AFRL ML-RCP Membership

All Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs); including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs); are invited to join the AFRL ML-RCP. Membership is free and members access all benefits immediately. Other institutions of higher education (IHEs) are eligible for supporting membership and may partner with an AFRL ML-RCP member on research project proposals and projects. If you have questions about AFRL ML-RCP membership, please contact

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, but projects will be considered that are submitted for $250,000 per year. Additional benefits include:

  • Access to a network of AFRL, Department of Defense (DoD), and academic researchers

  • Connection to AFRL researchers in specific research areas

  • Webinars and information sessions with AFRL researchers

  • Support for proposal submissions

  • Administrative technical assistance support

  • Best practices for student mentoring and development

  • Funding for student researchers and summer internships at AFRL

  • Access to AFRL equipment and laboratories

  • Guidance, support, and best practices in export control

  • Increase in the number of underrepresented students enrolled in STEM programs

  • Increase in published papers and citations to esteemed publications


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

Alabama A&M University

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Two students walk down a hallway at Central State University.

Central State University

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Aerial view of Chaminade University of Honolulu

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Gothic building and archway at City College of New York.

City College of New York

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Four-story building on Fisk University campus.

Fisk University

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

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

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Red brick building and parking garage at Georgia Tech Research Institute.

Georgia Tech Research Institute

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Sign and flags at the entrance of Grambling State University.

Grambling State University

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

Kentucky State University

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Bell tower at Louisiana State University.

Louisiana State University

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

Louisiana Tech University

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Four-story red brick building on a green lawn at Mississippi State University.

Mississippi State University

Tree next to the white, concrete two-story engineering building at Morgan State University.

Morgan State University

Aerial view of New Mexico State University.

New Mexico State University

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Two-story Spanish-style white building with a red roof and circular pond behind entrance sign for New Mexico Tech.

New Mexico Tech

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

Norfolk State University

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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

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Bronze sculpture of panther outside three-story glass, concrete and brick student center at Prairie View A&M University.

Prairie View A&M University

Two-story Mediterranean Revival style building behind water fountain with four sprays of water at Rice University.

Rice University

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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

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Two-story red brick building with terra cotta roof and large 11 arched windows at University of Arizona.

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

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Art Deco style  Ezekiel W. Cullen Building, the iconic administrative building with fountain in front at the University of Houston.

University of Houston

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

University of Maryland Baltimore County

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

University of Texas Arlington

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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

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

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