RDE: The Research and Development Excellence Program

RDE: The Research and Development Excellence Program

altAbout RDE
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. T
his program is managed by the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF) at the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC). See "Program Instructions and Eligibility" for eligibility details under the current solicitation. Applicants must be up to date (i.e. not past due or in default) with all reporting requirements and deliverables for all KSTC-managed programs.

Dates and Solicitations
K_Seffy_DeadlineDates are not yet set for a new call of RDE proposals for 2016. Dates for new solicitations will be posted on this webpage at least two weeks ahead of the call. Email notifications go out to our mailing list at that same time. If you are not already on our Constant Contact "funding...opportunities subscribers" email list, consider submitting your information (click here) for the latest news and updates.

Application, Reporting, and Program Details: Updated 11/2015
Before initiating an application, be sure all reports and deliverables are current for all current and/or previous KSTC-managed programs. Each PI can review all of his/her RDE reporting deadlines via http://applications.kstc.com. Applicants who have been delinquent in submitting reports (both active and post-award) for current and/or previous KSTC-managed programs may not be invited to apply for future rounds of funding.

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Request for Proposals and Applying: RDE-019 (11/2015)
Program Instructions and Eligibility (updated 11/2015)
How to Apply (updated 07/2015)
Reporting content, deadlines and submission confirmation, log-in assistance
Application and Reporting Platform: http://applications.kstc.com

"And the winners are..."
View the Research and Development Excellence
(RDE) Award Recipients

Funding Decisions for the RDE-019 round were announced 07/2016.

Important Dates: RDE-019

October 15, 2015
Advance Notice: RDE-019 new funding opportunity scheduled to open November 13

November 13, 2015 at 12:01 AM
Letter of Intent application opens

November 16, 2015
Program scope questions? Contact the Program Director before 1:00 PM

November 18, 2015
LOI submission problems? Email KSEFPM @kstc.com before 1:00 PM

November 18, 2015 at 4PM - Deadline
Letter of Intent submission must be COMPLETED by 4:00 PM

November 20, 2015
Full Proposal invitations announced; 
Full Proposal opens

December 14, 2015
Full Proposal submission problems? Email KSEFPM @kstc.com before 1:00 PM
December 16, 2014 at 4PM - Deadline
Full Proposal submission must be COMPLETED by 4:00 PM ET

December 18, 2015 at 4PM - Deadline 
Submission deadline for signed cover and budget, 4:00 PM ET

Funding decisions for the latest round, RDE-019, were announced July 2016.