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Submission Deadline

Friday, March 31, 2017 by 5:00 pm.

Grant Information

Who can apply?


Principal Investigators (PIs)* from any Delaware academic research institution, including:

  • Christiana Care Health System
  • Delaware State University
  • Delaware Technical Community College
  • Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
  • University of Delaware
  • Wesley College

* Must be eligible to serve as a PI at their home institution.

PIs can have only one active ARC grant at a time. Partners may be involved in multiple ARC grants at the same time.

ARC-specific notes:

  • Single PI proposal may request up to $75,000.
  • Multi-PI proposal may request up to $100,000. *
  • Each project is limited to 12 months of grant support.
  • Must not duplicate projects funded by other sources.
  • Expected to involve a partner with a Delaware-based headquarters and/or manufacturing/research base. **
  • A typical match will involve at least 1:1 of industrial and ARC support and the degree of industrial partner support considered during the review process.

* The need for more than one PI must be well justified. Multi-academic institution proposals especially encouraged.

** Early Career Investigators are encouraged to apply for applied research projects that may have an economic impact in Delaware, even if a partner has not been identified.

Intellectual property

PIs should consult with the technology transfer office at their home institution. The ARC program does not retain any rights to intellectual property.