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, 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.
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the areas of interest to DARPA’s six technical offices:
• Biological Technologies Office (BTO),
• Defense Sciences Office (DSO),
• Information Innovation Office (I2O),
• Microsystems Technology Office (MTO),
• Strategic Technology Office (STO), and
• Tactical Technology Office (TTO).
Executive summary due October 26, 2020, 3 p.m. Additional information regarding this opportunity can be found at the following link: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/aabf37db17b949b88494684292eb854e/view
If you are interested in applying for this funding opportunity, you must have all documents completed and submitted to OSRP at least two business days prior to the deadline for final review and submission to the agency.