The Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center
Identifying and exploiting basic research opportunities to impact the future Air Force
Enhancing connections between the Air Force, academia, industry, & other government agencies
Enhancing AFOSR External Synergies
Technology Transfer
Collaborative Outreach
STEM Workforce Development
Reinforcing AFOSR Internal Competencies
Collaborative Environment
Workforce Development
Measures & Metrics
Innovative Ideation

BRICC Projects

Our dynamic project portfolio supports AFOSR’s basic research funding mission, with an emphasis on partnership-building, analytics, workforce development, and technology transfer and transition.

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Our Partners

We help connect AFOSR to new partners across Government, Academia and Industry to explore diverse perspectives, novel approaches and innovative solutions to basic research and technology-focused challenges.

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AFOSR's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP)


“The Air Force YIP supports scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering.”

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Meet an AFOSR YIP Recipient

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Eligibility Requirements:

Principal investigators must be employed on a full-time basis and hold a regular position at a university or institute of higher education, industrial laboratory, or nonprofit research organization, and they must have earned their Ph.D. or equivalent degree within the last five years. Principal investigators must also be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

Upcoming Dates:

The application period for the 2014 AFOSR YIP Program is now closed. Please contact Ellen Montgomery for information regarding the 2015 BAA Cycle.

  • 21JAN15 – 2015 YIP Selection Announcement
  • JUN15 – 2015 BAA Application Cycle open

Our Amazing Team

The team is comprised of various talents and skills, in order to enhance the connections between the Air Force, academia, industry, and other government agencies to identify and exploit basic research. Visit the About page to learn more about us.

Luke Sebby

BRICC Program Manager

Jordan Comins

BRICC Program Analyst

Jeff Connelly

BRICC Intern

Tram Phung

BRICC Research Analyst

John Lucier

Project Manager

Tom Hussey


Elmer Yglesias

Intelligence/Decision Support Analyst