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

Sensable, Manageable, Adaptable, Reusable Tooling for Lightweight Composite Automotive Components Kun Fu DOE $ 2,999,997
Multiscale Tendon Damage and Aberrant Cellular Responses in an in Vivo Model of Tendinosis Dawn Elliott NIH $ 2,682,510
Delaware English Learners’ Impact on Teacher Education Nigel Caplan DOE $ 2,666,354
Boosting Efficacy of Oral Vaccine Candidates by Enabling Spore Display of Nitrated Antigens Aditya Kunjapur HHS $ 2,352,719
Cosmic-Ray Physics with IceCube Frank Gerhard Schroeder NSF $ 2,000,000
Assessing the Comparative and Longitudinal Benefits of Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation of the Hand David Tulsky DOD $ 1,000,156
Acquisition of Orbitrap Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer for Advancing Cross-Disciplinary Research in Agro-Environment and Food Safety Deb Jaisi USDA $ 500,000
Inferring the Water Cycle Change from Interbasin Differences in Salinity, Surface Freshwater Flux, and Ocean Bottom Pressure Xinfeng Liang NASA $ 264,142
Increasing Access to Teacher Education for Students of Color: Building a Pipeline from High School Teacher Academies to the University of Delaware Rena Hallam DOE $ 162,998
Identifying Waves in the Solar Wind Over Multiple Solar Cycles Using Convolutional Neural Networks Michael Shay NASA $ 100,763



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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