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
The Research Development Office
(302) 831-7088


Internal Funding

Internal UD funds are available to support research, scholarship and creative activities through annual university-wide competitions.

External Funding

External funding opportunities sponsored by various agencies from NASA to Delaware Department of Education. You must login with your UD credentials to view these opportunities.

Limited Submissions

Funding opportunities that have limits on the number that may be submitted from a single institution.

New and Young Faculty

These programs are intended for late postdoctoral investigators and new faculty. This resource has been developed by UC Berkeley and can be utilized by the UD’s research community.




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.

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

NIIMBL Research, Development and Testbeds to Help the Nation Prevent, Prepare for and Respond to Coronavirus Kelvin Lee DOC $ 83,000,000
Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Cardiovascular Health David Edwards HHS $ 11,843,999
COATs: Collagen-Mimetic Peptide and Therapeutic Gene-Modified Collagens for Cell-Mediated Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Millicent Sullivan HHS $ 5,194,340
Cardiovascular Consequences of Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophinopathies Melissa Witman HHS $ 3,202,193
Bioenergy Production Based on an Engineered Mixotrophic Coculture for Enhanced CO2 Fixation Eleftherios Papoutsakis DOE $ 2,752,577
Circular Economy of Composites Enabled by TUFF Technology Joseph Deitzel DOE $ 1,799,983
Size, Trophic and Spatial-Temporal Scaling of Environmental Selection in Pelagic Species Matthew Oliver NASA $ 1,301,600
The Simpson Neutron Monitor Network John Clem NSF $ 1,194,735
Supporting Teachers to Develop Equitable Mathematics Instruction Through Rubric-Based Coaching Erica Litke NSF $ 651,546
Extending Integrated Pest Management Knowledge and Practice to Delaware Stakeholders David Owens USDA $ 608,702
Design of an Engineered Pplant Growth Promoting Rhizobacterium for Controlled Release in the Rhizosphere Aditya Kunjapur USDA $ 500,000
Impacts of Surface Ocean Surfactant Sources and Transformations on Their Chemical Composition and Air-Sea Relevant Properties Andrew Wozniak NSF $ 452,301
Integrative Data Analysis to Identify Persistent Post-Concussion Deficits and Subsequent Musculoskeletal Injury Risk Thomas Buckley HHS $ 419,798
Estuarine Circulation Controls on Fate and Transport of Marine Debris: A Case Study in Delaware Bay Tobias Kukulka DOC $ 300,373
Back from the Past? Assessing Potential of Relict, Hydric Soils for Wetland and Floodplain Restorations Shreeram Inamdar EPA $ 228,556
Strengthening COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Delaware: Creating an Accessible and Inclusive Experience for People with Disabilities Sarah Mallory Delaware Dept of Health & Social Service $ 99,980
Leveraging Simulations in Preservice Preparation to Improve Mathematics Teaching for Students with Disabilities Lynsey Gibbons NSF $ 96,204
Creating a Performance Portable Software Ecosystem for Applications of Interest to NCI-DOE Sunita Chandrasekaran HHS $ 57,912
Undesirability and Her Sisters: Black Women’s Visual Work Tiffany Barber Getty Research Institute $ 35,000
An E-Waste Materials Flow Analysis for Science-Based Regulatory Reform in the U.S. Virgin Islands Kalim Shah General University Research Program $ 15,000



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

Research Development
Ph: (302) 831-7088

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

John McMillan
IT Support Consultant III
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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