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Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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The Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD).


Information collection notice.


In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Air Force Research Laboratory/Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFRL/AFOSR) is requesting an extension of an information collection to evaluate and award Summer Faculty Fellowships and seeks public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, AFOSR, will prepare the submission requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve extension of this collection for no longer than 3 years. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.


Consideration will be given to all comments received by July 28, 2020.


You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: DoD cannot receive written comments at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Comments should be sent electronically to the docket listed above.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the internet at as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. Any associated form(s) for this collection may be located within this same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow the instructions at for submitting comments. Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, form number, and title.

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To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, ATTN: Raheem A. Lawal, AFOSR/RTA, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 325, Room 3112, Arlington, VA 22203-1768, or call AFOSR/RTA, at 703-696-7313.

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Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Notice of Intent to Extend Approval to Collect Information for the AFRL/AFOSR Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP) and Associated acceptance forms; OMB Control Number 0701-0155.

Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to identify some of the nation's most talented scientific personnel for award of fellowships at Air Force research activities. Summer fellowships provide research opportunities for 8-14 weeks at an Air Force research site.

Affected Public: Individuals and households.

Annual Burden Hours: 75 hours.

Number of Respondents: 300.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Annual Responses: 300.

Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes.

Frequency: Annually.

Respondents are Professors, Associate Professors, and Assistant Professors, undergraduate and graduate students desiring to conduct stimulating research projects and activities at Air Force research sites. The on-line, electronic application process provides information necessary for evaluation and selection of researchers. Associated award forms provide required information for direct deposit of stipends and reporting to the IRS.

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Dated: May 22, 2020.

Aaron T. Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2020-11529 Filed 5-28-20; 8:45 am]