The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program is to identify and engage rising stars in junior research positions, emphasizing those without prior DARPA funding, and expose them to DoD needs and DARPA’s program development process.
The YFA program provides funding, mentoring and industry and DoD contacts to awardees early in their careers so they may develop their research ideas in the context of national security needs. The long term goal of the YFA program is to develop the next generation of academic scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who will focus a significant portion of their career on DoD and National Security issues.
The annual research announcement seeking YFA applications is typically posted to the Grants.gov, and fbo.gov websites between July and August.
To view a historical listing of YFA awardees starting from the program's inception in 2006 through 2018 click on the appropriate link under "Resources" on this page. (Note: there was no YFA class announced in 2008.)
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