Research Associateship Program (RAP)
The following are the five Fellow designations: Postdoctoral Fellows, Senior Fellows, Journeyman Fellows, Short-term Fellows, Summer Student Experience (SSE).
The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (DEVCOM ARL) is the Army’s corporate research laboratory strategically placed in the Army Futures Command. The DEVCOM ARL Research Associateship Program (RAP) will help to introduce selected Fellows to the roles and needs of the Warfighter as well as provide access to DEVCOM ARL’s world class research facilities, while allowing the Selected Fellows to pursue fundamental research of mutual interest to the Army and the Fellows. Selected Fellows will bring new ideas, expertise, approaches, and techniques to DEVCOM ARL.
The following is a list of DEVCOM ARL’s Competencies.
Sciences of Extreme Materials (SEM) – materials and related manufacturing methods focusing on "mechanical" response and performance extremes, including active, adaptive, and flexible/soft materials; novel manufacturing science for energetic materials.
Photonics, Electronics, and Quantum Sciences (PE&QS) – materials (and related manufacturing methods) and devices intended for achieving photonic, electronic, and quantum-based effects.
Military Information Sciences (MIS) – underpinning sciences and enablers required to provide timely, missionaware information to humans and systems at speed and scale for all-domain and coalition operations.
Biological and Biotechnology Sciences – biological related disciplines, including synthetic biology, incapacitation and degradation, and augmentation.
Humans in Complex Systems (HCxS) – multi-disciplinary non-medical approaches to understand and modify the potential of humans situated in and interacting within complex social, technological, and socio-technical systems.
Network Science and Computational Sciences (NS&CS) – sciences to enable and ensure secure resilient communication networks that enable distributed analytics in multi-domain operations.
Terminal Effects (TE) – sciences and applied research of weapon target interactions.
Weapons Sciences (WS) – the science of internal, transitional and external ballistics; launch, flight, control and navigation of guided weapons.
Electromagnetic Spectrum Sciences (EMSS) – novel approaches to sensing, counter-sensing, protection of sensing; emerging concepts for lasers, DE, propagation, RF, radars, EW.
Energy Sciences (ES) – the science of mechanical and electrical power generation, storage, conditioning and distribution; and energy conversion.
Mechanical Sciences (MS) – sciences of physical robotics and autonomy, novel mechanics, mechanisms, and control, including related AI, enable unmanned ground and air vehicle concepts.