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

Prevention and Behavioral Health Services at the Kids Department of Potential Schools in Delaware Christine Visher DE Dept for Children Youth and Families $ 47,867
Comparative Effect of Commercially Available Custom Dynamic Orthoses Elisa Arch DOD $ 61,133
Parenting Plus Ryan Beveridge A E Casey Foundation $ 103,705
Nicotinamide Riboside Supplementation for Treating Elevated Systolic Blood Pressure and Arterial Stiffness in Middle-Aged and Older Adults Christopher Martens HHS $ 217,973
Designing Magnon-Electron Hybrid Devices with Quantum-Classical Micromagnetics Branislav Nikolic NSF $ 400,000
University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Beth Mineo HHS $ 547,000
xEMU Composite Hard Upper Torso Danny Molligan NASA $ 1,074,385
Decoding the Non-Canonical Polyubiquitin Chains Using Chemical Approaches Zhihao Zhuang HHS $ 1,192,524
Toolkit for Fast, Multipurpose and Inducible Bioorthogoal Chemistry Joseph Fox HHS $ 1,435,200
Adaptive and Maladaptive Neural Network Responses to Inhibitory Challenges Naomi Samimi-Sadeh HHS $ 2,969,271

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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