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Internal Funding Opportunities

  • 2014 NSF Sustainability Research Networks (SRN)

    Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2014
    Funding: The maximum SRN award amount is $12,000,000. It is expected that SRN awards will be 4-5 years in duration.
    Purpose: To bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders to conduct collaborative research that addresses fundamental challenges in sustainability.
    Eligibility: Drexel may submit to NSF only three proposals for this solicitation. There is no limit to participation as a partner institution.


  • AJ Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment: Seed Funding Competition

    Deadline: February 17th, 2014
    Funding: Project budgets may be no greater than $50,000 and project durations no longer than 1 year.
    Purpose: To establish new collaborations and research and scholarship activities that promise to generate significant research and scholarship outcomes and new extramural funding opportunities.
    Eligibility: Proposing teams, comprised of at least 2 Drexel faculty members.


  • CHOP-Drexel-Hebrew University Dream Teams

    Deadline: March 14, 2014
    Purpose: To define translational pediatric research needs and opportunities with the potential to be commercialized that one or more CHOP-DU-HU Dream Teams are well positioned to address.


  • Drexel Ventures Innovation Fund

    Deadline: June 1, 2014
    Funding: Each project funded by the Drexel Ventures Innovation Fund may receive a maximum of $100,000.
    Purpose: To enhance the commercial potential of promising Drexel technologies or services.
    Eligibility: Proposals submitted by research and tenure track faculty, including faculty with tenure, in any of the Colleges and Schools at Drexel University are eligible for funding.


  • ExCITe Center Seed Fund Competition

    Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014
    Funding: Up to $5,000
    Purpose: To support novel, highly multi-disciplinary research projects providing the opportunity to develop concepts that may be difficult to support through traditional channels.
    Eligibility: Open to Drexel, non-Drexel, and hybrid teams, can be student led with faculty supervisor participation.


  • Opening Doors Health Disparities Research Training Program

    Deadline: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by 5 p.m.
    Funding:
    – Doctoral Level Researcher Stipend: $8,500 (paid over 8 months) or Master’s Level Researcher Stipend: $8,000 (paid over 8 months). Researchers work up to 300 hours over the 8 month period.
    – $1,200 Research Support for project related costs (i.e. software, computer, supplies, equipment, cost for student to attend a conference to present research, etc.)
    – Professional Development and Training for student researcher
    Purpose: The Opening Doors program provides undergraduate, graduate and medical students with education and training to pursue advanced study and health disparities research.
    Eligibility: Read more.


  • Request for Pilot Study Applications

    Deadline: February 28th, 2014
    Funding: Autism Institute funding will be provided to cover direct project costs up to $20,000.
    Purpose: The AJ Drexel Autism Institute wishes to provide Drexel University faculty with an opportunity to develop projects that are consistent with the Institute’s mission and that will lead to applications for larger state, federal or foundation grants and contracts.
    Eligibility: Eligible projects must have no longer than a 12 month performance period (6 months preferred) and must start by April 1st, 2014.


  • Searle Scholars Program

    Deadline: Internal applications due no later than 11:59 pm, August 8, 2014. Full applications due to the Foundation by September 26, 2014.
    Funding: Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year.
    Purpose: To support the independent research of outstanding young scientists who have been appointed assistant professors with tenure-track positions on or after July 1, 2013.
    Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.