Research Resources

Maggie E. Neumann Health Sciences Research Fund

Due 5pm EST Friday, May 17th, 2024

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The Maggie E Neumann Health Sciences Research Fund supports pilot research grants designed to provide proof-of-concept for novel and potentially scalable approaches to improve the health and well-being of those with chronic disabilities. The American Disabilities Association defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Categories of disabilities include those related to vision, mobility, auditory, neurological, cognitive, medical, and psychological impairments. We expect to fund 2-4 pilot grants in the range of $25,000 to $55,000 each. Full details are included in this funding announcement.

Maggie E. Neumann Health Sciences Research Fund Review Template


CHS Summer Scholars

Due 5pm EST March 22nd, 2024


There are three different endowed CHS Summer Scholars funding types whose broad purpose is to support student scholarship, experiential learning, and research experiences for CHS students. Participating students receive a stipend of $5000 and are expected to engage in a research or field-based placement project on a full-time basis for the summer (average of 40 hours per week or 320 hours over the course of 8 weeks). Full details are included in this funding announcement.

CHS investigators can apply any time for up to $300 to assist with external peer review of developed large extramural proposals. For more details please contact Freda Patterson (

The CHS Research Advisory Committee will now facilitate the scientific review of your specific aims pages. This is a voluntary program aimed to provide rapid feedback to early-draft aims pages. The guidelines and link to upload your aims page are below. 


If you want feedback on your aims page, simply upload the document to the form linked below, and provide some additional information to help us secure ~2 reviewers. Please continue to have colleagues in your own networks review your work - this program is not intended to supplant any other review. 

Specific Aims Review Service: Guidelines for Submitting Investigator and Reviewer


Guidelines for Submitting Investigator

  • Submit your aims page in MS word format along with your name, department, and 1-4 key words to characterize content expertise the reviewer should have.
  • It is recommended that you submit your aims for review 2-3 months prior to the proposal deadline, but earlier or later submissions will be accepted.
  • You can expect to receive comments approximately 2-3 weeks following the submission.
  • All reviewers will be instructed to maintain confidentiality. The review process may or may not be blinded, depending on reviewer preference.
  • Submitting investigators are encouraged to solicit feedback on their aims and all aspects of their proposal from a variety of trusted sources.


Guidelines for Reviewer

  • You have been invited to review the aims page because of your content expertise and because you have demonstrated experience writing and securing grant funding.
  • Please use the track changes function in MS Word to provide comments and suggested edits to the aims page you are being asked to review.
  • A speedy turnaround time is most useful and appreciated to the submitting investigator; please complete your review within 7-10 business days.
  • Please maintain confidentiality.
  • You have the option of doing this in a blinded fashion, but this is not required.
  • Review of an aims page can include (but not limited to) a critique of the following:
    • quality of messaging, presentation issues, organization of introductory material
    • quality of the formulations of the Specific Aims
    • writing adequacy, tone, and reviewer-friendliness
    • guidance on whether these features are working together to clearly and convincingly reveal and highlight the novelty, innovation and significance of the proposal--and how to improve these aspects
    • guidance on whether the Aims form a cohesive, strong, well-organized attack on a significant problem that appears likely to advance the field
    • any evident limitations in approach

For more information, visit the biostatistics page.

The College of Health Sciences can make funds available on a rolling basis to support the acquisition, repair and/or replacement of shared equipment located and maintained in CHS departments. Please reach out to Freda Patterson ( for more details.

CHS Equipment Fund Information

Below is the Spring 2022 CHS Facilities Template page to use for NIH grants. Modify the template to suit your specific grant proposal needs. 


CHS Facilities Template Document

Karin Silbernagel, associate professor of physical therapy, has been appointed director of the Center for Human Research Coordination. The new core facility will assist researchers across UD with the recruitment of study participants. Read more on UDaily.

What we do and how we can help with your HS research:
  • Research Subject Recruitment
  • Research Subject Logistics (screening, scheduling, transportation, reimbursement)
  • Patient Registries
  • REDCap Database construction, maintenance, and support
  • REDCap education and training
  • Data server maintenance, hardening and security