The mission of the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) is to conduct research and coordinate partnerships that integrate environmental science, engineering, and policy in order to provide solutions and strategies that address environmental challenges. DENIN serves as an advocate for sustained strength and vitality in pioneering environmental research. The institute focuses on research areas relevant to the challenges facing the state and the nation, and institute research informs decision makers by providing the knowledge that can help create sound environmental policies.
DENIN fosters a culture of scholarship that leverages the combined talents of affiliates and fellows through collaborative working groups, joint proposal development, and project resource coordination.
The institute's goals are to initiate interdisciplinary research projects; support interdisciplinary academic programs; forge partnerships among government agencies, nonprofits, industry, policymakers, and the public to address environmental concerns; and coordinate and sponsor signature events and programs that provide opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction.
Donald L. Sparks, Director
DENIN Environmental Frontier Grant applications are due Friday, December 13.
DENIN will be awarding up to five $50,000 grants to support interdisciplinary environmental research teams who will be competitive for future funding from state or federal agencies, industry, or foundations. Learn more and download application materials here.
"Dare To Be Green" — DENIN Announces Our Second Annual Student Video Competition!
This year the video competition will be held in conjunction with a brand new environmental film festival co-sponored by the Environmental Humanities Program at the University of Delaware and DENIN: Lights, Camera, EARTH!
The film festival will take place February 21-23, 2014, in Mitchell Hall. In addition to a great line-up of 11 documentary films, two of which will include discussions with the film makers, Sunday evening will feature finalists in the video competition and the awarding of the top prize of $1,000 and a $500 runner-up award.
Check here for complete information, competition rules, and entry forms.