DARPA Young Faculty awards webinar
PROGRAM OBJECTIVE AND DESCRIPTIO
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.