DARPA : Young Faculty Award (YFA) Proposers Day Web Event

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
The Office of Research, University Club, Lower Level

DARPA will present its Young Faculty Award webinar tomorrow afternoon (2PM-5PM- Tuesday August 29); the Office of Research will host a viewing of the event. Interested early career faculty may contact Ryan Champagne or register online- there is space available. DARPA’s webinars provide an introduction to the agency, describe program requirements, and provide an opportunity to ask questions to the program manager. 

Program overview:

The 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, 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 anticipates soliciting innovative research proposals in the areas of physical sciences, engineering, materials, mathematics, biology, computing, informatics, social science, robotics, neuroscience and manufacturing of interest to DARPA’s Technology Offices.

Proposers must be one of the following (excluding any personal leaves of absence):

  •  current Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professors;
  •  current Tenured faculty within 3 years of their Tenure date; or
  •  an equivalent at a non-profit research institution within 12 years of the receipt of their Ph.D.