RDE: The Research and Development Excellence Program
The Research and Development Excellence Program (RDE) targets achieving excellence in science and engineering in Kentucky, through innovation and technology development in existing and emerging areas of research, by making proactive investments through a peer-reviewed competitive selection process.
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Eligibility for RDE
Kentucky universities, colleges, and for-profit organizations may be eligible to apply. See "Request for Proposals (RFP)" and "Instructions" for eligibility details under the current solicitation.
Request for Proposals and Applying for RDE: updated 10-2015
Application and Reporting Site for RDE
Each PI can review all of his/her reporting deadlines by signing in to the online reporting system at http://applications.kstc.com for the Research and Development Excellence Program. Before initiating an application, be sure all reports and deliverables are current. Applicants who have been delinquent in submitting reports - both active and post (annual professional activity and achievements reporting) for previous Research and Development Excellence and/or Kentucky Commercialization Fund awards - may not be invited to apply for future rounds of funding.
"And the winners are..."
View the Research and Development
Excellence (RDE) Award Recipients