The total amount of the award is $300,000 for a 2 year duration.
The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program is to identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and expose them to Department of Defense needs as well as DARPA’s program development process. YFA combines funding, mentoring and networking with industry and DoD early in a recipient’s career to help them in framing future research in the context of defense needs. The long-term goal of the YFA program is to develop the next generation of academic scientists, engineers and mathematicians in key disciplines who will focus a significant portion of their career on DoD and national security issues.
Out of 560 applicants, 51 of the nation’s brightest young scientists were selected to receive grants under the 2012 DARPA Young Facility Award (YFA) program.
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