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We are thrilled to have you join our community of principle investigators dedicated to advancing clinical and translational research.

Becoming a part of ACCEL opens doors to a myriad of opportunities. Engage in vibrant research collaborations and broaden your network of colleagues. Seize enhanced pilot funding opportunities to fuel your innovative projects. Benefit from valuable mentoring advice provided by accomplished researchers with proven track records of success. Elevate your skills and knowledge through the comprehensive ACCEL mentoring, education, and development program. Embrace the chance to learn from and collaborate with community groups, addressing critical health issues they face. Take an active role in significant clinical and translational studies that not only impact you but resonate within your circle of friends, family, and community. Join ACCEL to embark on a transformative journey of growth, collaboration, and impactful contributions to healthcare.

About Us

In October of 2013, the University of Delaware along with partners Delaware State University, ChristianaCare, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, and the Medical University of South Carolina received $25 million to support the growth of clinical and translational research (CTR) over the next five years.

The purpose of the combined NIH and state of Delaware funding is to build research capacities in states which historically have had low levels of NIH funding by supporting basic, clinical, and translational research through mentoring, education and faculty development, and infrastructure improvements.

Meet The Team

Get to know the dedicated individuals who drive our mission to support and advance clinical and translational research.


Learn more about the ACCEL Cores and their visionary individuals

Helpful Resources

Education & Training

Navigate your career trajectory with confidence, whether you're seeking professional growth or fulfilling essential training mandates for your study protocol or grant application.


Embark on a transformative research journey with the support of ACCEL funding programs.

Consulting & Services

Our dedicated teams stand ready to assist you at any stage, ensuring a seamless and successful research process.


Discover the Junior Investigators Network (JIN) for networking, faculty engagement, and collaborative research.

Community, Connection, & Collaboration

Immerse yourself in a dynamic environment that thrives on community, fosters meaningful connections, and sparks collaborative innovation

Impacting the Health of Delawareans

Join our mission to improving the well-being of Delawareans.

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