[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 231 (Friday, November 30, 2012)]
[Pages 71403-71404]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28924]



Department of the Air Force

[Docket ID: USAF-2012-0030]

Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Air Force Office of Scientific Research (DoD/USAF/AFOSR), 
Department of the Air Force, Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice.


    In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, the Department of the Air Force announces a reinstatement 
of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the 
provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (d) 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.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by January 
29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and 
title, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark 
Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100.
    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 http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without 
change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this 
proposed extension of information collection or to obtain a copy of the 
proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to Air 
Force Office of Scientific Research, ATTN: AFOSR/RSPE, 875 North 
Randolph Street, Suite 325, Room 3112, Arlington, VA 22203-1768, or 
AFOSR/IO, at 703-696-7316.
    Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Summer Faculty Fellowship 
Program (SFFP) and the USAF/NRC Resident Research Associateships 
Program on-line applications, and associated acceptance forms; OMB 
Control Number 0701-0155.
    Needs and Uses: The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) 
manages the entire basic research investment for the U.S. Air Force. As 
part of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), AFOSR's technical 
experts support and fund research programs within the AFRL and other 
Air Force research activities. Applications for fellowships and 
associateships at AFRL research sites and the research activities at 
the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Air Force Institute of Technology 
(AFIT) and the associated award forms provide information used to 
identify some of the nation's most talented scientific personnel for 
award of fellowships and associateships at Air Force research 
activities. Summer fellowships provide research opportunities for 8-14 
weeks at

[[Page 71404]]

an Air Force research site. Research Associates generally spend 1 to 3 
years at an Air Force research site. SFFP and NRC/RRA provide 
postdoctoral and senior scientists and engineers of unusual promise and 
ability, opportunities for conducting research on problems that are 
defense requirements. Application information will be used for 
evaluation and selection of scientists and engineers to be awarded 
fellowships and associateships. Failure to respond renders the 
applicant ineligible for a fellowship.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Annual Burden Hours: 5,760 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 360.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 16 hours.
    Frequency: Annually (SFFP) and quarterly (NRC/RRA).


Summary of Information Collection

    Respondents are postdoctoral, senior, and university scientists and 
engineers 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.

    Dated: November 26, 2012.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2012-28924 Filed 11-29-12; 8:45 am]