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.

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

Research Fellowship in Ocean Sciences Xinfeng Liang A.P. Sloan Foundation $ 60,077
Low-Cost Flood Sensing Kevin Brinson Delaware Department of Transportation $ 78,304
Small-Scale Transient Structures in the Solar Wind over Two Solar Cycles Michael Shay NASA $ 97,833
We Care Innovative Title III Senior Healthcare Program Allison Karpyn HHS $ 109,958
Develop Literature Mining Tool for Extracting Context Specific Glycan-Protein Information Vijay Shanker HHS $ 123,127
The Role of Oxidative Stress and Endothelial Dysfunction in Sodium-Induced Changes in Pulsatile Hemodynamics Jordan Patik American Heart Association $ 128,836
University of Delaware Coastal Monitoring Program Edward Whereat EPA $ 147,649
SusChem Collaborative Research: Process Optimization of Novel Routes for the Production of Bio-Based Para Xylene Marianthi Ierapetritou NSF $ 202,410
Geometry by Example Christina Barbieri ED $ 207,564
Integrated Weed Management in Cover Crop-Based Field Crop Production Mark VanGessel USDA $ 210,000
Assessment of Fiber-Reinforced Hydrogel Systems: Fundamental Factors for Effective Enhancement LaShanda Korley W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. $ 211,584
Investigating the Influences of Hydrothermal and Respired Carbon in Intermediate Waters of the Equatorial Pacific Ocean During the Last Deglaciation Chandranath Basak NSF $ 255,788
Retraining-Free, Concurrent Test and Diagnosis in Emerging Neural Network Accelerators Chengmo Yang NSF $ 264,998
Understanding the Protein Interactions Required for Virus Assembly Tatyana Polenova HHS $ 326,304
A Multi-Institution Mentorship Consortium Leadership Training Sean Healy ED $ 465,037
Faster-Than-Real-Time Simulation for Resilient DER Integration Steven Hegedus DOE $ 472,386
Methane Storage with Porous Cage-Based Composite Materials Eric Bloch DOE $ 918,501

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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