ML-RCP Membership

AFRL ML-RCP welcomes all Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs); including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and more.

Membership is free and members access all benefits immediately. The primary focus of the ML-RCP is to enable, enhance, and expand the capacity of MSIs. However, any institution of higher education (IHE) seeking to increase the participation of underrepresented faculty and/or students may apply.  

To join the AFRL ML-RCP consortium, please contact

ML-RCP Members

ML-RCP members hail from across the United States from New York to Hawaii. These members create a diverse network of people and institutions collaborating with AFRL on vital research.

ML-RCP Membership Benefits

Faculty and students from AFRL ML-RCP member institutions work on cutting-edge research projects year-round with AFRL. AFRL ML-RCP member institutions and faculty have equal access to funding for single and multi-year projects. Average project cost ranges between $50,000-$125,000 per year.

Additional benefits include:


Two-story red brick building with Alabama A&M University sign on it.

Alabama A&M University

Sign at Bethune-Cookman University with red brick 2-story building with columned entrance in background

 Bethune-Cookman University

Aerial view of Chaminade University of Honolulu

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Red brick building with bell tower and white columns that says Clark Atlanta University across the cornice.

Clark Atlanta University 

Two-story red brick building with columned entrance and foliage at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 

Sign at entrance of Florida Atlantic University with palm tress

Florida Atlantic University 

Florida International University campus with palm trees

Florida International University 

Fort Valley State University 

George Mason University 

Georgia Tech Research Institute

Grambling State University 

Red brick sign reading Jackson State University with the campus in the background.

Jackson State University 

Foliage around stone sign that reads "Kentucky State University. Founded 1886."

Kentucky State University 

Louisiana State University 

Three-story red brick colonial building at Louisiana Tech University.

Louisiana Tech University 

Mississippi State University 

Two0story beige concrete building with concrete sign in front that reads Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology 

Morgan State University 

Aerial view of New Mexico State University.

New Mexico State University 

Students outside two-story brick and concrete student union at Norfolk State University.

Norfolk State University 

Three-story brick building with six-column entrance behind marble sculpture of four men at North Carolina A&T.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 

Prairie View A&M University 

San Diego State University 

Three-story red brick building with 6-column entrance at Tennessee State University.

Tennessee State University

Modern four-story building with glass entrance and exterior concrete staircase at Southern Texas University.

Texas Southern University

The University of Arizona

Contemporary glass, steel and brick curved building with palm trees in the front at University of Central Florida.

University of Central Florida

Aerial view of the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 

University of Houston 

Red banners on University of Illinois campus with Chicago skyline in background

University of Illinois Chicago

Expansive view of the campus of the University of Maryland Baltimore County behind UMBS sign.

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Red brick wall with illuminated UNLV on it in front of Las Vegas skyline at sunset.

University of Nevada Las Vegas

University of North Carolina

Multiple story red brick and concrete, proscenium theater named Texas Hall at University of Texas Arlington.

University of Texas at Arlington 

Scenic view of University of Texas El Paso campus showing the unique style of Bhutan's majestic dzongs, fortresses constructed with sloping 8-foot-thick walls and red-colored roofs.

The University of Texas at El Paso 

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 

The Science and Engineering building at the University of Texas San Antonia

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Virginia Commonwealth University 

Old Main, the oldest building at West Texas A&M University, is a four-level structure with a balcony between a two-column entrance.

West Texas A&M University 

West Virginia University