RDE: The Research and Development Excellence Program

About RDEalt

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.

The RDE Program is managed by the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation. The Senior Program Director is Dr. Maria Labreveux: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 859.246.3251.

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, you may want to consider submitting your information (click here) for the latest news and updates.

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. 

Dates are not set for a new call of RDE proposals for 2016.
Funding decisions for the latest round, RDE-019, are anticipated mid July 2016.

Request for Proposals and Applying for RDE-019: updated 10-2015


Application and Reporting Site for RDE 
http://applications/kstc.com

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.
K-Seffy

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


Funding Decisions for the RDE-019 round are anticipated mid to late June 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

K_Seffy_Deadline

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 are anticipated early July 2016