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Call for White Papers

Your research can help solve mission-oriented challenges faced by the intelligence community.

Each summer, the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) kicks off the annual planning cycle by releasing a call for white papers. Academic and industry researchers are invited to submit one or more research project ideas. The call for white papers is based on continuing LAS research interests and discussions with U.S. Intelligence Community partners about mission needs. The call for white papers provides examples of technical areas and applications of interest for LAS.

LAS is a mission-oriented academic-industry-government research collaboration that works at the intersection of technology and tradecraft. We apply unclassified examples from academic and commercial partners to intelligence community goals. Collaborators selected for project funding will work with LAS staff to deliver mission-relevant solutions to better support today’s intelligence analysts.

Researchers are also invited to attend Collaborators’ Day, an information session for current and future academic and industry partners interested in submitting a white paper. LAS staff share an overview of the lab and how we work, explain next year’s technical and application interests, and conduct a Q&A session.

Important Dates

  • Early June – Call for White Papers
  • Late June – Collaborators’ Day
  • July – Office Hours
  • Late July – White Papers Due
  • Late September – White Papers Selected