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.

Grant Forward
A funding and research service, which provides information on federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.

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

Unsheltered Homelessness Study Stephen Metraux Barbara Poppe and Associates, LLC $ 100,000
Delaware School Surveys Sharon Merriman-Nai HHS $ 108,000
Christiana Care Health Care Services Research Ethna Boyd Christiana Care Health System $ 130,743
Western States Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities Steven Eidelman May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust $ 300,000
The Mobile Toolbox for Monitoring Cognitive Function Jerome Slotkin HHS $ 314,499
Information Retrieval in Clouds Haining Wang DOD $ 387,644
Mechanical Control of Cell Proliferation and Branching Morphogenesis in the Embryonic Lung Jason Gleghorn HHS $ 403,536
Unagi-Based Encoded Fluorescent Protein Kinase Sensors Neal Zondlo HHS $ 421,642
Diversification of Cropping Systems: Adaptational Genomic Selection in Maize Randall Wisser USDA $ 500,000
Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments John Gillespie DOD $ 742,610
1840-1809: Novel and Effective Surface Passivation for High Efficiency n- and p-type Si Solar Cell Ujjwal Das DOE $ 800,000

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


*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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