SUBJECT: UD Research News
University of Delaware Research
Dear Colleagues,
I’m pleased to announce a new pilot program offered by the Research Office in partnership with the colleges. It is intended to support faculty in securing external sponsored research funding by providing up to 20 hours of proposal editing and 5 hours of graphic design support for proposal development. Researchers who have not received federal funding as a principal investigator in the past five years are eligible to participate. The program begins May 1.

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Charles G. Riordan
Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Innovation

In the Spotlight
Cathy Wu

Cathy Wu, the Unidel Edward G. Jefferson Chair in Engineering and Computer Science, has been appointed director of UD’s new Data Science Institute. It will engage researchers from all seven colleges at UD.

UD announces new Data Science Institute and founding director

The University of Delaware is establishing a new institute to accelerate research in data science, and a pioneer in the interdisciplinary field, tapped from UD’s faculty ranks, will lead it.

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News Briefs & Coming Events

The Future of Funding
in Health Promotion: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

1 – 4:00 p.m.
STAR Campus Atrium
Learn more!


UDRF-Strategic Initiatives Workshop
10 – 11:30 a.m.
130 Hullihen Hall
Register today!


Research Administrator Conference
Deerfield Golf Club
Register today!


Becoming a
Researcher: Successfully Engaging Minority Communities Workshop

University of Maryland
Register today!

Did you know: The FY18 federal budget has increased funding for the National Institutes of Health to $37 billion and the National Science Foundation to $7.77 billion. Learn more
Recent Award Recipients
Jenifer Hummer named NSF Fellow

School of Education Ph.D. student awarded NSF STEM fellowship

School Psychology Students Awarded National Scholarship

School psychology students awarded national scholarships

John Slater receives NSF CAREER Award

NIH Grant Funds Search

 $1.9 million NIH grant funds search for the big picture

Antoniewicz Inducted Into AIMBE

Engineering's Antoniewicz inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

John Rabolt

John Rabolt, D. Bruce Chase win ACS award for collaboration 

Recently Funded Projects

Delaware Humanities Forum: Women of Consequence Lynnette Overby Delaware Humanities Forum $ 17,004
The Impact of Health Coaching on Bariatric Patient Outcomes Richard Suminski Institute of Coaching $ 73,408
“Kids Count” Activities Janice Barlow Annie E. Casey Foundation $ 100,000
Development and Maintenance of The Delaware Complete Communities Planning Toolbox Marcia Scott Delaware Department of Transportation $ 118,314
Large Scale 2D Material – Active Silicon Photonics Tingyi Gu Air Force Research Laboratory $ 150,000
Mineral-Fluid Interactions: Synchrotron Radiation Studies at the Advanced Photon Source Neil Sturchio Argonne National Lab $ 240,148
Biophysical Properties of the HIV-1 Capsid and Its Interactions with MxB Juan Perilla Department of Health and Human Services $ 347,356
Closing the Si Cycle in Rice Agroecosystems to Sustainably Control As and Cd Uptake by Rice Grown Under Alternate Wetting and Drying Angelia Seyfferth U.S. Department of Agriculture $ 492,500
Development of Rare Event Simulation Methods for Improved Mechanistic Understanding of Mineral Surface Reactivity Adam Wallace U.S. Department of Energy $ 537,265
Broadband Acoustic Signal Variability in Dynamic Shallow Water Regions Mohsen Badiey Office of Naval Research $ 547,952
NAD + Therapy for Improving Memory and Cerebrovascular Function in Patients with MCI Christopher Martens National Institutes of Health $ 732,052
Scanning Electron Microscope SIB Jeffrey Caplan National Institutes of Health $ 864,786
Listing of Funded Projects
Funding Opportunities

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell R&D Funding Opportunity

Concept Paper Deadline:
May 7, 2018
Full Proposal Deadline: June 12, 2018

Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA)

$2,000,000 | Deadline: May 7–14, 2018

National Endowment for the ArtsInnovative Approaches
to Literacy (IAL) Program

$3,000,000 | Deadline: May 18, 2018

The Special Initiative:
Immigration and Immigrant Integration

$35,000 – $150,000 
Letter of Inquiry Deadline:
May 24, 2018
Full Proposal Deadline: August 15, 2018

Women and Sex/Gender Differences in
Drug and Alcohol Abuse/Dependence
(R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

RO1/RO3/R21 | Deadline: June 5, 2018

Planning Grants for
Engineering Research Centers (ERC)

$100,000 | Deadline: June 6, 2018

Food Safety Outreach Program

$1M Maximum Award | Deadline: June 7, 2018

Public Policy Effects on Alcohol-,
Marijuana-, and Other Substance-Related Behaviors and Outcomes (R21)

$200,000 | Deadline: June 16, 2018

Mechanisms of Alcohol Tolerance
(R21/R33 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

R21 – $275,000; R33 – $1,500,000
June 16, 2018

Social Psychology Program

Typical Awards: $100,000 – $500,000
July 16, 2018

Faculty Early Career Development
(CAREER) Program

$400,000 – $500,000 depending on directorate
July 18 – July 20, 2018 

Computational and Data-Enabled
Science and Engineering (CDS&E)

Depending on directorate
August 31 – December 6, 2018 

The Delaware Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a nationally accredited technology business development center, is the business advisory unit of the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP). The SBDC delivers one-on-one technical assistance and educational programs designed to help businesses achieve their goals and gain a competitive advantage. Expert advisors help businesses navigate the path to success by connecting them with the right resources and tools, then guiding them through the obstacles and opportunities that all businesses face.

America's SBDC DelawareSpecifically, SBDC advisors help businesses:
  • Access R&D grants (including SBIR/STTR)
  • Identify funding options and secure financing
  • Commercialize innovative technologies
  • Develop business plans, financial projections, and investor pitches
  • Assess and improve strategic and operational performance
  • Research, target and develop markets for products and services
  • Evaluate business opportunities and identify paths forward
  • Locate and apply for government contracts

From 2015 to present day, the Delaware SBDC has provided assistance to more than 115 tech-based businesses, resulting in more than 15 new tech-based business starts and $48.68 million in equity, loan and grant funding.  
Learn About SBDC


For Research Administrators
Research Administration Conference 
The Research Office will host its annual Research Administration Conference on Thursday, May 31, at Deerfield Golf Club. This day-long event will feature sessions on Concur, UD Financials, Audits, Sub-Awards and more! Prof. Kristi Kiick, deputy dean of the College of Engineering, will deliver the keynote address. Full agenda details and registration information can be found at the link below. Deadline to register is Thursday, May 24. We hope you can join the UD Research Administration community for a day of networking!
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