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

Developing Engineering Practices Using Ecosystem Design Solutions for Future Army Julie Bruck DOD $ 9,455,054
Initial Evaluation of an eHealth Self-Management System to Reduce Depression and Increase Resilience After SCI David Tulsky DOD $ 1,748,467
Novel Reactions of Electrophilic Nitrogen for Preparing Bioactive Molecules Donald Watson HHS $ 1,315,432
Investigating Munitions Mobility at a Riverine Munitions Response Site using a Rapidly-Deployable Monitoring System Arthur Trembanis DOD $ 1,093,173
The Delaware Space Observation Center Bennett Maruca NASA $ 900,000
Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood, Delaware Family Child Care Networks Rena Hallam Delaware Department of Education $ 850,000
Delaware Nutrient Management Program Amy Shober Delaware Nutrient Management Commission $ 548,484
Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program for Municipal Grant Development Troy Mix DE Office of Management and Budget $ 354,000
Geologic Map of the Wyoming Quadrangle in fulfillment of Guidance Criteria Category 1: New Mapping Options Kelvin Ramsey DOI $ 136,526
Office of Homeless Services City of Philadelphia Unsheltered Homeless Study Stephen Metraux City of Philadelphia $ 102,350
Development of Biological Control Methods for Management of Spotted Lanternfly Charles Bartlett USDA $ 26,416
Sleep and Stress in Families with Socioeconomic Disadvantage: A Snapshot of Daily Life Lauren Covington HHS $ 25,000
Can Market Incentives Reduce Deforestation and Promote Compliance with Environmental Law? Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon Francisco Costa GUR $ 14,385
Addressing Incomplete Data with Artificial Intelligence Zachary Collier GUR $ 14,140
Studying the Effects of Moral Violations on Entrepreneurial Decision Making Daniel Lee GUR $ 12,500



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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