Air Force Grant

Frank Leibfarth is one of 43 scientists and engineers from 37 research institutions and small businesses who has been selected to receive an award from the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program, YIP. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has announced it will award approximately $19.1 million in grants to those who submitted winning research proposals. Frank will receive the grant over a 3-year period totaling $450,000.

The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and who 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 investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering.