The Air Force Office of Scientific Research describes the following categories as being relevant to Air Force academic research:
Dynamical Systems and Control
Quantum & Non-Equilibrium Processes
Information, Decision, and Complex Networks
Complex materials and Devices
Energy, Power, and Propulsion
All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, but are reminded that the application process closes on September 15th. The application is available online at the Federal Business Opportunities website. More information about this program is available at Grants.gov, along with a abundance of other federal grant opportunities. If you are an academic whose research doesn’t fit this criteria, but are nevertheless seeking funding, the grants.gov site, maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services, can be a valuable resource.