Louisiana Tech University
AFRL ML-RCP Partner Institution Strengths & Capabilities Survey

Contact Information
Name: Sumeet Dua, PhD
Title: Executive Associate Vice President for Research and Partnerships and Chief Research Officer
Email: sdua@latech.edu


2. Please note, in detail, any research areas of strength not listed above. This may include fundamental sciences (e.g. math, physics, biology, etc.). 

3. Are there any emerging areas of research your institution is actively seeking to develop? 

4. Does your institution have any internal research centers or participate in any research consortia? 

5. Please provide a list of relevant facilities and equipment.

6. Does your institution have a relationship with any other academic institution or research organization(s) that enables your access to their facilities and equipment? 

Louisiana Tech has agreements in place whereby faculty get access at internal rates to the research facilities at the following institutions:

7. Has your institution collaborated with Department of Defense in the past? 

8. Is your institution involved in any federal STEM funding efforts?

9. This program requires documentation (i.e. theses, dissertation, presentations, etc.) to go through the AFRL public affairs review process. Would this present a challenge for your institution?

Research Administration and Compliance

10. Does your institution have an office of sponsored programs?

11. Does your institution have an approval process for seeking extramural funding?

12. Does your institution accept federal award dollars and manage standard fiscal reporting, and compliance requirements? 

13. Does your institution provide guidance to PIs for budget development?

14. Does your institution offer proposal development services?

15. Does your institution offer research development services, e.g., assistance with finding research funding, proposal management, team formation/development, etc.?

16. Does you institution offer research compliance training and education, i.e., roles and responsibilities of principal investigators?

17. Does your institution have a designated Export Control Officer?

18. Is your institution registered with the US State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls?

19. Does your institution currently perform Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI/ NIST 800-171 compliant) research? 

20. Does your institution currently perform research subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations?

21. Does your institution have a DoD Facility Security Clearance (FCL)?  If Yes:

a. What is the FCL’s classification level? 

b. What is the FCL’s authorized safeguarding level?

c. How many safeguarding-approved spaces do you manage?

d. What is your facility’s CAGE Code(s)?  

ML-RCP Program Expectations

22. The objective of the AFRL ML-RCP is to enable and enhance the research capabilities of the HBCU’s/MSIs through collaborative research efforts with AFRL. What would be necessary for you to receive to meet this objective? 

Louisiana Tech collaborates with HBCUs such as Grambling State University, Southern University in Baton Rouge, and Alcorn State University on various fronts. In the past, through the support of the RCP-MLP program, Tech has had productive collaborations with Prairie View A&M University and  North Carolina A&T State University. RCP-MLP-supported programs that could further build those collaborations and lead to faculty and student engagement at AFRL directorates will be welcomed.