Developing Your Research Program – Perspectives of a Former AFOSR Program Manager

April 13, 2022
9:00 am to 10:30 am

About this event

Developing research funding from the DoD basic science agencies can be significantly different than with the basic science agencies (such as NSF or NIH).  Dr. John Schmisseur, H.H. Arnold Chair at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, will be sharing his perspective earned over thirteen years of managing multiple research portfolios capped with two years of concurrently serving as the Division Chief (Department Chair) for Energy, Power & Propulsion Sciences from 2001-2014 within the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Topics to be discussed include understanding the difference between expectations for basic and applied research (including a brief review of Technology Readiness Levels and how they translate to DoD resource allocation); recommendations for engagement of program officers and starting the research menu/white paper process; and how to be a good principal investigator once you have been funded by a DoD program.  For those working in the defense funding/contracting world or anyone who is curious and wants to learn more should attend this seminar.


Primary Sponsoring Organization
Office of Research and Economic Development
Contact Name
Lynn Taylor
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