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The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) History Office (HO) provides research, analysis, and written products to the leadership of AFRL and higher United States Air Force and United States Space Force offices. This encompasses studies of a period of more than 100 years and an extensive breadth of scientific and technical activities. To provide a substantive share of the documentary resources required to fulfill this mission, AFRL/HO must possess and utilize an extended array of archival records. These records must be accessioned, processed and be made available to the AFRL/HO historians in digital format. AFRL/HO is offering a Master's-level fellowship within this area.
What will I be doing?
As an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) participant, you will join a community of scientists and researchers to support the mission of the AFRL/HO. Under the guidance of a mentor, you will gain hands-on experience to complement your education and support your academic and professional goals. Along the way, you will engage in activities and research in several areas. These include, but are not limited to the following opportunities:
Where will I be located?
What is the anticipated start date?
AFRL is ready to make appointments immediately. Exact start dates will be determined at the time of selection and in coordination with the selected candidate. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and fellowships will be filled as qualified candidates are identified.
What is the appointment length?
This appointment is a twelve-month research appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.
What are the benefits?
You will receive a stipend to be determined by AFRL. Stipends are typically based on a participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location.
With headquarters at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) conducts scientific and technical research and development for the United States Air Force and United States Space Force. This activity encompasses a large number of programs and technical areas. For more information about AFRL, visit Air Force Research Laboratory (af.mil).
This program, administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and DoD. Participants do not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DoD or any other office or agency. Instead, you will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE. For more information, visit the ORISE Research Participation Program at the U.S. Department of Defense.
The qualified candidate will possess a Master's degree in a field related to archival studies (e.g., history, library science), or be pursuing this degree and expect to receive it by July 31, 2023. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
A complete application consists of:
If you have questions, send an email to AIRFORCE@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code of this opportunity [AFRL-HO-2022-0019] in the subject line of the email. Please understand that ORISE does not review applications or select applicants; selections are made by the sponsoring agency identified on this opportunity. All application materials should be submitted via the “Apply” button at the bottom of this opportunity listing. Please do not send application materials to the email address above.
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