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October 23, 2023
9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Working with DoD Funding Agencies — a Program Officer’s Perspective

Toni Morrison Hall
Room 102 A/B
18 Sisson Place
Ithaca, NY 14850

Could you do more with DoD funding opportunities? Please join us for a discussion session with two program officers from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).  

The US Government funds basic and applied research across many disciplines using multiple funding agencies. This presentation will focus on funding processes used by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) but will also be relevant to other DoD funding agencies (Army Research Office, ARO; Office of Naval Research, ONR). The presentation will address topics related to the Broad Agency Announcement, BAA; white papers; proposal submission; funding timelines; program reviews; reports; domestic and international collaboration; and communications all from the mindset of the program officer. 


  • Kenneth Caster, Ph.D. Program Officer, Organic Materials Chemistry,
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) 
  • John Luginsland, Ph.D. Program Officer, High-Energy Radiation Matter Systems, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) 

Getting to Toni Morrison Hall

  • Parking is available in A-lot, which is a short walk to Toni Morrison. 
  • You may also find a Park Mobile spot open at Robert Purcell or Helen Newman. 
  • The TCAT bus route 30 or 81 is another option. Free with your Cornell ID. Use the myStop app for real time schedule information.