DFQ can provide in-house support to help you link your technology and the Air Force mission with the marketplace. Protect your research while ensuring technologies developed by the Air Force are transferred or shared with the government, academia, and industry.
Assistance with Patent Searches, Invention Disclosures, Patents, Agreements, and Public Releases
Coordination with TechLink, C-TRAC, and Purdue Foundry for commercialization opportunities
Guidance on educational partnerships: Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, the National Research Council/Research Associate Programs, Cadet Summer Research Program, etc.
For more information about Technology Transfer Programs please contact Mr. Sean Tucker, DFQ Research and T3 Program Manager
The Office of Research (DFQ) provides administrative guidance on agreements and assists with research and tech transfer tasks, inquires, and deliverables. Three of the most common agreements are CRADAs, MOUs/MOAs, and EPAs.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) Legal agreement between an Academy laboratory and a non-federal party to offer both parties the opportunity to leverage each other’s resources when conducting research and development; resulting royalty income is shared between the inventors and the laboratory.
Memorandum of Understanding / Agreement (MOU/MOA) Legal documents describing a bilateral agreement between parties describing intent to cooperatively work together on an agreed-upon project or meet an agreed-upon objective. The use of an MOU or MOA is dependent on the mutual obligations of the parties.
Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA) A formal agreement allowing the Academy and a K–12 facility or any non-profit institution that is dedicated to improving science, mathematics, and engineering education the opportunity to access equipment and resources which may be unavailable
For more information about Agreements please email Ms. Teresa Whinnery.
The Office of Research Budget Team exists to offer financial management support to Research Centers and Institutes. The Budget Analysts are responsible for assisting researchers to execute over $40M in annual funding.
Accepting and obligating funds
Processing purchase requisitions and funds reconciliation
Providing contract support
Provide primary communication to researchers regarding budget policies and procedures
For more information about Budget support and services please email DFRO Office of Research.
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