PFAS Seed Grant Opportunity (UD Internal)

The Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) and the Delaware Energy Institute (DEI) invite University of Delaware researchers to apply for seed funding focused on achieving research results and building capability focused on per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS compounds, sometimes referred to as “forever chemicals”, are widely used and pervasive in the environment; exposure may be linked to harmful health effects in humans and animals.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2022.

To learn more, click link here.

DENIN Fall 2022 Seminar Series

Wednesday November 9, 2022

The Rhetoric of Urban Park Conservancies. Keerthi Potlur, English.

Projections and Drivers of Coastal Flooding in the Mid-Atlantic. John Callahan, Geography and Spatial Sciences.

Time:12:00pn to 1:15pm; Location: 322 ISE Lab or Zoom – Join Zoom


(Passcode: 833132)

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The DENIN Network in the News

One of the grand challenges facing the planet now and into the future is ensuring the availability of enough clean water to sustain humans and ecosystems across the globe. So, when UD’s Office of Graduate and Professional Education solicited proposals from faculty on ways to engage graduate students in addressing grand challenges, water sustainability seemed like a strong choice. The first symposium — the Human and Climate Series I: Dynamic Hydrology from Land to Sea — will bring together students and professors from across campus, as well as outside speakers, for networking, presenting and collaborative research opportunities. It will focus on the sea, coastal vulnerability and other challenges in the interface between the land and waterways.

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Faculty Cluster Hire

  • An interdisciplinary team of faculty from five University of Delaware colleges will be conducting a Coastal Water Security cluster hire focused on water quality, toxicological assessment and restoration of contaminated environments, and impacts on human and ecosystem health arising from increased stressors in the coastal environment. To learn more, click link above.

Help Make a Difference

With the help of valued partners who share our vision, DENIN is advancing its mission to find solutions to safeguard the environment we all share. Your gift to DENIN expands what is possible to achieve in our work with academia, government, and the private sector.

Since 2009, DENIN’s interdisciplinary network of researchers on the University of Delaware campus and beyond has been investigating pressing environmental challenges facing our communities, nation and world.

The collective knowledge we gain through our donors’ foresight and generosity resonates around the planet. We inform policies that safeguard people and protect prosperity as sea-level rise threatens the drinkability of our water and the health of our soil. We help coastal communities to plan resiliency. We prepare the next generation of leaders through paid fellowships for doctoral students and research internships for undergraduates.

Their positive impact on our planet starts at DENIN. Your positive impact starts with a donation to support our mission to make the world a more sustainable place.

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