Funding Opportunities

There are a number of internal and external funding opportunities available to researchers at the University of Delaware including internal seed grants. Below you will find links to different resources. If you have questions or contemplating submitting a grant proposal application and want to inquire how the Research Office can support please contact:

For more information contact
Leigh Botner
(302) 831-7088





COS PIVOT Database
Detailed professional information for scientists and scholars worldwide.

Foundation Directory (UD Paid Version)
Provides information on U.S. grantmakers and their grants. The database has full-text search capability across more than 250,000 990s.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Find sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards and other financial support. NOTE: This database can only be accessed from within the University of Delaware Library.

Foundation Maps
An interactive mapping tool that combines the Foundation Center’s data on grantmakers and their grants with Google maps.

Grant Forward
A funding and research service, which provides information on federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.

Government Grants database system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for federal grant-making agencies.

IGNITE- NineSigma Innovation Bulletin
NineSigma helps organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sectors 'connect with the world' to find new solutions, knowledge and partners to accelerate their innovation cycle.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
The Oak Ridge Associated Universities is a consortium aimed at encouraging and enhancing the strengthening of U.S. research and education. Their opportunities are based on “field of interest,” begin throughout the year, and vary with respect to US citizenship requirements.

Recently Funded Projects

Delaware Reading Project and Delaware Social Studies Education Project Sharon Walpole Delaware Department of Education $ 150,000
Frequency Domain Conversion of Computer Aided Design Files to Enable Encryption, Authentication and Feature Search Function Nektarios Georgios Tsoutsos NSF $ 157,238
Engineering Catalyst Materials for Carbon Utilization Feng Jiao NSF $ 350,168
Extending Industrial Assessment Centers to Underserved Areas Keith Goossen DOE $ 510,001
Community Portal for High-Precision Atomic Physics Data and Computation Marianna Safronova NSF $ 559,999
ProteoCell: The Fat Free Cell Millicent Sullivan NSF $ 710,763
Adapting Curriculum and Classroom Environments for Student Success Esley Newton Delaware Department of Education $ 866,341
Regulation of Heme Synthesis by Mitochondrial Proteins Yvette Yien HHS $ 1,994,837
Unraveling Fibrosis with Dynamic Microenvironments and Molecular Tools April Kloxin HHS $ 2,398,500
New Directions Early Head Start Heidi Beck HHS $ 2,621,643
Mechanisms Underlying the Protective Vascular Effects of Dietary Potassium in Humans Shannon Lennon HHS $ 2,852,030
Measuring Symptom Clusters in People with Sudden-Onset Disabilities David Tulsky HHS $ 3,744,154

Anshuman Razdan, PhD
Associate Vice President
for Research Development

Jennifer Doran
Administrative Assistant
Ph: (302) 831-6703

David Barczak
Communications Manager
Ph: (302) 831-8169

Leigh Botner
Research Development Director
Ph: (302) 831-7088

Jennifer Roth
Research Education Coordinator
Ph: (302) 831-3777

Sudha Aravindan
Computing Support Specialist
Ph: (302) 831-8621


*NOTE: The University of Delaware’s Office of General Counsel oversees all legal services for the University of Delaware. Matters pertaining to research (including research-related agreements, research-related compliance, and research-related intellectual property) may be directed to the Research Office, which will coordinate with the General Counsel’s Office, as appropriate.
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