Young Faculty Award

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security challenges

and needs.

In particular, this YFA will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research directions in the context of enabling transformative DoD capabilities.

The long-term goal of the program is to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers in the research community who will focus a significant portion of their future careers on DoD and National Security issues.

DARPA is particularly interested in identifying outstanding researchers who have previously not been performers on DARPA programs, but the program is open to all qualified applicants with innovative research ideas.

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Department Of Defense


Agency: Department of Defense

Office: DARPA - Defense Sciences Office

Estimated Funding: $900,000


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Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
DARPA/DSO Opportunities Website

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Participation in the YFA program is limited to any current tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professors and to tenured Assistant or Associate Professors within three (3) years of their tenure appointment at a U. S. institution of higher education or equivalent at a U. S. non-profit science and technology research institutions.

Proposals are not being sought from foreign organizations; however, foreign organizations may be a member of a team in a subcontractor role.

Previous YFA recipients are not eligible to apply to this or any future YFA program.

Please see Section III for more details.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/opportunities

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
RA Coordinator

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2018-08-09

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2018-12-13



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