Federal entity applicant organizations located in the United States are eligible to submit proposals; however, this announcement is primarily directed toward university-based medical institutions. Collaborations with defense-related medical research entities are desirable and strongly encouraged. If an applicantâ₏™s proposal is selected, AFOSR will review Office of Management and Budget (OMB) designated repositories of government-wide public and non-public data as required by 31 U.S.C. 3321 and 41 U.S.C. 2313 as described in 2 CFR 200.205 and 32 CFR 22.410 to assess risk posed by applicants; and confirm applicants are qualified, responsible, and eligible to receive an award.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Proposals must be received electronically through not later than 22 April 2016 at 11:59 PM applicant organization local time to be considered.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Kyle Blake
Phone 703 696 7315
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $250,000.00 to $1,000,000.00


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