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

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The Fiscal Year 2021 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) intends to support early in career scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees by 1 April 2013 or later showing exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The program objective is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; 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.

Most YIP awards are funded up to $150,000 per year for three years, for a total of $450,000. Each three year budget must not exceed $150,000; regardless if the total budget is $450,000. Exceptional proposals will be considered individually for higher funding levels and/or longer duration. Please review the remainder of the announcement for additional information

Proposals may be submitted for only one research portfolio area.

Deadlines:

  • YIP White Papers must be received no later than 14 May 2020 (Thursday)
  • YIP Proposals must be received no later than 14 July 2020 (Tuesday) 

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Individual awards are made to U.S. institutions of higher education, industrial laboratories, for-profit businesses, or non-profit research organizations where the principal investigator is a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident by 01 October 2019; employed on a fulltime basis and holds a permanent position. All PIs must meet all eligibility requirements. 

Eligible Applicants must meet the following criteria: i. Doctorate no earlier than 01 Apr 2012.

Amount

$450,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Junior Faculty

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 14, 2020