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.

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

The Evaluation of Ocean Reanalyses in Determining Trends in Global Ocean Heat ContentXinfeng LiangNSF$ 168,494
Evaluation of the Regional Educational LaboratoriesHenry MayED$ 220,782
Community Mobile Healthcare and Wellness InitiativeRita LandgrafHighmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of DE$ 223,160
Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing for Printable Chemical SensorMark MirotznikDOD$ 300,000
Emergency Poultry Disease Response and Policy (EPDRP) International SymposiumEric BensonUSDA$ 375,638
CAREER: Neuromechanics of Human-Robot Interaction Via Robot-Assisted In-Vivo Imaging of Neuromuscular FunctionFabrizio SergiNSF$ 500,007
A Human-Machine Symbiotic System for the Extraction of High-level Behaviors from a Macroscopic View of SwarmsPanagiotis ArtemiadisDOD$ 524,258
CAREER: A New Class of Microfluidic Ex Vivo Culture Models to Understand Whole Organ Physiology and DiseaseJason GleghornNSF$ 550,000
Delaware’s Special Education Administrative Leadership (SEAL) ProgramDeborah BoyerED$ 1,434,794

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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