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RFA Available for DARPA Forward at Ohio State - Apply by 5/26

May. 23, 2022
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On Oct 4-5, 2022, The Ohio State University will host a Regional DARPA workshop on campus at the Ohio Union. The event is expected to attract a mix of approximately 300-500 industry and academic participants and will feature portfolio briefs, technical discussion panels, and lightning talks from across DARPA's technical offices (Biological Technologies, Defense Sciences, Information Innovation, Microsystems Technology, Strategic Technology, and Tactical Technology), along with structured and unstructured networking opportunities. 

For those interested in exploring possibilities for research funding from DARPA, this event offers an excellent opportunity to hear from and network with DARPA program officers and representatives from industry and academic organizations who have previously received DARPA support and/or are actively positioning for future funding. Please review the published program agenda linked below for details on the agenda and speakers. In addition, if you are unfamiliar with DARPA, please visit their website using the "About DARPA" button below to learn more about the scope/focus of their research agenda.

View Agenda About DARPA

The registration portion of the event website will open on June 1st. These events typically sell out very quickly, and DARPA is capping in-person attendance for academics at 100 individuals from across the region. To ensure interested faculty can participate, the Office of Knowledge Enterprise has arranged to hold 20 registration slots for Ohio State faculty and will subsidize $150 of the $275 registration fee for these slots. 

Faculty interested in attending and able to commit to participate in-person in all sessions (afternoon and early evening reception on the 4th and all day on the 5th) should submit a response to this brief Qualtrics survey no later than 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 26th. In the event that more than 20 responses are received, the Office of Knowledge Enterprise will devise a selection process to allocate the available slots. Should this happen, we will also maintain a 'wait list', should any individuals awarded a slot have to withdraw. In addition, virtual attendance ($25) is also an option; however, this only allows participants to listen to the presentations and is not interactive in any way.

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We encourage any/all interested faculty to seriously consider this opportunity. Please contact Deborah Hernandez with any questions. 

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