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

Delaware Clinical and Translational Research ACCEL Program Gregory Hicks HHS $ 19,688,275
Multifunction Enabled Access through Networked Sensors Dennis Prather DOD $ 7,617,323
SNF Ithaca Initiative PHASE 2 at the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration Amy Schwartz Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation $ 3,000,000
Determining the Molecular Mechanisms of HIV-1 Maturation Juan Perilla HHS $ 2,945,184
Coalition for Translational Entrepreneurship Daniel Freeman SBA $ 2,250,000
Partnership Between CRESP and DDOE TLEU Branch to Focus on Studying the Connections and Gaps Between Education Research and School Practices Henry May Delaware Department of Education $ 1,770,298
Exploring the Potential of Self-Generative Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience in the Hampton Roads Region and at Joint Base Langley-Eustis Jack Puleo DOD $ 960,499
Leveraging Phasic Environment and Nutrient Solution Management to Improve Resource Use Efficiency of Indoor Vertical Farming Qingwu Meng Foundation for Food and Agriculture Rsch $ 450,000
Map Marine Habitats and Assess Sediment Transport Dynamics To Support Coastal Resiliency at ASIS Arthur Trembanis DOI $ 277,287
More than Dirt: Soil Health Tradeoffs with Stream and Floodplain Restorations Shreeram Inamdar EPA $ 214,838

K. Eric Wommack, PhD
Senior Associate Vice President for Research

Jennifer Doran
Administrative Assistant
Ph: (302) 831-6703

David Barczak
Communications Manager
Ph: (302) 831-8169

John McMillan
Computing Support Specialist
Ph: (302) 831-8621

Ciara O’Connell
Research Development Manager
Ph: (302) 831-7088

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

Research Development
Ph: (302) 831-7088


*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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