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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will host a Proposers’ Day Webcast to discuss its upcoming Young Faculty Award (YFA) solicitation on August 29, 2-5 pm.  The purpose of the YFA program is to fund “elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research directions in the context of enabling transformative DoD capabilities.”  YFA topics cover the following areas:

  • biology
  • computing
  • engineering
  • informatics
  • manufacturing
  • materials
  • mathematics
  • neuroscience
  • physical sciences
  • robotics
  • social science

Eligibility: The YFA program is open to tenure track assistant and associate professors as well as to tenured faculty within 3 years of their tenure date.

To view the webcast, please register by 12pm, August 24, at this link.  Note that there is a “capacity limitation”.  Additional information about the webcast is at this link.

DARPA expects to publish the YFA solicitation in early September.

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DARPA: Ground Truth

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has published a solicitation entitled Ground Truth (see Related Documents tab), and I understand that you have expressed interest in this opportunity based on the Proposers’ Day webcast.
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DARPA Funding Opportunity on RF Materials & Devices

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has published a solicitation entitled Dynamic Range-enhanced Electronics and Materials (DREaM).  This program seeks “material and transistor architectures to enable breakthrough dynamic range, radio frequency (RF) power density, efficiency, and linearity.”  Specifically, DREaM “will develop new materials and novel device structures to create RF/millimeter wave transistors that enable high dynamic range RF systems… will dramatically increase the output power density at the transistor level as compared to present GaN technology…[and will enable] devices with intrinsically higher linearity….”
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Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED)

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) is NSF’s comprehensive, Foundation-wide framework for an integrated vision of the agency’s investments in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Professional Formation of Engineers (PFE) and the Pledge of the Computing Professional refer to the formal and informal processes and value systems through which people become engineers and computer scientists respectively. They include the ethical responsibility of practicing engineers and computer scientists to sustain and grow the profession in order to improve quality of life for all people. The goal of REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (RED) is to address cultural challenges and develop well-functioning departments through faculty development, structural change, and cultural change, with a focus on student success in their professional formation attainment. While the RED program has a focus on the middle two years, approaches should consider the curriculum holistically. The Principal Investigator must be a department chair/head (or equivalent). Continue reading

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Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice, and which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why? Successful proposals typically have a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors. CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge. Continue reading