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


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

HR Competencies for Restaurant ManagersAli PooraniTREAS$ 22,500
Phase 1 Resilient Communities Partnership SupportPhilip BarnesDOC$ 38,793
DE Sea Grant Knauss FellowshipKathryn CoyneDOC$ 59,000
Characterizing Immune System Responses of Select Plant Health Products for Putting GreensErik ErvinUSGA$ 132,277
Cybersecurity Certificate ScheduleKenneth BarnerJPMC$ 225,000
Wind Turbulence Over Shoaling Surface Waves and Their Impact on Air-Sea FluxesFabrice VeronNSF$ 497,107
Heating of Ions in the Low-beta Compressible Solar WindWilliam MatthaeusNASA$ 500,004
Spinning Disk Confocal and Single Molecule Localization MicroscopeJeffrey CaplanHHS$ 561,735
A Solutions-Based Evaluation of Barriers to Farmer Adoption of In-Season Nitrogen Decision Support ToolsAmy ShoberUSDA$ 832,018
Enabling Plant Natural Product Biosynthesis by Debugging Heterologous Protein Expression in YeastMark BlennerHHS$ 1,594,612
Professional Development in Mathematics by Understanding the Mechanisms that Translate Teacher Learning into Student LearningJames HiebertNSF$ 2,906,444
The Delaware Center for Musculoskeletal ResearchDawn ElliottHHS$ 12,702,497

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


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