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

Support to Elementary Teachers Implementing Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing in Brandywine School District Sharon Walpole ED $ 136,008
Wake Loss Modeling for Offshore Wind Energy Applications in the US Cristina Archer DOI $ 186,244
Assessing Morphodynamics North of Indian River Inlet Jack Puleo DNREC $ 240,007
Graph Signal Processing and Underwater Acoustic Modeling Techniques to Assist Automation of Through the Sensor (TTS) for Statistical Inference Module (SIM) Kenneth Barner DOD $ 260,506
Ocean Acidification in the Western Arctic Ocean Wei-Jun Cai NSF $ 391,263
The Attribute Alignment Framework: A Novel Solution to Team Aggregation Kyle Emich DOD $ 422,868
Sustained Ocean Observing with Underwater Gliders Support of Hurricane Intensity Forecasts Gerhard Kuska NOAA $ 843,695
Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental and Risk Management Research Kent Messer USDA $ 894,001
High Sensitivity NMR Spectrometer with Cryoprobe Joseph Fox HHS $ 929,724
Teacher-Driven Development, Implementation, and Assessment of Integrated Computational Thinking in Grades 3-5 Chrystalla Mouza NSF $ 1,000,000
Intervening Early with Neglected Children: Key Behavioral and Neurobiological Outcomes in Adolescence Mary Dozier HHS $ 3,512,496
ONR Ship Support Jon Swallow DOD $ 6,290,556
Composites Research, Engineering and Advanced Technology (CREATE) Jack Gillespie ARL $ 7,941,580

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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