Four receive University of Delaware Research Foundation funding

The University of Delaware Research Foundation (UDRF) has funded four UD projects that will shed light on pressing topics in health and the environment, from exploring ocean organisms for new drugs to investigating what role micro-strokes may play in causing dementia.

A private corporation chartered in 1955, UDRF offers competitive grants each year for UD faculty early in their careers. The early-career investigator is paired with a tenured professor who serves as a collaborator and mentor.

The latest awards range from $45,000 to $60,000 per year, seeding promising research that aligns closely with the University’s strategic plan.

“This year’s UDRF-SI award recipients are teams of outstanding early career faculty paired with more seasoned mentors addressing grand challenges in human health and the environment. I am excited to see how the preliminary results obtained with UDRF-SI funding lead to new insights into these problems while positioning the faculty for future external funding,” said Charlie Riordan, vice president for research, scholarshipand innovation.

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