Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program – Broad Agency Announcement BAA AFRL-RQKHC-2016-0009

March 9, 2016 by School of Medicine Webmaster

BAA Title:  Aerospace Medicine, Clinical Research, Human Systems Integration Research, and Expeditionary Medicine

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) 711 Human Performance Wing in the School of Aerospace Medicine and Human Systems Integration Directorate conducts basic and applied research, advanced technology development, as well as test and evaluation to: (1) support the health and performance of Airmen performing across dynamic domains of air, space, and cyber operations, (2) bring innovative techniques and technology into the operational environment to improve outcomes and, (3) provide the Air Force with expertise in Human Systems Integration to ensure weapons systems are designed, developed, or adapted with human capabilities and limitations in mind. 711 HPW solicits innovative research proposals in the following five research areas.

  1. Force Health Protection – Focus on research to prevent injury and illness and the early recognition or detection of emerging threats.  This area includes Occupational and Environmental Health Hazards, Health Risk Identification via Big Data, and Patient-Centered Precision Care (Genomic Medicine Research, Omics Research, Gene Environment Interaction [GxE] Research)
  2. EN Route Care –Continuum of care during transport of patients from point of injury to point of definitive care.
  3. Operational Medicine (OM) – Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) sponsored OM encompasses interest in definitive diagnosis, care and treatment in-garrison, to insure the highest quality of healthcare for active duty members and their families.
  4. Expeditionary Medicine – Improving expeditionary medical care during contingency operations including medical countermeasures against combat and operational stressors to maximize warrior health, performance and well-being.
  5. Human Performance and Systems Integration – Maximizing operational human performance for a fit and healthy force.

These research areas are described in greater detail in BAA attachment 7, which is posted at the URL below.

Deadline:  White papers may be submitted at any time through March 1, 2021.  Those white papers that meet the needs of the Air Force will be provided with a Request for Proposals and specific deadline for submitting the full proposal.

URL for entire BAA document:

Technical questions:
Mr. Charles Dean
(210) 536-3374

Filed Under: Funding Opportunities