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

Waterford, Virginia National Historic Landmark District Documentation Catherine Morrissey DOI $ 47,446
Leadership/Teaching Coaching and Professional Development for the Christina School District Emily Poag Delaware Department of Education $ 62,730
Undewater Search/Survey for A-6E Loss Incident Mark Moline Henry M. Jackson Foundation $ 148,763
Improving the Durability and Extending the Life of Transportation Infrastructure Sue McNeil DOT $ 150,000
ABC Dissemination and Sustainability Caroline Roben A E Casey Foundation $ 160,000
Low Velocity Impact Modeling and Performance Evaluation of STF Composites for Space Suit Applications Bazle Haque NASA $ 224,978
Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Helath Services Administration Project AWARE (Advancing Welnness and Resilience in Education)State Education Agency Grants Project DelAWARE Sharon Merriman-Nai Delaware Department of Education $ 252,190
On-Call Transportation, Freight, Ports, Aviation and ITS Planning Activities Troy Mix DOT $ 299,297
Characterization of Legionella Effectors Targeting Host Membrane Compartments Maria Neunuebel HHS $ 414,570
An Experimental-Computational Approach to the Integration of Subtasks with a Spinal Reflex Model of Locomotion John Jeka NSF $ 444,929
Special Initiative on Offshore Wind Stephanie McClellan Rockefeller Brothers $ 500,000
Investigations of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs through Metagenomics and Biological Methane Oxidation Jennifer Biddle ExxonMobil Corporation $ 508,487
Online Periodicals K-12 Schools Sandra Millard Delaware Department of Education $ 516,800
Synthesis and Evaluation of Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics Targeting MRSA Catherine Grimes HHS $ 527,827
Efficient Chemical Production Via Chemical Looping Bingjun Xu DOE $ 1,318,053
FES to Improve Gait in CP: A Renewal Resubmission Revision Samuel Lee Shriners Hospital for Children of Phila $ 1,458,128
NIIMBL Global Health Fund Kelvin Lee Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation $ 1,650,000

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

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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