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Research Advisory Boards & Councils

Fall Campus photo A number of advisory boards and councils help guide and evaluate research programs at the University of Delaware. These distinguished advisers play a critical role in UD research.
  • Center for Biomedical Engineering Research External Advisory Board. Comprised of scientists and clinicians from leading institutions, this board advises the center on research related to the National Institutes of Health-funded Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant.
  • Center for Critical Zone Research External Advisory Board. These distinguished leaders from the academic, business, and policy communities are helping UD to develop a world-class, leading-edge research capability focusing on the “critical zone”--the fragile area from the treetops to the groundwater that sustains life on Earth.
  • Chemical Engineering Advisory Council. This council informs UD's Department of Chemical Engineering, which is based in the College of Engineering.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering External Advisory Council. Distinguished alumni and friends of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering meet annually to advise the department and evaluate progress towards its goals.
  • College of Engineering Advisory Council. Distinguished alumni and friends of the College of Engineering meet annually to advise the college and evaluate progress towards its goals.
  • College of Health Sciences Visiting Committee. Leaders in health care within the state of Delaware provide insight into local corporate and government trends and initiatives and offer support to the College of Health Sciences' administration regarding practice, policy, and economic trends.
  • College of Health Sciences Center for Research Development Advisory Council. Composed of researchers from each of the schools and departments within the College of Health Sciences, this council administers seed grants within the college to stimulate research and provides preliminary reviews of extramural funding effort.
  • Delaware Environmental Institute Advisory Board The Delaware Environmental Institute External Advisory Board includes environmentally focused scientists, engineers and educators, from academia and the public and private sectors. This international group meets annually to provide strategic input and evaluate progress toward goals.
  • The Delaware EPSCoR Steering Committee includes leaders from academia, government, and the private sector and provides advice to the principal investigator and the leadership team to guide the progress of the Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) grant, assure alignment with institutional and state priorities, and identify opportunities to increase research capabilities within the state. The group meets annually.
  • Delaware INBRE – AAAS External Review Panel. As part of a continuing, comprehensive program evaluation strategy, the Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) has teamed with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Research Competitiveness Program to provide a periodic review of the progress and the impact of the INBRE Network across Delaware. This panel of national experts conducts the bi-annual review and submits a written report to INBRE leadership.
  • Delaware INBRE External Advisory Board. The purpose of the Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is to deliver a statewide pipeline of capable and competitive medical research personnel who can compete for and win research grants from the National Institutes of Health. This board, comprised of senior representatives from academia, the biomedical industry, the medical community, and government labs, provides strategic comment and guidance on scientific, administrative, and other matters relevant to the INBRE program.
  • Delaware Interdisciplinary Ethics Program Planning Board. The mission of the Delaware Interdisciplinary Ethics Program is to promote high-quality teaching, research, and outreach in all areas of applied and professional ethics through projects and programs that assist educators, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. Its members include representatives from higher education across Delaware.
  • Delaware Sea Grant Advisory Council. This statewide external advisory body to the Delaware Sea Grant College Program was created in 1974. Working within the national priorities identified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Sea Grant College Program, the council helps further define priority coastal issues relevant to Delaware. Its members hail from marine-oriented business and industry, resource management and engineering firms, state government, public interest groups, the pre-college educational sector, and the media.
  • Lerner College of Business & Economics Advisory Board. Distinguished business and corporate leaders from across the region help advise UD's Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics.
  • Premedical Education Advisory Council. Faculty and administrators from UD and physicians and administrators from Jefferson Medical College and Christiana Care Health System provide guidance and advisement to UD's pre-medical and pre-dental programs.
  • Research-Based Education Advisory Board. This advisory board, composed of faculty from across UD's science and engineering departments, assists in documenting and disseminating UD's vision and accomplishments in integrating research and education. All of its members are actively involved in research that apprentices undergraduates while also being at the forefront of UD's educational development efforts through instructional and technological innovation, curriculum revision, publication in leading journals, and organization of national and international conferences.
  • University of Delaware Research Foundation (UDRF) Research Committee. Distinguished scientists, physicians, and engineers from area industries govern the University of Delaware Research Foundation, which is a private corporation that was chartered in 1955 to support UD research. Funding awards of up to $25,000 per project are made annually to tenure-track faculty, early in their careers, in all fields of science.
  • University of Delaware Research Council- The University of Delaware Research Council provides a forum for communication between the Research Office and University of Delaware faculty. This body will serve as an advisory body to the Sr. Vice Provost for Research on matters pertaining to the development of research and creative activities and the achievement of research goals at the University of Delaware.
  • John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance Advisory Board. This advisory board helps guide the activities of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, which include conferences on topics of current interest, workshops for corporate directors and executives, research, publications, and other activities to further scholarship in corporate governance.