SUBJECT: UD Research News
University of Delaware Research
JAN 2018
  1. In the Spotlight
  2. News Briefs
  3. Coming Events
  4. Recent Award Recipients
  5. Funding Opportunities
  6. OEIP Corner
  7. For Research Administrators
Since FY 2012 UD faculty have founded 22 start-up companies based upon UD licensed IP

I write providing guidance regarding the impact the federal government shutdown will have on UD’s sponsored programs. It is expected that work on active awards will continue during a shutdown. New awards will not be initiated nor will pending proposals be reviewed nor processed. Most personnel–program managers, grant administrators, etc.– are prohibited from working, or even accessing their computers during the shutdown. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) website lists contingency plans for all the federal agencies. The link to the website is https://www.whitehouse. gov/omb/agency-contingency-plans/ The Research Office will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as information becomes available.


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

In the Spotlight
UD-NUVVE collaboration

UD-NUVVE collaboration to drive
transportation, energy changes

The University recently expanded its collaboration with Nuvve Corporation, owner of the revolutionary vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology developed at UD, that will further accelerate changes in energy and transportation. The technology, already in commercial use in several areas of the world, points to a future where vehicles will routinely draw and discharge energy to the power grid.

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Chemours CEO Mark Vergnano speaks at groundbreaking ceremony

Chemours CEO Mark Vergnano speaks to the crowd at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Chemours Discovery Hub building on the UD STAR Campus.


UD and Chemours break ground
on STAR Campus

The University of Delaware and the Chemours Company broke ground Dec. 18, for a ceremonial start to their new relationship, which will involve construction of a 312,000-square-foot research and development facility.

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Did you know? UD Research ranked in the top 75 in R&D expenditures for DOD, DOE, NASA, NSF and USDA -- 2016 HERD REPORT
News Briefs & Coming Events

Salivary Workshop
2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.,
108 Wolf Hall
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Responsible Conduct of Research Conference
8 a.m.–4 p.m.,
Trabant Center
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UD Financials Townhall
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.,
103 Gore Hall
Register today!


Recent Award Recipients
Amanda Jansen

Amanda Jansen receives $1.46 million NSF grant for math study

Andreas Malikopoulos

Andreas Malikopoulos elected ASME Fellow

Darrin Pochan

Dennis Prather named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Michela Taufer

Michela Taufer wins major NSF grant for molecular dynamics study

Cathy Wu

Cathy Wu earns multiple global honors

Julian Yates

Julian Yates awarded national Kendrick Book Prize

Recently Funded Projects

Development of Mushroom Mycelium Based Biocomposites for Fashion Products Huantian Cao US Environmental Protection Agency $ 18,148
HIV Prevention Sharon Merriman-Nai Delaware Department of Education $ 45,000
Developing Practices to Minimize High Temperature Stress in Vegetable Crops Emmalea Ernest Delaware Department of Agriculture $ 50,911
Horizon: Validation of an Improved Method for Rapid Characterization of Protein Aggregates in Biologic Drugs for Increased Quality and Safety Christopher Roberts Optofluidics, Inc $ 90,001
Recruit, Select and Develop Aspiring School Leaders in the State of DE Alison Travers Delaware Department of Education $ 100,000
Parenting Plus EBPG Adina Seidenfeld A E Casey Foundation $ 101,517
On-Call Development and Logistics for Video Analysis of Intersections and Roadways for Planning and Evaluation Chandra Kambhamettu Delaware Department of Transportation $ 102,677
The Role of Resilience in Addressing Racial Disparities in Adverse HIV-Related Outcomes Valerie Earnshaw Brown University / HHS $ 142,873
CES-RWJF Culture of Health Michelle Rodgers National 4-H Council $ 243,094
Strategic Prevention Frame-Partnerships for Success Laura Rapp Delaware Dept of Health & Social Services $ 250,000
E2CDA: Type 1: Antiferromagnetic Magneto-electric Memory and Logic John Xiao University of Nebraska / NSF $ 327,598
Photonic-to-RF Instrumentation Systems for Manufacturing and Testing of Integrated Components Dennis Prather USAF Office of Scientific Research $ 358,301
Flameless Combustion of Hydrogen in UAVs Develop Efficient Anode Catalyst for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Media Bingjun Xu Air Force Research Laboratory $ 359,986
Production Environment for the Composite of Post-Event Well-being James Kendra Johns Hopkins University / HHS $ 473,994
Patient and Family Centered Interpretation of Outcome Measures for Persons with Neurogenic Communication Disorders Matthew Cohen Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation $ 555,338
Improving STEM Outcomes for Young Children with Language Learning Disabilities by Intervening at the Intersection of Language and Scientific Thought Aquiles Iglesias Boys Town / NSF $ 776,446
Effects of Lipidomic Diversity on GPCR Edward Lyman National Institutes of Health $ 1,661,171
Incorporating Image-Based Features into Biomedical Document Classification Hagit Shatkay-Reshef National Institutes of Health $ 2,701,989
Listing of Funded Projects
Funding Opportunities

