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.

Recently Funded Projects

Investigations in Fisheries Ecology Matthew Oliver DOC $ 65,000
Delaware Reading Project and Delaware Social Studies Education Project Sharon Walpole Delaware Department of Education $ 150,000
Mechanisms of Light Control of Root Growth Erin Sparks NSF $ 154,566
HMA Healthy Communities Delaware Steven Peuquet Health Management Associates $ 329,630
Administrative Support for the Technology Transfer Center (T2 Center) Earl Lee DOT $ 553,835
Developmental Monitoring and Language Beth Mineo HHS $ 563,000
Novel Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Tunable Infrared Notch Filters Mark Mirotznik DOD $ 599,628
Characterizing Coronal Structure and the Young Solar Wind William Matthaeus NASA $ 640,439
Translating Metabolic Responses to Mechanical Insult into Early Interventions to Prevent PTOA Shridhar Yarlagadda DOD $ 642,253
Tunable Qubits in Hybrid Photonic Materials as a Acalable Platform for Quantum Photonic Devices Matthew Doty NSF $ 999,995
Smith Lever Michelle Rodgers USDA $ 1,344,100
Physiological, Psychological and Genomic Factors that Predict the Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain in Patients with Traumatic Lower Extremity Fracture Mari Griffioen HHS $ 1,549,150
Directly Testing the Magnocellular Theory of Dyslexia Keith Schneider HHS $ 1,895,328
Northeast Extension Risk Management Education (ERME) Center Laurie Wolinski USDA $ 2,365,704
Disc Mechanics and Altered Loading in Degeneration. Dawn Elliott HHS $ 2,423,592
Water Security in Delaware’s Changing Coastal Environment Kent Messer NSF $ 19,199,993

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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