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Our research and innovation programs focus on prevention, health monitoring and rehabilitation. We have more than 120 faculty members in five different departments who collaborate on research programs that address everything from cardiovascular health to neurological diseases to orthopedics to aging to pediatrics and so much more. We collaborate across our University and with external partners — in the health sciences and an array of other disciplines. We also emphasize the importance of ‘education as research’ and seek better ways to develop a workforce for today’s healthcare; we find better and more innovative ways to teach students and prepare them for careers. Our long term goal is to contribute to a ‘Healthy Delaware’ and develop best practices that advance healthcare across the nation and across the globe.

Resources for Faculty

CHS Preliminary Data Grant Program

The CHS Preliminary Data Grant Program is focused on aiding faculty in acquiring preliminary data for an upcoming grant submission.  These are not pilot grants instead they are designed to fill gaps in preliminary data to support the aims directly linked to a panned extramural grant submission in the next 12 months.  CHS investigators can request up to $10,000. For more details please contact Dave Edwards (

External Peer Review of Grant Proposals

CHS investigators can apply any time for up to $500 to assist with external peer review of developed extramural proposals.  For more details please contact Dave Edwards (

Grant Writing Support

The UD Research Office recently announced a pilot program to support proposal editing and graphic support for faculty with research workload who have not received federal funding in the last 5 years.  The initial pilot program runs from 5/1/2018 – 6/30/2019.  See the link below for more information.

Contact Dave Edwards ( with any questions

Biostatistical Support

For more information, visit the biostatistics page. 

CHS equipment Fund

The College of health sciences will make funds available  on an annual basis to support the acquisition, repair and/or replacement of shared equipment located and maintained in CHS departments.  The due date for proposals is October 15, 2018.  Please see the RFP and proposal template for more details. 

CHS Equipment Proposal Template
CHS Equipment Fund Details 

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