UD-UDRI Fellowship Program

The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), the highly successful engineering research arm of the University of Dayton, has its roots in the School of Engineering and for many years shared space in Kettering Labs. With the growth of UDRI, the organization relocated the majority of its labs to River Campus. In order to encourage relationships between like-minded engineering faculty and researchers, in 2016- 2017, two initiatives were created to foster formal research collaborations:

1. UD-UDRI Research Fellows Program  

The Research Fellows Program partners junior faculty with a UDRI researcher for one and a half months, full time. Faculty receive 50 percent salary coverage for the summer.

2. UD-UDRI Senior Research Fellows Program

The Senior Research Fellows Program partners tenured/senior faculty with a UDRI researcher for one day per week during the summer. Volunteers are eligible for honorariums for participation and proposal submission — $1000 for summer participation and $5000 for joint, eligible proposal acceptance.


Applications are now closed for 2018. Please check back in December 2018 when we will start accepting applications for 2019. 


Please direct your questions to Bob Wilkens, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation.


School of Engineering

Kettering Laboratories 565 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254