Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) proposals

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. This years’ topics of interest span a range of disciplines relevant to CALS, including subjects such as nanomaterials, ecological niche-preferencing, biopolymers, functional evolution, and crop production.

For more information, see:Young Faculty Award (YFA)