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

Extracellular Vesicles and Their Potential Applications in Biologic Production with CHO Cells Eleftherios Papoutsakis Merck & Company $ 100,000
Predicting the Spread of Spotted Lanternfly and Resulting Forest and Orchard Impacts Tara Trammell USDA $ 142,500
Diffusions on Combinatorially Structured State Spaces Douglas Rizzolo NSF $ 179,650
Atomic-Scale Hybrids, Tuning the IR Dielectric Function through Superlattice Design Stephanie Law Toner NSF $ 185,872
Mathematical Sciences: Probability and Statistics: Analysis of Stochastic Hybrid Systems with Applications to Synthetic Biology Abhyudai Singh DOD $ 226,682
Professional Learning and Coaching Support to Mathematics Teachers in Brandywine School District Faith Muirhead ED $ 283,848
CDS+E-MSS: Exact Homological Algebra for Computational Topology (ExHACT) Chad Giusti NSF $ 351,988
Actomyosin Regulation of the Membrane Skeleton in Erythrocytes and Megakaryocytes Velia Fowler HHS $ 392,556
Novel Transverse Spin Hall Effect Induced Phenomena in Single Ferromagnet and Magnetic Heterostructures John Xiao NSF $ 399,906
Instrumentation Systems for Terahertz Photonic Device Development Dennis Prather DOD $ 566,721
National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) Augmented Data Visualization Research and Development Using Cloud-Based Systems, Containers, Functions and vNext Display Technologies Douglas White DOD $ 670,627
Lagrangian Transport Analysis: Leveraging Models and Observations Helga Huntley DOD $ 862,489
Nature of Interplanetary Low Energy Electrons and Positrons John Clem NASA $ 1,768,370

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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