The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) accelerates better health outcomes for everyone by supporting the development of high-impact solutions to society's most challenging health problems.
Who We Are
ARPA-H advances high-potential, high-impact biomedical and health research that cannot be readily accomplished through traditional research or commercial activity. ARPA-H awardees are developing entirely new ways to tackle the hardest challenges in health.
What We Do
With a scope spanning the molecular to the societal, ARPA-H programs have the potential to radically improve everyone's health. Our streamlined awards process enables us to act quickly and catalyze cutting-edge biomedical and health research.
How We Do It
ARPA-H creates an environment to support the best ideas from Program Managers that bring together dynamic teams to solve the toughest health challenges. Our rigorous program design, competitive project selection process, and active program management ensure thoughtful and impactful expenditures. ARPA-H Program Managers serve for limited terms to ensure a constant infusion of fresh thinking and new perspectives.
Seek novel ideas, collaborations, and approaches
Be flexible and urgent, time-bound
Maintain highest levels of scientific integrity and fiscal accountability
Remain open and honest; engage stakeholders
Be courageous in goals and approach; be undaunted by the potential for failure
Represent a myriad of demographics, geographies, expertise and experiences