You will present your program idea(s) to your potential future colleagues, including ARPA-H leadership. If selected to join the ARPA-H team, we’ll empower you to take on that bold, ambitious idea to change the world by creating new health futures for everyone.
*Answers required as part of your program concept submission
Based on a set of questions developed by former DARPA Director, George H. Heilmeier (1975-1977), known as the “Heilmeier Catechism,” the ARPA-(H)eilmeier Questions provide potential ARPA-H PMs high-level guidance for what information should be included in their proposals, as well as allow PMs to communicate to ARPA-H leadership what they hope to accomplish with the program.
- What are you trying to do? What health problem are you trying to solve? Articulate your objectives using absolutely no jargon.
- How is it done today? What are the limitations of present approaches?
- What is new about your approach? Why do you think you can be successful at this time?
- Who cares? If you succeed, what difference will it make?
- What are the risks? Identify any risks that may prevent you from reaching your objectives, as well as any risks the program itself may present.
- How long will it take?
- How much will it cost?
- What are your mid-term and final exams to check for success?
- To ensure equitable access for all people, how will cost, accessibility, and user experience be addressed?
- How might this program be misperceived or misused (and how can we prevent that from happening)?
We know you are here for a short time to solve important problems, and are committed to help you “level up” professionally while you are here too.
See more and the application here.
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