AFOSR's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP)
“The Air Force YIP supports scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The objective of this program 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.”
Principal investigators must be employed on a full-time basis and hold a regular position at a university or institute of higher education, industrial laboratory, or nonprofit research organization, and they must have earned their Ph.D. or equivalent degree within the last five years. Principal investigators must also be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.
The application period for the 2014 AFOSR YIP Program is now closed. Please contact Ellen Montgomery for information regarding the 2015 BAA Cycle.