Meesmolad Ranaiefar, Cristian Orozco, Shannon Stephens, Asheley Blackford and Nanthakishore Makeswaran visited Carillon Historical Park as part of a tour to see the rich aviation history and invention that originates in Dayton.
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About the Program 


The Minority Leaders - Research Collaboration Program (ML-RCP) was created in 2005 at AFRL. The ML-RCP enables collaborative research partnerships between AFRL and academia that engage a diverse pool of talent in addressing foundational research challenges in support of the nation's air, space, and cyberspace technology needs. This program is the Air Force's single largest endeavor with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).


The objective of the ML-RCP is to enable, enhance, and expand the research capabilities of HBCUs and MSIs through collaborative research efforts with AFRL. Funding opportunities for projects of interest to AFRL range from $50,000 - $125,000 per year.

Since 2005, the ML-RCP has enabled more than 900 students and 250 faculty participants from more than 50 partnering institutions to collaborate on AFRL directed research projects.

Join us! Membership is free and we welcome all HBCUs and MSIs. Details at Members.

View open project opportunities for technical research. Details at ML-RCP Opportunities.

Learn more about AFRL research areas and Technical Directorates. Details at Research

For questions and to join, please contact