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- Check with individual institutions for special funding availability -- such as with CPC and CSAT.
- For larger projects and long-term projects, consider POM funding.
Education and Training Technology Application Program (ETTAP)
- AETC fund for new projects in using technology for education. Each year it has money to distribute to a variety of projects, such as the experiment with e-books in place of traditional hard copy books.
- Purpose of ETTAP. ETTAP is designed to identify and evaluate innovative technologies improving the efficiency and effectiveness of education and training. (from AETC Instruction 36-2218).
- ETTAP looks for proposals from throughout AETC. Below are some examples of past submittals.
- Evaluation of thin client technology in the classroom
- Presentation and manipulation of satellite imagery to enhance curriculum
- Integrate information technology into the classroom to transform the presentation of curricular and problem-solving scenarios with multiple people, systems, and resources -- similar to a battle lab
- Evaluate the use of e-book technology in resident classrooms to migrate to paperless environment
- Integrate computer assisted instruction (CAI), computer based instruction (CBI), and interactive multimedia instruction (IMI) into in-residence education
- Implement use of state-of-the-art technology for distance learning course(s)
- AETC Instruction 36-2218 Education and Training Technology Application Program (ETTAP), local copy, 2 Mar 2001
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)
- Air Force Policy Directive 61-3 Domestic Technology Transfer, 6 Feb 2001, covers "CRADAs, Commercial Test Agreements (CTAs), patent licenses or assignments, Education Partnership Agreements (EPAs), grants, Cooperative Agreements and Other Transactions, and Small Business Innovation Research awards, and other
- CRADA page at AFRL/IF -- including preparation process
- "A CRADA may be entered into by the government with any one of the following organizations: industry, university, not-for-profit, as well as a state or local government. Under a CRADA arrangement a government organization may contribute people, equipment and facilities but no money. The collaborating party may contribute the same and may provide money for manpower reimbursement or other things if required. "
- CRADA agreements tend to focus on technology transfer, so look for projects which could demonstrate or validate or explore use of technologies.
- CRADA template, local copy, from AFRL/IF