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 program is to enable, enhance, and expand the research capabilities of HBCUs and MSIs through collaborative research efforts with AFRL. The AFRL ML-RCP has been recognized as a model for diversity engagements enabling more than 750 students and 200 faculty participants from 36 partnering institutions to collaborate on AFRL directed research projects.

AFRL has a cooperative research agreement with The Ohio State University.

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