The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) is a research funding agency that supports transformative biomedical and health breakthroughs – ranging from the molecular to the societal – to provide health solutions for all.
How we're different
Hard problems, high-impact answers
ARPA-H makes pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies and broadly applicable platforms, capabilities, resources, and solutions with the potential to transform important areas of medicine and health that cannot readily be accomplished through traditional research or commercial activity. ARPA-H solutions aim to benefit everyone.
Health Science Futures
Expanding what’s technically possible
Reaching everyone quickly
Keeping people from being patients
Building integrated healthcare systems
We're committed to diversity in all its forms.
If you're interested in joining the team we want to hear from you.
ARPA-H will pursue ideas that break the mold on how we normally support fundamental research and commercial products in this country. Ideas so bold no one else, not even the private sector, is willing to give them a chance or to sink a lot of money into trying to solve. Ideas so audacious that people say they just might work only — if only we could try. Well, we’re about to try in a big way.
President Joseph R. Biden
ARPA-H serves the American people, and we can’t understand the problems and needs of the American people sitting behind our desks. We have to actually get out into the community and engage with them about what they actually need. Having these conversations and defining these problems is going to be a requirement of any Program Manager.
ARPA-H Director Renee Wegrzyn, Ph.D.
I am exceptionally grateful to DARPA for the opportunity to lead and work with world-class teams and interagency partners to build and deploy transformational capabilities at a scale and pace that made a difference. I look forward to seeing others take the opportunity to become Program Managers at ARPA-H and do the same for our most difficult health challenges.
At DARPA, I had the distinct privilege of driving the bleeding edge of technology development, working daily with the brightest minds in the research community to realize breakthroughs to revolutionize the way we discover, produce, and utilize molecules. It was the experience of a lifetime. If you have big dreams and a passion for positive, outsized impact, consider joining ARPA-H to make your mark.
Anne Fischer, PhD
My time as a DARPA PM was probably one of the most inspiring periods of my professional career. I cannot think of a more noble endeavor than to work as a PM for the newly created ARPA-H to solve the grand health challenges that society faces.
Darryll J. Pines, Ph.D., NAE