Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP)
OSP Deadline: May 24, 2017
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposals: June 1, 2017
Award Amount: Typical awards will be funded at $150,000 per year for 3 years. Exceptional proposals may be considered individually for higher funding levels and/or a longer duration.
The Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) supports scientists and engineers demonstrating exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The program's 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. AFOSR seeks unclassified proposals from qualified and responsible applicants in the research areas of interest identified in the most recent Broad Agency Announcement titled "Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.” These areas of interest include: Engineering and Complex Systems; Information and Networks; Physical Sciences; and Chemistry and Biological Sciences.
The principal investigator must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident by October 1, 2017, employed on a full-time basis, and hold a permanent position. All PIs and co-PIs must meet all general eligibility requirements and one of the following criteria:(1) Received a Ph.D. or equivalent degree on April 1, 2012 or later; or, (2) Received a Ph.D. or equivalent degree between April 1, 2010 and April 1, 2012, be presently in a tenure-track position, and have served as a tenure-track faculty member for no more than two years prior to April 1, 2017. Examples of other interim appointments after receiving Ph.D. include: post-doctoral or research associate positions, serve as active duty service member for the U.S. Armed Forces, or maternity/paternity leave.