External Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities for sponsored research are available to UD-eligible principal investigators from a variety of federal and state agencies and private foundations listed below.

Oak Ridge Associated University Opportunities

The Oak Ridge Associated Universities is a consortium of approximately 100 major Ph.D.-granting academic institutions that cultivates collaborative partnerships aimed at encouraging and enhancing the strengthening of U.S. research and education. The University of Delaware is a longtime member of ORAU, and as such is eligible to participate in several member-limited activities that are sponsored by and taking place at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

For questions regarding ORAU, please e-mail Dr. Cordell Overby, Associate Vice President for Research and Regulatory Affairs or call (302) 831-2383.

Funding Databases

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
Grants.gov 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.

Anshuman Razdan, PhD
Associate Vice President
for Research Development

Ph: (302) 831-6703
Jennifer Doran
Administrative Assistant
Ph: (302) 831-6703
David Barczak
Communications Manager
Ph: (302) 831-8169
The Research Development Office
Research Development Director
Ph: (302) 831-7088
Jennifer Roth
Research Education Coordinator
Ph: (302) 831-3777
John McMillan
Computing Support Specialist
Ph: (302) 831-8621
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