ARPA-E Open Funding Opportunity Announcement

$500,000 – $10,000,000 |
Concept Paper Deadline:
February 12, 2018

Identification and Application of Acidification Thresholds in Coastal Ecosystems

$350,000 | Deadline: February 13, 2018

Biological Oceanography Program

Award Amount Varies | Deadline: February 15, 2018

Small Research Grant Program
(Parent R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

$100,000 | Deadline: February 16, 2018

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

$125,000 | Deadline: March 1, 2018

Summer Seminars and Institutes

$75,000 – $200,000 | Deadline: March 1, 2018

Education and Health: New Frontiers

Award Not Limited | Deadline: June 5, 2018

Collaborations and Partnerships

OEIP has embarked on a program to develop the capability to engage with private sector entities in mutually beneficial collaborations and partnerships. In keeping with this objective, discussions between ILC Dover’s Leadership Team and OEIP were recently convened. ILC Dover is a world leader in the innovative design and production of engineered products employing high-performance flexible materials. The discussion resulted in the identification of specific areas of collaboration for technology development and innovation, including biopharmaceuticals, engineered solutions for composite improvement, space suit solutions and student engagements in Senior Design, Spin-In projects and internship programs.

Please contact Brad Yops at (302) 831-0147 or for
intellectual property or commercialization related questions.


For Research Administrators
Welcome Aboard
The Research Office is pleased to announce our new Associate Vice President for Research Administration, Jeffrey Friedland. Jeff comes to us from Princeton University where he served for more than 10 years as director of the Office of Research and Project Administration.

Please join us in welcoming Jeff to the Research Office!


NIH Proposal Changes Effective 01/25/18
NIH is making changes to their proposals to better capture clinical trial information. As of 01/25/2018, NIH applications must be submitted using ‘FORMS-E’ application packages, and, proposals that involve clinical trials can only be submitted under funding opportunities designated for clinical trials. The NIH definition of a clinical trial is “a research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biomedical or behavioral outcomes.”

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New NSF Proposal and
Award Guide Effective 1/29/2018
The National Science Foundation has released a new Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), effective for proposals due on or after January 29, 2018. Please note the following important changes to the NSF proposal preparation instructions:

• In addition to the already required sections of the Project Description entitled “Broader Impacts” and “Results from Prior NSF Support”, NSF now also requires a section entitled “Intellectual Merit.”

• The applicable timeframe for PIs and co-PIs to report on Results from Prior NSF Support has been revised to include any NSF award with an end date in the past five years or a current NSF award.

• The page limit for the Budget Justification has been increased to five pages.

• In the F&A costs section of the Budget Justification, proposers must set forth the F&A costs rate, the Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC) base, and the total F&A costs requested. Example: 56% x $135,877 MTDC = $76,091 F&A costs.

If you have any questions, please contact the Research Office Contract and Grant Specialist assigned to your Department/Institute:

NSF Proposal Preparation Instructions


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