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


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

Using Satellite and Deep Ocean Measurements to Investigate the Influence of Mesoscale Eddies on Deep Ocean Internal WavesXinfeng LiangNASA$ 107,468
Optimizing Production of a Dinoflagellate-Specific Bacterial Algicide for Control of Karenia BrevisKathryn CoyneMote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium$ 142,970
Special Needs Pooled TrustSteven EidelmanMay and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust$ 155,000
Delaware Travel Monitoring SystemEdward RatledgeDOT$ 159,773
Additive Manufacturing for RF Materials and AntennasMark MirotznikDOD$ 200,000
Real-time Waterfowl Mapping Web Application: Validating a Critical Tool for a New Era of Avian Surveillance and Food Security in Commercial PoultryJeffrey BulerUSDA$ 296,991
GIS and Planning Data Analytical Support ServicesDavid RaccaDOT$ 317,775
Multimodal Analysis of Drone Based Imagery for Automatic Target RecognitionChandra KambhamettuDOD$ 350,095
Liquid Composite Molding of Polymer CompositesSuresh AdvaniNSF$ 359,714
Chemical Functionalization and Polymerization of Peptide Particle AssembliesChristopher KloxinNSF$ 446,848
Paving the Way for Fractions: Exploring Foundational Concepts in First GradeNancy JordanNSF$ 1,725,620
Health Consequesnces of Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Breast Cancer Survivors and PartnersJean-Philippe LaurenceauHHS$ 3,247,354
NIIMBL Responds to the COVID-19 PandemicKelvin LeeDOC$ 8,982,496

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


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