Webinar: Essential Science Conversations

ARPA and You: Research Process and Funding Opportunities at Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)


The federal Advanced Research Projects Agencies include behavioral and social sciences research in their funding portfolios, yet many psychologists are unaware of the opportunities and know little about how the agencies work. Now is the time to learn more! APA, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences are teaming up to sponsor a series of three educational webinars to give psychological scientists the inside track on applying to these well-funded agencies. Not only are IARPA and DARPA looking for high-quality projects to fund, a new ARPA agency, ARPA-H, will be established in 2023 to support next-generation health research. While there are some differences in how these agencies solicit and choose proposals, there are many similarities: research teams submit proposals in response to a posted R&D opportunity. The organization chooses which to fund. All successful projects must meet performance milestones for funding to continue. Could you design a research plan that one of these organizations would fund? Join us and find out.

This webinar is part of an APA series called “Essential Science Conversations,” where panelists and audience members can engage in open dialogues about emerging topics in psychological science.


Mitch Prinstein, PhD, Chief Science Officer, American Psychological Association (APA)


Robert Gropp, Chief Executive Officer, Association for Psychological Science (APS)

Juliane Baron, Executive Director, Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS)


Steven Rieber, PhD, IARPA

Barbara Mellers, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business

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