AFWERX is excited to continue strengthening partnerships through the AFWERX Fellowship!
- USAF & USSF Active Duty Military USAF & USSF Government Civilian
- USAF Reserve/Guard (unit must require man-days)
- Fellowship dates: 6 Sept 21 – 1 Feb 22
- (Application window extended for USSF – selections on a rolling basis through end of August)
During this five-month cohort (21-2), you’ll gain insight into AFWERX capabilities, share your expertise and explore how we can work together to solve Air and Space Force challenges.
To develop the workforce we need for our future, it is imperative that we expand and grow our collective knowledge and inﬂuencer networks, and uncover pathways to resources that enable us to keep pace in an environment where change is unyielding. General Brown has called upon all Total Force Airmen to prioritize speed of delivery and foster a culture of courageous problem-solvers through collaboration and diversity of thought, approach and solution execution for current and future operations. The AFWERX Fellowship is one small step in execution of the CSAF’s vision.
This fellowship relies heavily on experiential training, so you will be virtually-tied to one of the following teams:
The division that creates a catalyst for Airmen and Guardians to develop innovative solutions that can solve their real-world problems.
The division that creates simple pathways for commercial innovators and private capital investment to help the solve problems for the Department of the Air Force.
The division developing technology marketplaces, helping identify new prime technology sectors in the commercial space, energy, autonomy, analytics and wargaming, supersonics, microelectronics etc..
Agility Prime is the division expanding technology paths to accelerate emerging dual-use markets by leveraging government resources for rapid and affordable fielding, while bolstering U.S. tech advantage i.e. flying cars
Learn how AFWERX communicates its brand and strategically markets its activities through social media to inform Government, Industry and Academia entities of AFWERX initiatives.
Be part of the Technical Team engaged in innovative and intuitive solutions, data and tool implementation.
Be part of the dynamic fast pace contracting team involved in every aspect of AFWERX operations.
Do I need to dedicate full-time to the Fellowship?
No, we allow part-time, but do require a commitment of at least 20 hours/week.
What is required from my organization to participate?
It is imperative that you get permission from your Commander to participate. The application will ask you if you talked to your supervisor and you will need to provide their name and contact information and you will be required in the application to state . If selected your supervisor will be required to sign a Memorandum of Agreement.
Will I be TDY during the Fellowship?
No, this is a virtual fellowship. However, there could be an occasional TDY to participate in AFWERX events, and the cost will be covered by AFWERX.
What are my responsibilities as a Fellow?
Embed with your AFWERX team. Participate in training, workshops and feedback sessions as scheduled. Complete monthly surveys used to improve program. Have fun, think big and network!
What do I gain from participating?
The experiential training will give you insights into AFWERX innovation processes and tools. In addition, you will develop your network of like-minded intrapreneurs. You return to your organization able to help drive innovation to solve unit issues.
What will my role be?
You will select the team you wish to work with. If selected that team leader will work with you to develop your assignment. In some cases you may be offered an assignment on another team and decide if that is something you would like to do.