ML-RCP Opportunities

AFRL ML-RCP Opportunities

Faculty from AFRL ML-RCP member institutions may immediately submit proposals. Faculty submit project proposals two ways. First, at regular intervals in response to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from AFRL on selected topics. Second, at any time as a white paper on any topic of interest to AFRL. White papers generate new, unsolicited ideas and require an invitation from AFRL to develop a full proposal. The AFRL independently reviews and selects all projects.

Solicited Topic Calls

Solicited Topic Calls

All AFRL ML-RCP members may view active Requests for Proposals. Anyone may request access and submit against a white paper, but your institution is expected to become a member before receiving project funds.

Currently Open Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

Below are the current AFRL ML-RCP open RFPs. Please click on the links to view the full details.

Use the White Paper Template below for your submission.

Please submit a solicited topic white paper using the submit button below.


RFP-21-RX-001: Generation and Evolution of Surface and Near-Surface Defects during the Processing of Ceramic and Carbon Composites



RFP-21-RX-002: Developing environmentally friendly biosynthetic routes to synthesize aerospace-grade monomers and their precursors



RFP-21-RV-001: Leveraging Microgravity for Military/Commercial Applications & Products


RFP-21-RX-003: Predicting Infiltration Efficiency in Structures with Hierarchical Complexity


RFP-21-RV-002: Rocket Cargo Technology for Agile Global Logistics


RFP-21-RY-001: Safe Autonomous Aerospace Control Systems

Unsolicited Topic Calls

Unsolicited Topic Calls

Faculty from AFRL ML-RCP member institutions may submit a white paper proposal at any time. White papers generate new, unsolicited ideas and, thus, require an invitation from AFRL to develop into a full proposal. White papers may be submitted on any research area of interest to AFRL.

Use the White Paper Template for your submission.

Unsolicited topics may be submitted on an open cycle at any time throughout the year.

Please submit an unsolicited white paper using the submit button below.