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

Harnessing Alkyl Amines and Alkyl Alcohols in Cross-Coupling Reactions Mary Watson HHS $ 2,154,843
Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Impacts to Groundwater, Stormwater, and Wastewater Infrastructure at Coastal Military Facilities Carolyn Voter DOD $ 1,541,829
Drivers and Dynamics of Methane Seepage Along the US Sunita Walter NSF $ 833,874
Algorithms and Software for Multidimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy of Coarse-Grained Protein Models Alexei Kananenka HHS $ 400,000
Understanding the Intestinal Amino Acids Transport Adaptations and Enteric Neuroendocrine Contribution During Weaning Stress in Pig Yihang Li USDA $ 300,000
NIFA Developing Pre- and Post-Harvest Methods to Detect and Reduce Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Edible Bivalves Miling Li USDA $ 300,000
Differentiating Phosphorus Sources Using Phosphate Oxygen Isotopes to Identify Contributing Watersheds Deb Jaisi DOI $ 299,995
Deformation-Dependent Adhesion of Stretched Compliant Networked Polymer Systems Chelsea Davis NSF $ 272,926
Assessing Salt Marsh Condition and the Effects of Restoration in the Northeast William Shriver DOI $ 116,513

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.