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Air Force Young Investigator Research Program

Air Force Fiscal Year 2021 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) 

Agency: Department of Defense Air Force Office of Scientific Research  

Discipline: Engineering and Complex Systems, Information Networks, Physical Sciences, Chemistry and Biological Sciences

Funding                                                  Sponsor Deadline

$450,000                                                Proposal: TBA June 2020

Response for Proposal

The Air Force YIP supports scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees within the last seven years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The objectives of this program are: foster creative basic research in science and engineering;

2. enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators;

3. and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering.

Individual awards are made to U.S. institutions of higher education, industrial laboratories, or non-profit research organizations where the principal investigator (PI) is employed on a full-time basis and holds a regular position. YIP PIs must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident. Researchers working at a Federally Funded Research and Development Center or DoD Laboratory are not eligible for this competition. Research proposals must address Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, FA9550-18-S-0003, found on Most YIP awards are funded up to $150,000 per year for three years, for a total of $450,000. Exceptional proposals will be considered individually for higher funding levels and/or longer duration.

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