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UD-UDRI Research Fellowship

Summer Collaboration Expands Research

The UD/UDRI Research Fellowship program matches School of Engineering faculty and UDRI researchers with the goal of expanding areas of research that are fundable by outside parties. Faculty lend their expertise while learning more about UDRI’s research, capabilities and personnel. This program enables formal collaboration helps build networks and leads to joint proposals between UD and UDRI.

Fellowship Types

  1. Junior Faculty Fellowship (1-15 years of typical professional experience) — 1 to 1.5 months, full-time. (dependent upon professional experience, to be determined by selection committee).
  2. Senior Faculty Fellowship (15+ years professional experience) — 1 day per week during summer. $1000 honorarium, with $5000 honorarium if proposal submitted at end of summer.


  • Fall – UDRI researchers submit Statements of Need
  • Faculty applications open January-February
  • February – Deadline for faculty applications
  • Spring – UD faculty matched to UDRI Statements of Need
  • April – Partnership announcements made
  • May – Fellowship program commences
  • September – RECAP session


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


School of Engineering Associate Deans

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254