Source: Lisa Kelly
Please see below DARPA 2013 early career opportunity aimed at
Biosciences. The turn around time to submit proposals is
quickly approaching (January 21st). If you are interested,
please advise your supervisor, the appropriate ESD Program Head
and Lisa Kelly right away.
DARPA 2013 Young Faculty Award RA
The DARPA 2013 YFA solicitation has been posted at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/oda/darpa/cmo/darpa-ra-13-08/listing.html! Send this announcement far and wide.
To ensure that we get the best young researchers with great
ideas engaged with DARPA and working on these topics, please
spread the word and let your research communities know that
this solicitation is available through grants.gov. Proposals are due Monday January 21th by 5pm.
Note that there are a few key changes to the YFA program for this year:
(1) Eligibility: For the first time, young researchers
at non-profit S&T research institutes that are equivalent
to an eligible young faculty at a university are now able to
(2) Topic areas: Technical topic areas are more
closely tied to programs currently underway at DARPA and to
recently identified DoD and National Security needs. The aim
is for YFA recipients to receive deeper interactions with
DARPA program managers and their programs, performers and the
(3) Award amount: Awards will be incrementally funded
during the 2 year base with a maximum amount of funding of
$250,000 per year (up from $150k per yr).
(4) Director’s Fellowship: For exceptional YFA project
performance over the 24 month base period, up to 4 YFA
performers will be awarded a “Director’s Fellowship” with a
maximum of an additional $500,000 in follow-on funding over 1
These changes are highlighted in the YFA Press Feature found at http://go.usa.gov/g9A4.
If you receive any questions about this solicitation please direct them to [email protected] to be answered by the RA mailbox coordinator.
List of Topic Areas:
Applications of Nonlinear Dimensionality Reduction in Bioinformatics
Circuit Design using Discretized Post-CMOS Transistors
Expanding the Language of Biology
Fusing the Synthetic with the Biological to Transduce Episignals
High-Speed Nanophotonics LEDs
Manufacturing Science for Austere Environments
Next Generation Thermal Interface Materials
Probabilistic and Approximate Computing
Quantum Materials by Design
Sensory Feedback for Improved Neural-System Control
Topological/Geometric Multi-Scale Analysis of Data Sets
Understanding Virtual Transfer of Learning