SUBJECT: UD Research News
University of Delaware Research
NOV / DEC 2017
  1. In the Spotlight
  2. News Briefs
  3. Coming Events
  4. Recent Award Recipients
  5. Funding Opportunities
  6. For Research Administrators
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In the Spotlight
New Faculty Orientation 2017

Research Orientation 2017

On November 7, the Research Office held its annual orientation for faculty new to UD. Attendees heard from Charlie Riordan, vice president for research, scholarship and innovation, who gave an overview of the current status of the University's research enterprise. The event also included a faculty panel discussion, resource partners and an introduction to the Research Office. For those who could not attend, event slides and resources can be found at the link below.

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Argonne National Lab

Argonne National Laboratory's Advanced Photon Source gives researchers access to high-energy X-rays for use in materials science, biology, physics, chemistry, environmental science, geophysical and planetary sciences.


UD partners with Argonne National Lab

When national laboratories, with their expansive facilities and amazing capacity, join forces with research universities and their innovative scientists and students, powerful things can happen. A new partnership between the University of Delaware and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, was announced during the Innovation in Materials Science workshop.

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News Briefs & Coming Events

Responsible Conduct of Research Conference
8 a.m.–4 p.m.,
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Data Science White Paper Announced
The UD Data Science Planning Committee has released its assessments and recommendations resulting from the workshop held this past May. The comprehensive white paper lays out strengths and gaps in foundations and applications areas and makes recommendations for research, faculty hiring and academic programs. Many of the recommendations are already being adopted and executed by UD.

The paper can be downloaded from the link below using your UD login. Please send any comments and feedback to Dr. Anshuman Razdan “AR.”

Data Science White Paper Download

Recent Award Recipients
Darrin Pochan

Darrin Pochan earns honors from APS and journal Soft Matter 

Tingyi Gu

Tingyi Gu wins Air Force Young Investigator Award

Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes

Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes named Mangone Young Scholar

Thomas Epps III

Thomas Epps, III, named American Physical Society Fellow

Recently Funded Projects

National Register Nominations and Threatened Building Documentation Catherine Morrissey New Castle County $ 19,689
Radio America Production of Educational Audio and Video Productions Carlos Asarta Donner Canadian Foundation $ 59,506
Improving Cold Weather Foam Depopulation Operation Eric Benson US Poultry and Egg Association $ 70,639
Tapered Block Copolymers for Efficient and Safe Lithium-Ion Batteries Thomas Epps Samsung $ 100,000
Nutrient Management Education Program Amy Shober Delaware Nutrient Management Commission $ 111,245
McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program Capacity Award Mark Rieger National Institute of Food & Agriculture $ 275,020
DURIP Advanced Material Development for Additive Manufacturing of Electromagnetically Functionalized Composites Mark Mirotznik Office of Naval Research $ 278,393
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Capacity Award Michelle Rodgers National Institute of Food & Agriculture $ 311,973
Master Players Concert Series Xiang Gao Delaware Division of the Arts $ 330,000
Advanced Biomanufacturing: Catalyzing Improved Host Development and High Quality Medicines through Genome to Phenome Predictions Kelvin Lee Clemson University $ 1,477,555
Behavioral- and Bio-Markers of Subconcussion with Controlled Human Head Impact John Jeka National Institutes of Health $ 3,875,152
Listing of 2017 Funded Projects
Funding Opportunities

Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier

$750,000 | Deadline: January 8, 2018

University of Delaware Research Foundation

$35,000 | Deadline: January 15, 2018

Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

$80,000 | Deadline: January 10, 2018

Campus Cyberinfrastructure

$3,500,000 | Deadline: January 30, 2018

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

$75,000 | Internal Deadline: December 4, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: February 8, 2018
Limited Submission Information >

Identification and Application of Acidification Thresholds in Coastal Ecosystems

$350,000 | Deadline: February 13, 2018

Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions

$125,000 | Deadline: March 1, 2018

Education and Health: New Frontiers

Award Not Limited | Deadline: June 5, 2018

For Research Administrators
Responsible Conduct of Research Training
UD will hold this annual in-person all-day training session on January 30, 2018, at the Trabant University Center. Registration will open in December. If you receive NIH, NSF or NIFA funding to conduct research, visit the RO website for details about the RCR training requirements and the options provided to fulfill the requirement.

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NIH Plans for Issuing Clinical Trial Specific Parent FOAs
NIH previously announced plans to require clinical trial specific funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for due dates of January 25, 2018, and beyond. Expect to see these FOAs for select activity codes at least 60 days ahead of the first due date after January 25. Some NIH institutes and centers will join these parent FOAs. More information can be found on the NIH website.

NIH Announcement


Cindy Panchisin, assistant director for research accounting, is retiring at the end of the year. Cindy’s 42-year UD career spans multiple departments including Physical Education, Controller’s, Treasurer’s, Institutional Research, Provost's Office and Research Office. Cindy has been an integral part of the Research Office’s successes, with an unwavering commitment to excellence. She will be greatly missed. Please join the Research Office in wishing Cindy a happy retirement!
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