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

Enhancing Soldier Protection to Defeat Evolving ThreatsJoseph DeitzelDOD$ 4,999,997
Carbon Monitoring System Across MexicoRodrigo Vargas RamosNASA$ 1,455,582
Rocky Shores Experiments and SImulationsJames KirbyDOD$ 1,242,328
Nozzle heating and cooling patterns for improved hypersonic quiet wind-tunnel design.Joseph KuehlDOD$ 973,636
Chiral Exceptional Point Manifested Active Tuning in Integrated PhotonicsTingyi GuDOD$ 916,016
Mechanisms and Consequences of Reverse Transcription in HIV-1 CoresJuan PerillaHHS$ 596,072
Spin In- Cultivating A High-Skilled Regional WorkforceAmalea RassiasDOC$ 509,615
DE Network for Excellence in AutismSarah MalloryDelaware Dept of Health & Social Service$ 500,000
Intelligent CyberInfrastructure with Computational Learning in the EnvironmentRudolf EigenmannNSF$ 450,578
Floodplain Management in the United States: Where, Why, and How Policies to Limit or Remove Development have Shaped Exposure OutcomesAnne SidersNSF$ 290,090
A Large Constellation of Spacecraft for Mapping the 3D Magnetic Structure of the Solar WindBennett MarucaNASA$ 249,694
Studying the Connections and Gaps Between Education Research and School PracticesHenry MayDelaware Department of Education$ 225,726
Middle and High School Reimagine Math Coaching and Professional DevelopmentFaith MuirheadDept of Educ$ 201,900
Geologic Map of the Drederica and Bennetts Pier Quadrangles, DelawareKelvin RamseyDOI$ 194,361
The Persistence of Cover Cropping in the U.S.Kent MesserUSDA$ 175,000
Leveraging Simulations in Preservice Preparation to Improve Mathematics Teaching for Students with DisabilitiesLynsey GibbonsNSF$ 96,204
HR Competencies for Restaurant ManagersAli PooraniTREAS$ 22,500



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

Research Development
Ph: (302) 831-7088

Jennifer Roth
Research Education Coordinator
Ph: (302) 831-3777

John McMillan
IT Support Consultant III
Ph: (302) 831-8621


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